Reporter, Agenda - NY

New York City, New York (US)
Based on experience
Mar 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Agenda, a Financial Times publication written for directors on corporate boards, is seeking a reporter to join its team of talented and motivated journalists.

This position will cover the executive compensation beat – one of the highest-profile topics in corporate governance. Reporting for Agenda is a rare opportunity to write for an audience of highly influential decision makers.

The ideal candidate will join a team of six skilled journalists and contribute to the publication’s high standards of editorial excellence.

We seek team players who thrive in a work environment that offers collegiality and support. Agenda is on a growth track and we seek candidates who are willing to adapt and learn as we grow.

This position is based in the offices of Money-Media and the Financial Times, near the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.


You will be expected to develop an in-depth knowledge of corporate governance and the workings of boards of directors, especially the compensation committee.

Covering the comp beat means tracking CEO pay, various incentive structures and pay vehicles, broad-based executive pay trends, succession issues and regulatory and shareholder developments in the comp space.

It requires a desire to move beyond headline pay package amounts and investigate the aims and intricacies within incentive programs. Candidates should be comfortable digging through annual reports, proxy forms and other SEC filings and working with numbers and data.

You will be expected to produce two in-depth and well-researched stories every two weeks for our print issue, as well as regular news stories for our weekly digital issue and longer research-driven reports on a quarterly basis.

In addition, you will be expected to contribute to other editorial projects, including video interviews, webcasts and other regular features. There are frequent opportunities to travel to conferences.

Every reporter and editor at Agenda is held to fundamental standards of integrity, honesty and journalistic ethics.

Qualifications / Attributes

  • Knowledge and reporting experience of corporate governance and/or executive compensation issues are desirable, but not essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to write or produce content for a specific niche audience. Experience generating compelling analysis, enterprise story ideas and other content that distinguishes a publication.
  • Passion for delivering high-level insights to a sophisticated and engaged readership.
  • Attention to detail and strong writing skills.
  • A high personal standard of excellence and pride in the work you do.
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn. Flexibility and creativity.

Please click 'Apply' to email your resume and a cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for the position.

Money-Media is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits as part of Nikkei, parent company of the Financial Times. We also offer a supportive and collegial working environment and the opportunity to work with others who are passionate about their jobs. Visit our website for more information.

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