American Public Media
  • Marketplace - 16GA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Yes, Benefits

Position Summary:

When's the last time you thought about:

Interest rates


To rent or to buy

Student loans

Finding the right credit card

Chances are pretty recently, just like the rest of us. Financial decisions underpin pretty much every move we make in life yet we're often uncomfortable talking about them even with our closest friends and family. That's why we're hiring a digital reporter who's ready to transform how we tell stories about our money and our lives. This role is integral to the Marketplace mission: decoding the economy for all of us.

So, what are we looking for? You: curious and imaginative, with a knack for finding unexpected angles on personal finance news. You're tenacious and welcome the challenge of in-depth reporting projects, driven by audience engagement, data and traditional journalism. You want other news outlets to quote your original work, not figure out how to advance a story reported elsewhere.

You're keen to explore storytelling across platforms, working primarily with digital, but offering stories and personal finance expertise to the suite of Marketplace products. You care about serving our existing Marketplace audience and reaching those not yet familiar with us.

Us: Marketplace is the most widely heard business show in the country - on radio or TV - heard by more than 20 million people on radio and on demand. We're an innovative team in the middle of an exciting transition from a traditional radio shop to an ambitious multi-platform organization. We're creative, think a little differently and don't take ourselves too seriously. That said, we understand the critical importance of people understanding how the economy shapes the world around us.  

Need more details? Keep reading...

This posting application deadline has been extended to January 25, 2019 (10pm PST).

Position locations:  Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY or Washington, DC

Position Responsibility:

  • Report, write and develop digital stories ranging from quick turn-around social and/or written pieces to deeper features or data-driven interactives.
  • Work collaboratively across the shop with everyone from other reporters to radio/podcast/video producers to digital designers and developers.
  • Consistently engage listeners and digital consumers.
  • Help foster a creative and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Five or more years of newsroom reporting.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Excellent news judgment and idea generation. Ability to take a news story and develop a sharp, distinct angle.
  • Ability to quickly write in the Marketplace voice.
  • Commitment to fairness and accuracy
  • Experience writing and producing for digital, including social media.
  • Familiarity with content management systems.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to problem-solve.
  • Independence, initiative and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong critical judgment skills and the ability to make decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to program.
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities under pressure on a consistent basis.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Superior communication, organizational and collaborative skills.
  • Interested in emerging technology

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Previous employment working in a national news organization.
  • Experience working with talent.
  • Field production experience.
  • Reporting experience.

Reporting To This Position:

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.


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