Job Description:

Position Summary:

Call it the Attention Economy: the choices Americans make about how to spend their leisure time and the companies that have grown up to profit from those choices. Streaming, gaming and social media have overtaken newspapers, books and going to the movies as the way we unwind at home. Then there are the experiences'concerts, sporting events, theatre' all more available and expensive than ever.

Marketplace is looking for a reporter to cover this portion of the economy and the technologies and companies behind it. We're looking for someone with style and verve, who has a good grasp of the next big thing in media and entertainment, and the sources to prove it. 

It's an exciting time to join Marketplace. We are an industry leader in telling meaningful and creative stories on the radio heard by more than 14 million weekly listeners, and we're evolving into a multi-media enterprise centered around the ambition of raising the economic intelligence of all Americans. Marketplace is an ambitious shop, fueled by ambitious ideas. This is a place of creativity and unorthodox thinking. We don't take ourselves too seriously, even though we understand the critical importance of people understanding how the economy shapes the world around us.  

The ideal candidate is someone who has proven radio reporting abilities, and who has a passion for reporting business and financial news in Marketplace's explanatory and accessible style.

The Sr. Reporter will spend a portion of their time on general assignment, so we place a premium on candidates with solid contacts and an ability to offer an insightful take on the day's business news in sound-rich packages, in live interviews, in long-form articles, and in timely digital posts. The successful candidate will have mastered pitching original ideas in multiple formats across a variety of platforms.  Ideally, s/he/they has a developed presence in social media.

The location for this Sr. Reporter position is flexible. Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY are preferred.

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Position Responsibility:

  • Pitch and report ideas for daily spots, features and digital elements on media and entertainment for all Marketplace platforms, including shows and
  • Conceptually understand the difference between a digital story and audio story and be able to deliver the same story for different platforms.
  • As needed, cover a variety of general assignments.
  • Produce writing and photography (supplying additional audio, visual material, related Web resources) for the website.
  • Work alternative schedules for Marketplace Morning Report, as needed.
  • Deliver substantive reports quickly on varied subjects as shows need.
  • Ready to train to deliver live reports and host 2-ways.
  • Consistently deliver stories with Marketplace's writing style and pace.
  • Develop ideas/proposals for reports and programs, both by the reporter and by other reporters, hosts and commentators.
  • Gather information and audio for reports and programs.
  • Report special projects/series.
  • Produce or assist in producing special programming, as assigned.
  • Operate production and studio equipment and facilities.
  • Assist other reporters, producers and editors with information.
  • Maintain a wide variety of sources.
  • Other duties as assigned, including meetings and other events.

Required Experience and Education:

  • BA degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Seven or more years media reporting or similar experience.
  • Radio reporting experience.
  • Working knowledge of a wide range of business and industry
  • Digital production expertise.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to deliver consistently stories with program writing style and pace.
  • Develop signature sound of voice and writing.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on short and long-term projects.
  • Ability to guide the work of an intern.
  • Depth of knowledge and experience within a specialization are important but breadth in terms of general industry knowledge is required.
  • Pitch original ideas and turn them into stories.
  • Superlative oral and written skills with ability to deliver originality in writing.
  • Capacity to deliver quick turn-around reporting.
  • Ability to develop stories with multiple interviews, scene changes and strong knowledge of subject matter.
  • Finds unexpected angles in stories, even in saturated topics.
  • Ability to handle broad variety of complex assignments.
  • Ability to deliver top-quality stories.
  • Ability to set fresh directions in stories - think outside the box.
  • Knowledge of various process approaches and necessary resources for a given project/assignment.
  • Demonstrated reporting and production skills.
  • Ability to maintain high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of balance and fairness.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Skill in creative use of sound, writing and storytelling.
  • Ability to develop mastery of all recording and production equipment and techniques.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments of short and long duration.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • National reporting experience.
  • Experience in reporting workplace culture.

Reporting to this Position:   None  

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
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.  
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

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.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Job Category: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Job Type: 
Full time
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For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.