Reporter - Financial Services

Simplify Compliance, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Date PostedJanuary 29, 2018
IndustryFinancial Services
SpecialtyFinancial Writing
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.simplifycompliance.com
Description:

The Argosy division of Simplify Compliance is seeking a skilled reporter who has experience covering a regulatory beat and who thrives under the pressure of deadlines to become a key contributor to Regulatory Compliance Watch, the nation’s leading B2B online compliance service and weekly publication focused on compliance for financial services firms, including investment advisers, broker-dealers and private funds.

The right candidate has a passion for source-driven journalism, has strong organizational skills, has excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and can thrive in a team environment, while being self-motivated.

Responsibilities

  • Covering key regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the National Futures Association.
  • Generating story ideas on a weekly basis that answer key challenges currently faced by our audience.
  • Cultivating and interviewing critical industry sources.
  • Suggesting trending topics for timely webinars and live conferences, securing speakers and moderating such events.
  • Displaying excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Contributing to product development initiatives based on industry feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

  • BA in Communicayions or Journalism
  • Thrives in a team environment but is a skilled, self-motivated self-starter who can work autonomously.
  • Is deadline-oriented and can deliver stellar content under the pressure of daily/weekly deadlines.
  • Has proficient computer skills (eg. fluent with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat)

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience covering the SEC, CFTC, FINRA and NFA.
  • Accomplished at using social media platforms (eg. Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube).

When applying, please submit a cover letter and three (3) original clips.

Simplify Compliance is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Simplify Compliance, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team 1.800.727.5257. 

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