Bond Buyer seeks a reporter

June 27, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Bond Buyer is seeking an experienced reporter to join its team, covering securities law and regulation and tax law and policy. The ideal candidate will have experience covering both finance and government and at least a working knowledge of the U.S. municipal bond market. Essential skills include an ability to break news as well as write longer analytical and feature stories on the most important trends and developments in tax and securities regulation.

  • Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Report and break news on federal regulatory agencies and legislative developments.
  • Develop ongoing coverage of securities law trends and tax policy.
  • Cultivate sources and generate enterprise story ideas
  • Work closely with editors and other colleagues in multiple coverage areas
  • Attend industry conferences and press events as needed.
  • Preferred candidates will offer:
  • Excellent explanatory writing, reporting and news management skills
  • Experience covering finance and/or government
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task on a constant basis, plus work well as part of a team of editors and reporters
  • Proven ability to report and break news on tight deadline
  • Familiarity with web publishing and content management systems
  • Strong social media skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar discipline
  • Three or more years of full-time experience in an online or print publication

Additional responsibilities: 

Reporters for The Bond Buyer are expected to contribute to and participate in all channels and platforms in which we engage our readers. Those activities include:

  • Create social media posts on a daily basis.
  • Participate in digital media, including podcasts, web seminars, video interviews, and so on.
  • Participate in live and virtual events hosted by The Bond Buyer and other Arizent brands.
  • Represent The Bond Buyer in other media, industry events, and other public contexts.

Job Requirements:

Preferred candidates will have the following attributes:

  • A passion for business reporting. Candidates with demonstrated experience covering municipal, finance, the bond market, or the financial services industries will be advantaged.
  • 2-5 years of experience in reporting, preferably in a breaking news environment.
  • Ability to write with clarity, insight, and depth in a timely manner.
  • A track record of working well under tight deadlines.
  • A sharp eye for what makes a compelling news story.
  • A strong understanding of how to generate scoops.
  • 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.
  • College degree in journalism, English, or a related field.
  • Remote candidates are welcome, but location in the Washington, D.C. area is preferred.

To apply, go here.

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