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Insider seeks an auto business reporter

November 22, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Insider is seeking an automotive business reporter to join our growing Transportation team, focusing on the electric vehicle industry.

This person will cover the inner workings of this wide-ranging space, including the companies and people leading the auto industry into an increasingly electric and autonomous world. They will chart the rise (or fall) of promising startups, dig into the efforts of established players to modernize, and explain to our readers how the people building our cars are reinventing business models built for the 20th century.

The ideal candidate will have experience speaking to employees at all levels of a company, from the c-suite to the assembly line floor. They will be excited to write engaging stories with various perspectives that bring the changing nature of the auto industry to light for our readers.

The autos reporter will join our transportation section, a team of reporters who cover everything from supply chains to rocket launches to ride-hailing. We value collaboration, open communication, and creative problem solving.

The candidate should have experience delivering scoops and exclusives, as well as trend stories, features, and analysis pieces. All stories will be targeted towards Insider’s subscription audience, which expects news they can’t find anywhere else.

Sample stories in this vein include:

Tesla is transforming how cars are sold. But 27 insiders say the company’s methods mean slashed pay and living in constant fear of getting laid off.

Lucid insiders worry CEO Peter Rawlinson’s ‘vendetta’ against Elon Musk could undermine the EV startup’s bid to be the next Tesla

No burnouts, no alien dreadnoughts: How Rivian’s culture and simple manufacturing strategy could help it avoid Tesla’s growing pains

Meet 2021’s rising stars of self-driving vehicles from companies like Waymo, Aurora, and Cruise

Experts say many electric car startups are doomed to fail — but these 5 are built to last

Uber insiders reveal how DoorDash stole its delivery crown and left Eats in the dust

We’re looking for a candidate who can adapt and try new approaches as we expand our readership. The candidate should be someone who is open to feedback and wants to get better every day and will also have many of the following:

  • Experience finding and pitching complex multi-source sources
  • The passion for going the extra mile to deliver stories for our readers that they can’t find anywhere else
  • Contacts across the EV industry and experience sourcing contacts at all levels of organizations
  • A proven track record of breaking news
  • A knack for finding the stories buried within analyst notes, SEC filings, or earnings calls
  • Ability to work collaboratively and bring out the best in your teammates

This position is remote, with the opportunity to be based out of our New York office. Insider offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.

To apply, go here.

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