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Morning Consult seeks a brands reporter

January 22, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Morning Consult is hiring a reporter in New York for the Morning Consult Brands vertical, which covers the communications, marketing and media industries. We’re looking for an energetic and entrepreneurial candidate who has a deep understanding of the communications and marketing industries and will be able to discover and synthesize information and data to inform our audience’s business strategy. We’re looking for a self-starting reporter who thrives on being the first to report on significant trends and developments in the above-mentioned industries and who is intensely curious about why people consume, watch and buy what they do. At Morning Consult, we give reporters the room to dive into data and uncover exclusive information for an audience of communications, marketing and media leaders.

The reporter will be responsible for crafting a daily email briefing that is delivered to thousands of subscribers that expertly curates industry news, data, events and commentary to provide influential decision-makers, including C-level executives, with the information essential to starting their day. The ideal candidate will also write forward-looking analyses and features about these sectors – incorporating Morning Consult’s proprietary survey search data – and find other opportunities to deliver exclusive insights to our core audience.

Success in this role requires superb news judgment, experience analyzing and working with consumer trend data, a deep understanding of the communications, media and marketing industries, and unrelenting attention to detail. Most of all, ideal candidates will be able to put themselves in the shoes of their audience to strategically identify and synthesize the news topics critical to industry executives.

This job requires early morning work from home and will be based in New York City.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Curate the Morning Consult Brandsemail briefing and compile a comprehensive events calendar
  • Write stories and analyses about consumer trends using Morning Consult’s proprietary survey research that help communications and marketing professionals better understand these trends
  • Create compelling data analyses and visualizations using Morning Consult’s proprietary survey research
  • Develop a high-level network of industry sources with the goal of breaking news that helps our Brandssubscribers better understand their industry
  • Stay up to date on industry trends and their effect on business strategy
  • Continuously improve through feedback
  • Contribute to other division-specific strategic projects as necessary
  • Perform such other tasks and duties as may be required or assigned from time to time at the Company’s discretion

Position Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience working in or covering the communications or marketing industry
  • Have a deep understanding of the communications and marketing industries, the key players and the trends and information that matter most to improving business strategies
  • Experience analyzing consumer trends and data and can succinctly synthesize why it matters to communications and marketing professionals
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently while paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills and a willingness to learn advanced technical tools
  • Experience working with survey research/polling data is a plus

Candidates should submit an application here.

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