Fortune seeks reporter to cover the intersection of business and politics
Fortune magazine is seeking a smart and energetic journalist who can tackle reporting on politics and business, especially at the intersections of race, gender, and money. It’s OK if you’re not an economic policy expert or if you haven’t covered wonky business filings. We’re looking for someone who can think critically about these issues and the people who are impacted across our main focus areas—finance, technology, entrepreneurship, retail, health, leadership—and the topics we should be paying more attention to.
Some of our past reporting on this beat:
—How Chinese-American restaurants are ensuring their future: https://fortune.com/2020/06/21/chinese-restaurants-food-american-immigrants-businesses-coronavirus/
—What people mean when they say they want to defund the police: https://fortune.com/2020/06/08/defund-the-police-what-does-it-mean-protests-george-floyd/
—The role that prisoners play in fighting California wildfires (https://fortune.com/2019/11/01/california-prisoners-fighting-wildfires/) and what happens when they get COVID-19 (https://fortune.com/2020/07/15/california-wildfires-firefighters-prisoners-inmates-covid-coronavirus/)
—The things Black employees want their nonblack colleagues to know about inclusivity in the workplace: https://fortune.com/longform/working-while-black-in-corporate-america-racism-microaggressions-stories/
—How Biden could address systematic racism: https://fortune.com/2020/07/07/joe-biden-race-racism-racial-unrest-george-floyd-protests/
—Why Black-owned businesses were hit hardest by the pandemic: https://fortune.com/2020/06/19/why-black-owned-businesses-were-hit-the-hardest-by-the-pandemic/
—How Black entrepreneurs are handling the surge in attention: https://fortune.com/2020/08/09/black-owned-businesses-food-industry-investors/
Responsibilities: You’ll work both independently and in collaboration with colleagues across the newsroom to produce stories covering breaking news, exclusive scoops, and longform reporting designed to surprise, reveal, and inform. You’ll be expected to use your time wisely to juggle multiple assignments at once while being able to pivot when important news drops.
It’s not unusual for Fortune reporters to work outside their beat, but in this role, you’ll have a strong focus on underrepresented voices and their experiences with business and money. We’ve done some stories in this vein, but we want to invest in making this a bigger part of our coverage. We expect this beat to straddle traditional business reporting and politics reporting, and if you have an interest in one more than the other, we would definitely take that into account.
Fortune’s headquarters is in NYC, but our editorial team is based across time zones and international borders. We’re working remotely right now because of the pandemic. We encourage applicants between the coasts to apply.
The right candidate…
- Will develop and maintain this beat as a core area of focus for Fortune.
- Writes clean, accurate, and insightful copy on deadline.
- Aches to tell important stories that hold those in power accountable.
- Is infinitely curious and always has a story idea ready to go.
- Can explore a fresh angle on the topic everyone is talking about.
- Has a diverse stable of sources that provides fresh voices and perspectives to Fortune readers.
- Is eager to try out new formats, from hopping on camera for a video to contributing to one of Fortune’s newsletters.
- Can communicate professionally and effectively in a remote environment.
- Really likes working with others and knows that collaboration is way more fun.
To apply, go here.