Space Reporter

Posted On: April 9, 2024

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Payload

Company Description

Payload is the leading media brand covering the business and policy of space. Our goal is to provide the best analysis and coverage of the space industry for investors, founders, engineers, scientists, and policymakers.

Job Description

The Role
We’re seeking a reporter to write stories for Payload’s newsletter and website. This role is ideal for an entrepreneurial journalist looking to help shape coverage at a startup media organization.

Salary: $3,500 a month for a 90-day contract period. Upon completing the 90-day period, this role will automatically convert into a full-time role at an annual compensation of $60,000. You'll be able to work remotely anywhere in the United States. Benefits include 100% premium coverage for health insurance, stock compensation, and unlimited PTO.

In this role, you will:
- Pitch, report, and write stories for Payload’s newsletters and website
- Conduct research to support development of stories and inform longer-term projects
- Contribute aggregation of space industry news for the bottom half of the daily newsletter
- Develop and engage a source network of industry insiders to fuel content strategy and news coverage
- Contribute to editorial strategy

We’re looking for someone who:
- Has an eye for detail and checks facts meticulously
- Is a recent journalism graduate or early-career reporter
- Has an interest in business journalism, with bonus points if you are also interested in space and/or policy reporting.
- Can write quick, clean, accurate copy on deadline
- Is comfortable with, or willing to learn, Payload’s signature writing style
- Is prepared to regularly pitch enterprise story ideas, in addition to dailies and breaking news

To Apply

Interested? Don't hold back if you’re not ticking every single box. Shoot an email to Ari, our co-founder, with a short note on why you'd be a great fit, along with two writing samples, your resume, and your LinkedIn/X profile links if you have them. Email with "Payload Space Reporter Application” as your subject line.