As a 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 the region’s cryptocurrency market, and that all content is accurate, punctual and written in CoinDesk style.

You could be chasing and explaining a market move one minute, getting a scoop the next, and spotting something interesting on the blockchain after that, all while trying to build an unrivaled network of sources that will help you make the crypto market transparent to readers in easy-to-grasp prose – a high energy news hound with a keen understanding of markets who has a way of building and maintaining sources, plays well with others, communicates clearly and wants to win.



RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.



ABOUT YOU:

The ideal candidate is based in Australia or New Zealand (although remote working in a similar time zone – i.e. an early riser based in Asia could work 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. 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. Due to the unique time zone, you will need to be able to work independently and steadily to publish regularly, coordinating with editors based in Asia and on the U.S. West Coast. 

 

 

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