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Crain’s New York seeks politics reporter

November 4, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Crain's New YorkCrain’s New York Business is looking for a reporter to cover New York City and state politics and government, and the impact New York’s politicos and policies have on the businesses and economy of New York.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of the beat and be able to produce daily stories for, articles and features for our weekly print issue, and nuggets for the Morning Insider newsletter.

Economics and business reporting experience is a plus.

An ideal applicant will be able to write quickly and cleanly for the web and to craft compelling print stories—be they 300 words or 3,000—on the city’s fascinating characters, trends and scandals. Your writing will not simply convey facts but offer insight on why things are happening and what will happen next.

It will appeal not just to business people but to all New Yorkers and be penned in prose that sings, not in industry jargon. Crain’s reporters also have opportunities to represent the paper in local TV news and radio interviews and to moderate discussions at Crain’s events.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
Minimum of 6 years of reporting experience in professional journalism working in a deadline driven professional newsroom
Minimum of 3 years covering New York City and state politics, business community and labor issues for a b2b audience
Experience in business writing
Ability to generate story ideas, write cleanly and coherently, develop sources, break news, work quickly with minimum supervision
Ability to work in our midtown office and travel within New York City
Effective computer and communication skills
Must be well-read, be curious, be able to work with peers in a collaborative manner and take guidance from editors in a productive manner
Must be accurate with facts, analytical, and comfortable with numbers
Know how to organize his or her thoughts and write with a point of view; be a clear and clean writer
Be established on social media
Digital / online portfolio required


Master’s degree in Journalism
Knowledge of WordPress and Adobe InDesign
Adept at data-driven reporting and use of spreadsheet software
Knowledge of AP style
Multimedia skills
Basic knowledge of economics
Robust social media following
Experience writing both short and long form stories for print and digital
Public speaking experience with live audience, radio, and/or tv

To apply, go here.

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