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Reporter, News Desk

Job ID: 56436
Job Views: 150
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Contractor
Posted: 03.14.2019

Job Description

Forbes is looking for fast, accurate reporters for its News Desk. The ideal candidate will be a news obsessive with a passion for thinking quickly and creatively off of breaking news and emerging news stories. The News Desk is a new initiative at Forbes; candidates should be comfortable with a fast-paced environment and comfortable with trying out new approaches.

This is a contract position, with the potential for full-time employment.


  • Jumping on breaking and major news stories that make sense for a Forbes audience, and quickly turning around articles with sharp, story-advancing approaches and angles.
  • Brainstorming original approaches off the news.
  • Comfort writing multiple posts on any given day.
  • Be a clear communicator across Forbes’ multiple editorial departments and contributors.
  • Be an accurate, lively and concise writer.
  • Ability to track down sources quickly for interviews.
  • Show a strong facility with headlines and other display copy for any/all social media platforms.
  • Strong interest in and basic knowledge of business news and financial coverage.

Job Requirements

  • 1+ years’ experience as a full time writer or editor
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or equivalent.
  • Outstanding writing, grammar and editing capabilities
  • An instinct and enthusiasm for identifying newsworthy, as well as shareable, stories that resonate with the target audience
  • Understanding of the latest content trends and technologies, including content management systems like Wordpress, Social Media and SEO best practices
  • Past work in breaking news is a plus

Forbes, the defining voice of entrepreneurial capitalism, is a global media leader that champions success by celebrating those who have made it, and those who aspire to make it. Forbes convenes and curates the most-influential leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand today reaches nearly 120 million people worldwide every month through the Forbes and Forbes Asia magazines, 40 licensed local editions covering more than 70 countries,, signature LIVE events, a custom research arm, and social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include real estate, education and financial services license agreements. For more information, visit:


Forbes is an equal opportunity employer.

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