Newsweek is seeking a full-time Economy Reporter to join our London team.
The ideal candidate will be able to reach Newsweek’s broad audience of American consumers through a skillful approach to writing engaging stories. They will connect our readers to economy topics by leveraging interest in current affairs, news and politics.
The Economy Reporter will have detailed knowledge of the latest trends in personal finance, consumer economics, macroeconomics, U.S. fiscal and monetary policies, financial markets, global trade, business and industry trends, economic indicators, economic forecasting, and the impact of geopolitical events on the US economy.
The Economy Reporter will be able to seek and provide insightful analysis of economic data and trends specific to the American consumer economy, as well as connect these developments to global events and their potential effects on the international stage.
Knowledge of economic policy debates in the US, including taxation, healthcare economics, labor market dynamics, and income inequality, will be highly beneficial. Expertise in analyzing economic data, interpreting reports, and the ability to break down complex concepts for our audience will be highly valuable.
The Economy Reporter will be able to research, source, pitch, and write several stories each day, including breaking news, original news and features, interviews, and exclusives. They will obtain source and expert comments, and use authoritative primary sources. They will produce vibrant, concise and clean copy to deadline.
They will have a strong understanding of digital journalism and the needs of a fast-paced newsroom. They will be adept at monitoring social media, Google Trends and other news-gathering tools to find and identify stories and topics of interest to a U.S. audience.
Topics expected to be covered include, but are not limited to: Personal and household finance; Mortgages and the housing market; Consumer advice on financial well-being; trends in personal finance; The challenges and opportunities for small businesses; Interest rates; Inflation; Credit markets; Banking and fintech; E-commerce; Consumer protection laws and regulations; Data privacy; and the influence of consumer behavior on the US economy.
The candidate will be responsible for ensuring high-quality coverage that is accurate, fair, and conforms to accepted standards of journalism.
This is a full-time role, working 5 days a week, including some weekend shifts on a rotational basis depending on the needs of the company.
Place of Work: Our office is based in London but you will have the ability to work from home anywhere in the UK.
- Research, source, pitch, and write several stories each day, including original features and interviews.
- Scour social media and other news gathering tools to find stories and emerging trends.
- Check facts and sources and ensure content is of the highest possible standard.
- Work with editors to ensure your work meets house style.
- Ensure Newsweek delivers high-quality reporting that is accurate, fair, and conforms to accepted standards of journalism.
- Perform any other reasonable duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business.
- Several years of experience in a reporting role for a reputable organization.
- Organization and planning skills.
- SEO and online journalism skills.
- Familiarity covering U.S. news and trends.
- Familiarity with using social media, Google Trends and other news discovery tools to find stories.
- Capable of working to tight deadlines.
- Must be able to work flexible hours.