National Mortgage News seeks a tech reporter

June 27, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

National Mortgage News is seeking a reporter to cover the technology in the mortgage industry. Ideal candidates will have experience covering fintech startups, the U.S. housing market and/or reporting for other financial services audiences. Must be adept at pitching and covering daily news items in addition to reporting out longer feature stories and analytical “day-two” pieces on the most important trends and developments in this specialized area.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and write at least one news article a day.
  • Report, break news, and develop ongoing tech coverage in the mortgage space.
  • 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 housing, fintechs and/or other financial services
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task on a constant basis in addition to working 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 National Mortgage News 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 National Mortgage News and other Arizent brands.
  • Represent National Mortgage News 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 the housing market, the mortgage market, or the financial services industries will be advantaged.
  • 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.
  • Experience and confidence participating in digital media and other public forums.
  • College degree in journalism, English, or a related field.
  • The position is remote, but location in the New York metropolitan area or anywhere in the Northeast region, which ranges from Maine to Maryland, is preferred.

To apply, go here.

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