Investopedia, a leading financial education website, is seeking a highly motivated and talented reporter to join its dynamic and growing News team in the position of Breaking News Writer. The person in this position will work Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.
We’re looking for someone who is eager to cover everything from corporate announcements to economic indicators to broadcasted appearances of newsmakers. You will quickly and accurately report on breaking news, adding the essential context and interpretation that helps Investopedia readers understand how the latest developments are relevant to their finances.
You should be mission-driven and inspired to play a vital role in delivering unique and actionable insights to Investopedia’s global audience in a fast-paced environment. You must also be dedicated to high journalistic standards and have strong reporting and writing skills.
This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring journalist with a passion for finance to kick-start their career in financial journalism.
- Reporting: You will report on corporate press releases, SEC filings, financial statements, government data releases and other disclosed information related to business, economics, finance and markets. You will also have the opportunity to occasionally write enterprise stories that explain trends, connecting the dots for readers who need insights that help them make informed decisions.
- Writing: You will write engaging and concise news articles that adhere to the Investopedia style and journalistic principles, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and comprehensibility. Much of the work that’s required will be done under tight deadlines. You will regularly produce between 6 and 8 stories daily.
- Teamwork: You will coordinate with other members of the news team to cover the news that is most relevant to our readers. The News team at Investopedia is highly collaborative and jumps in to help on whatever is needed, so you may be asked to handle stories that take you outside your comfort zone. A broad interest in business and economic news is essential, as is a willingness to learn and grow as a journalist.
- Journalism Experience: You have worked as a journalist, ideally covering business, finance, economics or markets. Familiarity with financial terminology, concepts, market dynamics and economics is very helpful.
- Reporting Skills: You have strong news judgment and are able to quickly ascertain what’s newsworthy for an audience of individual investors and consumers. You are accustomed to digging through documents and sifting through commentary to identify the most important news, and are able to add the essential context and perspective that make the article relevant to our readers. Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities are essential.
- Writing Skills: You have excellent writing skills with the ability to produce clear, accurate, and engaging news articles within tight deadlines.
- Journalism Education: A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field from an accredited university or college is preferred. Knowledge of and commitment to high journalism ethics and principles are essential.
- Adaptability and Initiative: You thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, adapting quickly to changing priorities. You should be proactive in identifying news coverage opportunities and eager to advance your career as a financial journalist.