Industry Dive seeks a Cybersecurity Dive reporter

January 7, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

We’re Industry Dive, a fast-growing business journalism company based out of Washington, DC. We’re looking for sharp, talented journalists who are working to further their abilities in business journalism and digital news.
Currently, we are hiring for an experienced Reporter to write and produce content for Cybersecurity Dive.
You will get a chance to help grow a digital product, work closely with your team to cover an important sector, and use all your journalism tools. You’ll workshop story ideas with a team, develop sources for the publication, and work in a fast-growing, innovative newsroom that gives you the freedom to showcase your creativity.
The Reporter will regularly report and write stories; from breaking news briefs to in-depth original articles and features that analyze the trends and events impacting the cybersecurity landscape. You will own your beat by cultivating relationships with key stakeholders and monitoring trends, news and industry developments, as well as pitching original stories. You will also have some regular editing responsibilities.
The position reports to the Managing Editor.

What you can bring to the table:

    • A proven track record of reporting and writing business stories, involving one or more of the core topics: cyberattacks, threats, data breaches, policy and regulation.
    • Ability and proven track record of delivering scoops and exclusive news.
    • Experience pitching to and working collaboratively with an editor.
    • Ability to quickly take ownership of specific beats through original reporting and source building.
    • An aptitude for shaping B2B news stories, including through the use of public financial filings or source documents and public records requests.
    • Experience writing web headlines and copy editing content.
    • Strong digital news knowledge and aptitude.
    • Deadline-oriented time-management skills.
    • Ability to work with a fast-paced, dynamic team which publishes multiple audience-specific newsletters each week.
    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, English or similar field.
    • At least 3 years of experience as a journalist, including at least 2 years covering cybersecurity. Business journalism experience preferred.

What you’ll do:

    • Work with the Cybersecurity Dive team to produce daily and weekly newsletters — reporting, writing and editing in a collaborative fashion.
    • Pitch and cover breaking news in the industry while conceiving and executing longer analytical pieces and projects.
    • Identify key industry storylines we can own and help establish and execute on long-term goals for the publication.
    • Show versatility in writing for different audiences, or in different formats.
    • Use Google Analytics or other analytics-monitoring tools to help inform our content strategy.

To apply, go here.

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