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Crain’s New York seeks a senior reporter

August 25, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Crain’s New York Business is seeking a highly motivated journalist to join our editorial team. The ideal candidate has business-writing experience, a strong sense of curiosity, asks questions that editors hadn’t thought of and makes researched story pitches every week.

A senior reporter generates weekly print and daily digital stories based on the news of the day and broader trends in metro-area business. This is a full-time position in our Midtown office. Candidates with experience writing business news, including about real estate, technology, entrepreneurship, finance and government/policy are encouraged to apply.


  • Develop and manage core beat coverage by producing smart and serious news intelligence
  • Generate feature-length news and analysis stories for weekly print publication on trends and innovations affecting the New York City business community
  • Cover breaking news in the field and through independent reporting; maintain strong, foundational understanding of important topics and players in the local business community
  • Contribute daily news items for morning and afternoon newsletters

Basic Qualifications

  • 5-plus years’ experience writing news stories in a newsroom or as a freelancer
  • Strong interviewing, reporting and editing skills
  • Ability to generate engaging headlines for newsletters and print
  • A keen eye for detail and ability to weave a narrative for feature-length stories
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to work with others, under pressure, in a spirit of camaraderie
  • Self-starting and critical-thinking skills
  • Ability to deliver clean, grammatical copy on tight deadline
  • Clips of published material


  • Experience covering New York business, real estate, neighborhoods, policy, finance, technology, small business or media
  • Familiarity with Crain’s New York Business coverage and style
  • Experience with live interviews and/or moderation of events and forums
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly about complex issues and ideas in-depth coverage of the industries that make up the fabric of New York’s business community.

To apply, go here.

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