CNBC.com seeks a weekend news reporter
Accurate, fast breaking-news coverage is central to CNBC’s online operation, and we’re looking for a general assignment reporter who wants to own the weekend scene. This role is a news junkie’s dream and calls for the ability to write about a variety of news topics, often in quick succession.
Jay Powell might give a Sunday brunch speech, right before President Trump unveils plans for an executive action at a rally, right before Elon Musk tweets about a new e-scooter that gets 500 miles per charge. CNBC.com would cover all of those events, in real time, while searching for more news on the horizon.
This reporter would work closely with our weekend editor to make sure we have all the news our readers need to make fast, informed decisions in business and finance. Aside from the weekend role, this reporter would also serve as a general-assignment reporter for our corporate news team three days a week. There would be an opportunity to develop an expertise in a specific business area.
Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:
- Accurately and quickly reporting and writing the breaking news of the moment, as seen through the CNBC lens of business and finance.
- Spotting, aggregating and building upon smart coverage so that CNBC readers stay abreast of key developments in many different industries.
- Keeping your news judgment sharp so you recognize the news as it unfolds.
- Editing and copy editing, as needed.
• At least three years of daily reporting experience.
Candidates should be accurate, fast and cool under pressure. The job calls for strong news judgment and involves fast-paced reporting and writing on a variety of topics.
The weekends, in particular, require a certain passion for news, as we need to cover surprise developments in a wide range of industries.
A background in business and/or finance journalism is a major plus. An obsession with AP style and light photo-editing skills help, too.
To apply, go here.