Footwear News: Business Reporter, Strategic Content Development

New York City, New York (US)
Base + Benefits (Medical, Dental ,Vision & 401k)
Feb 05, 2020
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Footwear News: Business Reporter, Strategic Content Development

Footwear News is the publication of record for senior footwear and fashion executives, providing an insider’s perspective on top news, trends and strategies. FN spotlights the hottest new designers, newsmakers, and business leaders, as well as reporting on the most groundbreaking fashion trends and more. Footwear News’ parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media company, publishing, and information Services Company founded in 2003.

Position Overview:

We seek a Business Reporter with 2-4 years’ experience who understands footwear, fashion and retail as well as business-to-business technology – and role played by solution providers that support these industries. The reporter will be responsible for breaking news and writing in-depth business analysis stories. The successful applicant should have proven experience in reporting and finding scoops for a newspaper, trade magazine, or real-time news service, and should possess the ability to write feature stories as well as develop insightful sidebars and other forms of content presentation.


  • Research, report, write, and edit content across platforms to include online and print media as well as sponsored content
  • Work with the Strategic Content Development (SCD) team to identity various industry trends for the purpose of creating business insights via special sections and reports, and integrated editorial
  • Research and analyze public and private companies in the footwear, fashion apparel, retail, beauty, accessories and luxury markets as well as service providers to these businesses
  • Develop sources in these industries, and report daily on their activities in the market
  • Conduct interviews with industry executives and experts
  • Attend business conferences, special events, forums, summits, news conferences and other events to report on activities and develop industry sources 


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of retail solution technologies and consumer behavior, and how it impacts the market
  • Knowledge of footwear and apparel retail operations and the manufacturing landscape is a plus 

About PMC: 

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit




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