Freelance Journalist

Posted On: March 10, 2020

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Media Organization: Highlands Partners

Company Description

Highlands is an independent advisory firm specializing in the placement of top investor relations individuals and teams for alternative asset management firms around the world.

Job Description

Highlands Partners is a newly formed boutique global consulting and executive search firm. We specialize in the placement of top capital raising individuals and teams for alternative asset management firms around the world. Our clients include a range of prominent private equity, real estate, infrastructure, private debt, hedge fund, and private fund placement firms.

Highlands Partners is looking for a freelance journalist to cover trends in the alternative investment industry. The ideal professional will be able to help create three to four articles a quarter to be featured in our newsletter.

Highlands has a wealth of information on many topics, such as the expansion of the infrastructure investment space and the increased demand for capital raising professionals who cover insurance investors. We are looking for a journalist who can help us transform our market intelligence into articles that are easy to digest and engage with people in the investment management community. Additionally, we will provide topics such as what differentiates women CIOs? And, does gender affect a candidate's compensation expectations and negotiation tactics when making a career move? We are looking for a thought leader who is comfortable researching, interviewing, and writing about such topics.

We're looking for a journalist who is curious about investment management as well as the psychology behind recruitment and career development. Candidates should be able to use research, interviewing, and writing skills to produce stories about investment management, capital raising, and recruiting. You should also be a strong storyteller, have good news judgment, and be comfortable with audience data as a factor in decision-making.


• Solid grasp of a range of topics in the financial services industry in order to write and report succinctly and accurately;
• Lens on people in the investment management community: What is important to them? And how do they find their content?;
• Command of standard journalistic methodology (AP style, libel issues, etc.);
• Experience incorporating various kinds of data into reporting.


• At least two years of reporting experience, ideally in financial services journalism;
• Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree in journalism;
• New York City is preferred, but we'd consider strong candidates in other regions of the country who can bring a new perspective.

To Apply

Please send resumes and clips to Cara Bianchini (