Senior Reporter

Confidential Company

Remote, Telecommute

Date Posted July 30, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Business/Technology
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary $75,000-$100,000

Description:

About the team

This is a rare chance to join a startup within an established company that is also a respected industry leader. You will help build a collaborative environment where we take our jobs seriously, while learning together and having fun along the way.

About the role

The Senior Reporter uses their expertise to deliver engaging and journalistically sound stories in a fast-paced B2B news environment. This means leveraging their skills in developing sources, conducting interviews and digging into data to find compelling and exclusive angles that earn attention in a busy world. This means sharp storytelling.

The person in this role will distill complex information into accurate, actionable stories that help our audiences succeed. They are a content athlete who can write in any format and think beyond words to identify multimedia opportunities. They have an unshakable commitment to accuracy, objectivity and earning trust. They act as a mentor to others, providing clarity, leadership and vision.

In this role you will:

  • Craft a compelling daily news report by writing engaging content that can play out across channels as needed

  • Develop and manage relationships with industry leaders, inspiring mutual respect and source-driven exclusive content

  • Deliver quick-turn work as well as enterprise stories that can require more time to develop

  • Shape editorial plans that ensure a regular flow of content that can be leveraged across channels

  • Work with designers and other creative collaborators to produce remarkable results 

  • Proactively identify, track and monitor key dates/coverage opportunities

  • Use insights and other data to develop a rich understanding of the B2B industry audience and content that is most likely to attract and engage them

  • Exercise news judgment to make sound decisions

  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and incorporate new ideas into content

  • Edit copy for grammar, accuracy, tone and message as needed

  • Apply SEO best practices

  • Update content as necessary

  • Help drive process improvements to deliver timely content at scale

  • Help team workflow process run smoothly and find innovative ways to enhance it

Who you are and what you bring:

  • BA/BS in communications, journalism or equivalent experience

  • At least 8 years journalism experience

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding journalistic results - uncovering stories that make a difference

  • Experience with storytelling across a variety of content types and formats

  • Proactive energy, grit and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment

  • Effective communication across all levels — from individual contributors to executives

  • Experience working with WordPress or a similar CMS; html skills a plus

  • Understanding of how to shape content for SEO

  • Proficient in AP style

  • Strong attention to detail and experience delivering results with multiple projects on deadline

  • Curiosity and a desire to think big and help shape the future

We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment. Members of traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply even if their profile does not exactly match this job description.

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