American Banker seeks a business reporter

July 8, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

We are seeking an experienced business reporter to join the editorial team at American Banker. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the payments industry and retail banking. Essential skills include the ability to break news as well as write longer analytical and feature stories on the most important trends in the worlds of payments and banking.

Core responsibilities:

  • Develop ongoing beat coverage in the payments industry

  • Cultivate sources and generate enterprise story ideas

  • Report and break news on a tight deadline

  • Research and write at least one news article a day

  • Research and write two enterprise features per month

  • Work closely with editors and other colleagues in multiple coverage areas

Additional responsibilities:

Reporters for American Banker are expected to contribute to and participate in all channels and platforms through which we engage our readers. Those activities include:

  • Create social media posts on a daily basis

  • Participate in digital media, including podcasts, web seminars, and video interviews

  • Participate in live and virtual events hosted by American Banker and other Arizent brands

  • Represent American Banker in other media, at industry events, and in other public contexts

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Associated Press stylebook, basic journalistic guidelines and reporting parameters, fact-checking, copy editing and an ability to quickly adopt American Banker’s in-house style.


  • 3-8 years of experience in reporting, preferably in a breaking news environment

  • Ability to write with clarity, insight, and depth

  • A track record of working well under tight deadlines

  • A sharp eye for what makes compelling news

  • Proficiency in all the tools of a digital newsroom (CMS, audio and video recording and editing, digital photography and editing, data analysis)

  • Experience and confidence participating in digital media and other public forums

  • A degree in journalism or communications field is a plus

To apply, go here.

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