Position Description: MarketWatch is looking for a New York-based reporter to cover technology and media, and the explosion of news that happens where the two intersect. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of building sources, generating market-moving scoops and providing trenchant analysis on the global media, technology, advertising and telecommunications industries. He or she will also be a social media maven with aggressive engagement on Twitter, LinkedIn and other relevant social platforms, and an understanding of how to use social media as a reporting tool.
Position Requirements: The beat will encompass the world’s top media companies including Viacom, Comcast, Time Warner and Disney, to name a few. It will include coverage of the New York operations of Internet giants such as Google, Yahoo and Facebook as well as the city’s bubbling startup community. The nexus where advertising, mobile content strategies, telecommunications and media intersect will be a key hunting ground for this reporter. He or she will also spearhead MarketWatch overall technology coverage in the early morning, covering news in real time as it breaks and getting an early read on how tech stocks are behaving.
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