Dallas Morning News seeks a financial services reporter
The Dallas Morning News is looking for a highly motivated reporter to cover a new business beat about one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s fastest-growing sectors — financial services.
If it involves money, mortgages, investments, venture capital, law firms or myriad other related topics, it’ll be a staple of this writer’s breaking news, enterprise and trend reporting. We’re calling it the money beat and we’re drawing a wide definition of the types of stories we’re expecting it to produce.
Imagine a beat where you’re mining stories from banks and lenders such as JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PNC and Capital One, as well as locally significant institutions like PlainsCapital, Independent Financial and Texas Capital. (Last summer’s stories on the PPP program are one example).
Or tapping into the wealth of knowledge on investing, consumer behavior and innovation that experts possess at Charles Schwab, Fidelity and all of the major Dallas offices of the nation’s biggest management consulting firms.
Or writing about big-ticket deals brokered by venture capitalists, private equity firms and law firms. And law firms also could lead to stories like this.
Or delving into the market forces driving companies to go public through IPOs or SPACs. Or examining seismic changes taking place in the insurance industry, from people getting into fewer accidents during the pandemic to the rise of purely digital plays for buying life insurance.
Dallas-Fort Worth boasts more than 11,000 finance-related businesses, employing almost 229,000 people. So we’re expecting this to be a high reader engagement beat and a digital audience driver.
This writer should possess strong traditional journalism skills such as source building and interviewing acumen as well as social media know-how and an eagerness to experiment with new ways to build and grow an audience.