Observer seeks a labor and management reporter

March 30, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Observer is looking for a reporter to cover labor and management. This beat will cover work, workers, and what working means in 2022 and beyond. It will also examine the roles of employers and companies, and the changing dynamics between managers and those they manage.

The right candidate will be at home writing about labor organizing at Amazon and Starbucks, the Great Resignation and its myriad causes, the fight over raising the minimum wage, parental leave policies, the gender pay gap, and corporate governance practices. If you are interested in the future of commuting, pet insurance as a benefit, European board diversity quotas, strategies for getting a raise, the rise in employee activism, and the best (and worst) ways to reward employees in an IPO, this job is for you.

Ideally this reporter will have:

  • At least two years of experience reporting about work, labor or management or have related experience

  • A facility with writing both breaking news and longer enterprise stories

  • Fluid and authoritative writing

  • The ability to develop sources and break news

  • A comfort with data and experience building their own charts

  • An eagerness to find and pitch story ideas daily

  • Interest in contributing to or writing a newsletter

  • High journalistic standards, attention to detail, and the skeptical heart of a fact-checker.

Our headquarters are in New York City, but we will consider remote candidates who live in the United States.

To apply, go here.

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