Salary Range: $70,000 To $85,000 Annually
About Our Company:
Arizent’s mission is to advance professional communities across a variety of today’s most transformational industries in Financial and Professional Services. We do this by uncovering powerful ideas, rallying industry leaders around them, and benchmarking their progress. Our services include the distribution of powerful content across digital channels, as well as making meaningful connections through our live events and peer networks.
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About the position:
We are seeking a reporter to join The Bond Buyer, a financial services brand covering the intersection of public finance, politics, and infrastructure. The qualified candidate will join a team of reporters focused on how governments across the United States pay for the infrastructure they build and maintain, and the services they provide to their citizens.
In this role, you will develop and cultivate a wide-ranging beat focused on state and local government finance across the midwestern United States, with a particular focus on the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois. Duties will include reporting and breaking news on a tight deadline, researching and writing a mix of breaking news and analytical feature articles each week, working closely with editors and other colleagues across multiple coverage areas, and attending select industry conferences and press events.
The ideal candidate has a passion for breaking news and explanatory journalism, with the proven ability to cultivate sources, generate story ideas and scoops, and distill complex subject matter and jargon into clear, concise writing.
Three or more years experience, ideally covering finance and/or government
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the political and financial scene in Chicago and Illinois, or the willingness and ability to absorb it quickly
Excellent explanatory writing, reporting and news management skills including the ability to report and break news on tight deadline
Ability to work independently and multi-task on a constant basis, plus work well as part of a team of editors and reporters
Familiarity with web publishing and content management systems
Preferred candidates also possess skills, experience, and interest in social media, audio journalism, and podcasting
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Our extensive offerings include medical, dental, and vision coverage; disability and life insurance; paid time off; a 401(k) plan; a pre-tax transportation payment program; and subsidized fitness reimbursement program.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
For consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.