Date Posted July 07, 2024
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Business/Technology
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Arizent’s mission is to advance professional communities across a variety of today’s most transformational industries in Financial and Professional 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.

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 reporter to join the editorial team at American Banker. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the payments industry and retail banking. Essential skills include the ability to break news as well as write longer analytical and feature stories on the most important trends in the worlds of payments and banking.


Core responsibilities: 

  • Develop ongoing beat coverage in the payments 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

Additional responsibilities:

Reporters for American Banker 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 American Banker and other Arizent brands

  • Represent American Banker in other media, at industry events, and in other public contexts

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Associated Press stylebook, basic journalistic guidelines and reporting parameters, fact-checking, copy editing and an ability to quickly adopt American Banker's in-house style. 

Qualifications: 

  • 3-8 years of experience in reporting, preferably in a breaking news environment

  • Ability to write with clarity, insight, and depth 

  • A track record of working well under tight deadlines

  • A sharp eye for what makes compelling news 

  • 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

  • A degree in journalism or communications 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!