Investing Reporter

InvestmentNews, New York City, New York

Date PostedNovember 26, 2018
IndustriesNewspapers / Wires, Magazines / Publishing, Trade Publications
SpecialtyFinancial Writing
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$55,000 to $70,000


InvestmentNews, the leading information source for financial advisers, is looking for a smart, aggressive and digitally-savvy journalist to cover mutual funds, ETFs and other savings and investment vehicles used by financial advisers.

This beat is extremely important and influential, and we are looking for a real news hound to own it. To do well on this beat, you must be able to unearth news in an extremely competitive space and craft compelling stories that go beyond the obvious. You must also be adept at explaining complex investment ideas clearly and concisely and be able to write compelling personality-driven features and profiles.

You should also be skilled at utilizing social media to engage with readers, and comfortable assuming the role of “subject matter expert” – both on camera as well as off.

We'll teach you some valuable journo skills too . . . like how to shoot and edit video. Or how to create a great podcast. Bottom line: If you’re passionate about investing, persistent in your reporting, able to hit deadlines and fun to work with, we’d like to hear from you.


  • Write and deliver daily news stories about investing and the asset management industry with the financial adviser’s perspective in mind.
  • Produces feature-length stories on news, trends and issues that affect the investments beat and are relevant to financial advisers and their clients.
  • Engages readers through social media, blog posts and video.
  • Moderate webcasts, roundtables and panel discussions on beat-related issues.
  • Attend and report on beat-related conferences and industry gatherings

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in business journalism
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact with heavy hitters from the financial services world
  • The ability to think and write broadly and be adept at balancing short-term coverage and breaking news with features and longer-term assignments
  • Demonstrated news judgment
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience writing under tight deadlines
  • Skilled at generating story ideas, writing cleanly and coherently, developing sources, breaking news, and working quickly with minimum supervision
  • Experience writing for all platforms: digital, print, video, newsletters
  • Experience writing analytical trend and enterprise pieces as well as breaking news stories
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Team player who can work in a collaborative news organization
  • Portfolio / examples of recent and relevant work which demonstrates business journalism experience


  • Background in covering wealth management
  • A deep contact list in the financial advice profession
  • A familiarity withInvestmentNews: what and who we cover
  • The ability to shoot and edit video
  • A large social media following

Brand Overview

InvestmentNewsis the leading business information source and media company for the financial services industry. The most influential financial advisers rely on us to cover breaking news, in-depth data analysis, benchmarking research products, provoking thought leadership, educational events and engaging video. We inform on the topics that help financial advisers and wealth managers run their businesses—the stock market, the economy, investment trends, mutual funds, women in finance, diversity and inclusion, ETFs, socially responsible investing, retirement planning, social security, practice management, regulation and more.

InvestmentNewsis a growing, nimble media company where new ideas are embraced, collaboration is valued and an entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged. We are constantly looking for new ways to be first—from breaking news stories and launching new initiatives to developing research data products and creating multi-media programming.


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