The Business of Business, Staff Writer - NY

New York City, New York (US)
Salaries are competitive with market rates for business media in NYC
Jan 05, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Job Type
Full Time

About the job

Are you an independent thinker who is passionate about understanding the latest trends affecting business and the economy? Are you a skilled reporter, with the ability to discover new and impactful developments that are relevant to a general business audience? Do you have excellent writing and storytelling skills, and the ability to swiftly convey your findings into sharp and engaging narratives? Do you enjoy a startup culture, where you can be part of a collegial environment and help build a great publication from the ground up? If so, you should apply to this position.

The Business of Business is a publication for leaders and strivers. We deliver crisp, clear reporting of business news and insights that our audience can use to level up their careers. We’re looking for energetic, curious, and innovative writers, analysts, and content creators to join our rapidly growing media company. Staff writers can be based out of our NYC office or remote.

Job Description:

Produce 3 stories per week for The Business of Business. These would include a mix of short-term spot features, interviews and longer-term projects

Develop a community of contacts and sources

Pitch stories regularly to editors

Generate 3-5 insightful feature ideas per week

Meet daily with peers and senior editors to discuss content plans (don’t worry, some of these are just over a cup of coffee or tea)

Keep up with news, and ideally stay head of it, in coverage categories including software, crypto, consumer products, fintech and business scandals

Complete work within assigned deadlines


The ability to work on multiple projects of varying lengths and timeframes at the same time

Strong catalog of writing clips

Ability to write catchy, engaging copy and headlines that are clear and factually accurate

Reliability and efficiency

Attention to detail

Strong command of grammar, spelling and relevant journalistic style

BSc/BA in journalism or 1 year of relevant work experience

You may be asked to complete a short writing test if you apply to this role

Perks and Benefits:

Competitive compensation package

Health & Dental Insurance for employee and their dependents

Enrichment stipend towards learning and development for your role

Free lunches on occasion, and kitchens stocked full of snacks (for in office types)

Company happy hours, social events and outings

Additional Information:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Thinknum Alternative Data, the parent company of The Business of Business, creates datasets from a broad array of public online sources, capturing ephemeral information on the products, operating markets and labor markets of 500,000+ global companies across sectors, and provides rich toolsets for extracting intelligence. Thinknum has over 300 clients across major corporations and investment firms.

In 2019, Thinknum raised its $11.6 million Series A to scale applications of alternative web data in finance, business, media and more.

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