Date Posted February 06, 2024
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Arizent’s mission is to advance professional communities across a variety of today’s most transformational industries, including Financial Services. We do this by uncovering powerful ideas, rallying industry leaders around them, and benchmarking their progress. Our services include the distribution of powerful content across digital channels, as well as making meaningful connections through our live events and peer networks. 

Our company has entered an exciting new chapter following a major brand refresh, the launch of some key products and services as well as some exciting new team members. We are looking for creative thinkers with the skills to bring our vision to life across a variety of critical roles. If you’re interested in an organization that combines a storied 150-year legacy with a start-up mentality, we invite you to get to know us: www.arizent.com

About the position

We are seeking an experienced business tech reporter to join the team at Financial Planning, our award-winning wealth management publication. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the role technology plays in the financial services industry. Essential skills include the ability to break news as well as write longer analytical and feature stories on the most important trends in the world of financial advice and technology.

This position will also play a significant role in positioning Financial Planning as a leader in wealthtech coverage, with a specific emphasis on emerging technology. Additionally, this person will be a leader in planning the editorial functions of an annual tech industry conference.

Core responsibilities: 

  • Develop ongoing beat coverage in the wealthtech industry
  • Cultivate sources and generate enterprise story ideas
  • Report and break news on a tight deadline
  • Research and write at least one news article a day
  • Research and write two enterprise features per month
  • Work closely with editors and other colleagues in multiple coverage areas
  • Develop editorial content for industry conference
  • Attend industry conferences (as needed)

Additional responsibilities: 

Reporters for Financial Planning are expected to contribute to and participate in all channels and platforms through which we engage our readers. Those activities include: 

  • Create social media posts on a daily basis
  • Participate in digital media, including podcasts, web seminars, and video interviews
  • Participate in live and virtual events hosted by Financial Planning and other Arizent brands
  • Represent Financial Planning in other media, at industry events, and in other public contexts

Job Requirements

Competitive candidates will have the following attributes:

  • A passion for business reporting, ideally with demonstrated experience covering wealth management, personal finance or Wall Street, as well as technology
  • 3-8 years of experience in reporting, preferably in a breaking news environment
  • Ability to write with clarity, insight, and depth in a timely manner
  • A track record of working well under tight deadlines
  • A sharp eye for what makes a compelling news and feature story 
  • A strong understanding of how to generate scoops
  • Proficiency in all the tools of a digital newsroom (CMS, audio and video recording and editing, digital photography and editing, data analysis)
  • Experience and confidence participating in digital media and other public forums, and moderating panels at conferences
  • A degree in journalism or a related field is a plus

Why Join Arizent?

At Arizent, we believe that diversity is not just a policy; it's a source of strength and innovation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Our inclusive culture encourages individuals to reach their full potential.  Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which play a crucial role in creating a supportive and enriching work environment. 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Applicants are invited to state their salary expectations in their cover letter.  Salary determination will be based on factors such as the candidate's work experience, knowledge, skills, and geographical location. Our generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage; disability and life insurance.  In addition to holiday pay, we offer parental leave, paid vacation, sick, personal, and mental health days.   A 401k program; a pretax transportation payment program and a fitness reimbursement program.

As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, height and weight, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

To apply for the position, please submit your resume and cover letter. We look forward to welcoming diverse and talented individuals to our team!