MarketWatch is seeking an enterprising and energetic reporter to cover the retail and consumer beat, from big-box retailers, like Walmart and Target, to food companies and restaurant operators like McDonald's, Chipotle and Yum! Brands. This is an opportunity to be part of a real-time desk that digs into company earnings reporters in search of news nuggets that other reporters miss. It's also a beat where mergers and acquisitions can come fast and furiously.
The candidate must be able to balance between day-to-day news, while staying on the lookout for consumer trends amid a challenging macro-environment where supply-chain bottlenecks and inflation are wreaking havoc on many parts of the industry and sending prices surging.
The perfect candidate is nimble and team oriented and knows how to turn around clean copy quickly and accurately, and knows our mission is to inform our existing audience as it is to draw new readers to MarketWatch.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Minimum of 3 years in business journalism
Eagerness to jump on breaking news
Find unique angles in the consumer and retail beat
Write features and deeply reported enterprise stories
Possess the ability to write clean, clear prose both for industry insiders as well as average folks.
Thrive in a fast-paced newsroom
Break out short news items into complete articles
Write headlines and news “pulses” under real-time deadlines
Develop and cultivate sources and contacts throughout the industry, who can inform coverage
Score newsmaker interviews with prominent people on your beat.
Distill arcane concepts on your beat
A passion for covering changes in consumer behavior and a desire to journal those changes using compelling charts and graphics
Be a generous colleague and team player
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Business Area: BG - MARKETWATCH
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
NYC Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000
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Req ID: 34534