Yahoo Finance seeks a reporter
Yahoo Finance is looking for a bright, dynamic personality with knowledge of finance to bring his/her unique voice to our audience. The candidate should be able to write and speak intelligently and authentically about financial markets, economics, politics, technology, personal finance, and general news.
The ideal candidate should be able to synthesize important topics into a narrative that captures the big picture in a way that everyone can understand. We are not looking for run-of-the-mill dry copy ready for wire stories. Critically, the candidate must have the ability to communicate ON AIR to a broad consumer audience. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced digital news environment.
Candidates must have superior communication skills, impeccable news judgment, and the ability to make high-stakes decisions quickly and clearly. Familiarity in digital sources like social media is a must. Multimedia skills is a plus. This position will be based in New York report into Yahoo Finance.
-Report, write, and speak on all current financial news topics
-Work on conceiving and executing video pieces
-Help Yahoo Finance execute its overall coverage
-2 years experience in online media or journalism
-Track record of success in a fast-paced news environment
-Excellent news judgment and a passion for and knowledge of social news tools and channels
-Superior communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams
-Comprehensive understanding of editorial best practices and a hunter mentality to identify high-profile and high-utility news and social content.