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Reporter - Business (Personal Finance)

Newsday Media Group, Melville, NY - Corporate Center Drive

Summary of Position

This reporter covers personal finance topics important to Long Islanders, with particular emphasis on affordability and the region’s tech/startup scene. The successful candidate will develop enterprise stories and cover breaking business news by cultivating sources to help build a diverse audience. The reporter will work closely with editors to monitor metrics and apply data to inform coverage as we serve our loyal readers, seek new subscribers and strive to better understand key audiences and topics. The beat calls for handling breaking news while producing daily and weekend enterprise. The reporter must be able to juggle multiple stories on tight deadlines.

Essential Duties & Functions

  • Possess excellent writing, reporting and news-gathering skills, including source cultivation.
  • Find enterprise stories that address money topics that matter to our readers.
  • Use social media to find sources and stories to supplement our reporting and to communicate about key topic areas.
  • Develop skills and collaborate with other teams, including NewsdayTV and digital, to incorporate alternative storytelling and visual storytelling.

Essential Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience covering business/personal finance topics.
  • Demonstrated ability to break news, file quickly and accurately for all our platforms, meet tight deadlines, juggle more than one story at a time, cultivate sources, understand the importance of data-driven reporting and produce high-profile enterprise stories.
  • A self-starter who can bring a creative approach to covering the news.
  • Comfortable and proficient using social media, smartphone photo and video and other media platforms to report and tell stories.
  • Ability to write in an engaging manner is essential.
  • Attention to detail is required.
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate and build a rapport with others.
  • Ability to find fresh story angles and write concise, lively copy in keeping with Newsday's tone and format.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.


  • The hourly base range for this role is $ 32.53 - $53.38, commensurate with experience.
  • This position is represented by the Graphics Communication Conference, PPPWU.

Physical Requirements

  • Employees are generally required to work in the office and/or out in the field a minimum of three (3) days per week.
  • Ability to travel throughout Long Island as related to the assignment being covered.
  • A driver’s license in good standing and reliable means of transportation are required.
  • Ability to work a flexible and varied schedule to include weekends, holidays and extended hours as needed to support business needs.

Newsday Media Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and incumbents are selected, placed, trained, compensated and promoted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disability or other classifications protected by applicable law. In addition, Newsday Media Group provides a reasonable accommodation for applicants/incumbents with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation.

About Newsday Media Group

Newsday Media Group (NMG) is one of the nation’s most dynamic media organizations, serving Long Island and New York City through its portfolio of mobile and digital products, print publications and live events. With 19 Pulitzer Prizes and other esteemed awards for outstanding journalism, our mission and vision is to engage consumers and businesses by connecting them to the communities in which they live, work and play.

NMG properties include the award-winning Newsday, Newsday.com; amNewYork, New York City’s most widely circulated free daily paper along with its mobile app and amNY.com; Newsday Connect, the digital solutions company serving Long Island business owners; and Newsday Local Publishing, one of the Northeast's largest groups of weekly shopper publications.

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