Personal Finance/E-Commerce Reporter

  • New York, New York
  • Jul 21, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Fortune is looking for a reporter to join our new personal finance/e-commerce initiative, and who wants to help shape the vision and voice of this new section focused on helping readers choose the best financial products for their needs.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who’s interested in all things personal finance, from credit cards to personal loans to deposit accounts, and skilled at interviewing a variety of financial experts, distilling complex topics, and creating actionable, accessible service pieces.

You will:

· Report and write 1-2 personal finance articles per day on a range of topics

· Craft high-quality service journalism that helps readers navigate every aspect of their financial lives

· Work closely with the e-commerce editor on Best of lists

· Use data and analytics to pitch strategic new content

· Generate fresh ideas and new angles on topics everyone is talking about

· Ensure our coverage includes a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices

· Uphold Fortune’s standards of journalistic rigor, accuracy, and fairness

The right candidate…

· Has experience writing personal finance content

· Writes clean, accurate, and insightful copy on deadline

· Can interpret and comfortably understand complex financial jargon

· Is an SEO pro

· Can juggle multiple assignments at once

· Is infinitely curious and always has a story idea ready to go

· Is flexible and adaptable

· Can communicate professionally and effectively in a remote environment

· Has experience using data and analytics to inform and inspire story choices

Fortune’s headquarters is in NYC, but our editorial team is distributed across time zones and international borders. We encourage applicants between the coasts to apply.

A few of Fortune’s perks and benefits:

· Flexible working hours and schedule: We expect our editorial staff to show up consistently and meet deadlines, but there’s no need to take PTO for a midday doctor’s appointment or to leave an hour early for a flight. Working in news can mean nontraditional hours, and we work with each staffer to make sure there’s appropriate comp time for special projects.

· 20 vacation days and 2 personal days on top of 11 company holidays and an honor-based sick leave policy

· Health, dental, and vision coverage (90% paid for individuals and families), along with flexible spending accounts where Fortune contributes to your HSA

· 401(k) plan

· Generous parental leave

· Dependent care, commuter, and cell phone benefits

· Tuition reimbursement program

· A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture