Financial markets/investing reporter

Posted On: May 28, 2013

Journalism Job

Media Organization: The Associated Press

Company Description

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.
AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

Job Description

The Associated Press seeks a Reporter for the Business News department's financial markets team at its New York headquarters.

This position has a broad mandate: explaining the financial markets and investing to readers in daily coverage and through high-level enterprise stories. The successful candidate must be a critical thinker and be well-sourced among investors, traders and other Wall Street experts. The candidate must identify market trends and write authoritative stories with flair and clarity. The candidate must be an idea machine; somebody who sees stories where others see fog. The candidate will contribute to the AP’s Money & Markets product. If qualified, the candidate will have an opportunity to write AP’s popular “Of Mutual Interest” column, which reports on news and trends about mutual funds.

The right candidate will have a deep knowledge of markets and finance and a demonstrated talent for writing clear and compelling stories with rigorous, thought-provoking analysis. The candidate will have experience delivering stories in a fast-pace world with a proven ability to work in a deadline driven environment. We're looking for someone who isn't satisfied to simply inform. The candidate's writing must sparkle and appeal to all readers. The ideal candidate will be highly organized with the ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines with a demonstrated focus on detail and accuracy. Effective interpersonal skills and solid news judgment is critical. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and team player. At least three years of experience in markets writing is required. The ideal candidate should have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent-level experience.

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