As DeFi Markets reporter, you will be part of a team that acts as the window into cryptocurrency markets for CoinDesk and its readers around the world. Crypto markets are evolving and maturing each day with tens of billions of dollars traded on both centralized and decentralized exchanges.
Your mission: to ensure CoinDesk readers are fully up to date whenever and wherever something happens in DeFi markets, and that all content is accurate, punctual and written in CoinDesk style.
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a subset of the crypto market and refers to smart contract-based financial services like lending, trading and borrowing.
The DeFi Markets reporter observes activity on the many blockchains branching out to offer DeFi services to millions of users daily. Billions of dollars are locked up on protocols built on Avalanche, Binance Smart Chain, Harmony, Ethereum and Solana, along with activity on up-and-coming chains like Cardano, Elrond, Algorand and others.
The reporter seeks out actionable information about DeFi protocols that helps with insights for both crypto natives and beginners. Daily reports on on-chain trading and transactional activity, DeFi market movers, hacks and protocols gaining traction are expected.
Longer-form features that include deeper dives into DeFi projects and interviews with DeFi builders are another key part of this role.
Successful candidates work with markets editors in Asia and report to the Managing Editor of Markets.
- Monitor the markets for moves, headline and storify notable moves.
- Scan market data, on-chain data, news outlets, blogs, websites, social media, online forums and other information sources for market-related news that readers would want to know, writing as appropriate.
- Pay attention to global macroeconomic trends in the regions as well as crypto-adjacent areas to be able to anticipate effects on the crypto market.
- Learn to write concise, sophisticated breaking news pieces with a voice. The pieces will not only explain what happened but ideally will tell the reader why it matters and how it fits in with the overall picture.
- Write or contribute to daily market updates, working hand-in-glove with market teams in other regions.
- Occasionally write spot news to help ensure comprehensive news coverage.
- Assist CoinDesk in building local relationships in coordination with other teams.
- Occasionally attend relevant events, meetups and conferences, covering as appropriate.
The ideal candidate is based in Singapore (although remote working in a similar timezone is fine for the right candidate) and has at least two years of wire service experience covering markets and familiarity with cryptocurrency and related technologies. People with trading desk backgrounds and strong Rolodexes will also be considered, though they would also need a proven track record of strong writing and publishing regularly, if not daily. You are a self-starter with an insatiable intellectual curiosity, high energy, a nose for news, and a can-do/collaborative attitude who can write clear, concise copy on tight deadlines. You're a team player who collaborates well with others and looks forward to sharing ideas and insights with colleagues.
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