Forbes believes in the power of entrepreneurial capitalism and uses it on various platforms to ignite the conversations that drive systemic change in business, culture and society. We celebrate success and are committed to using our megaphone to drive diversity, equity and inclusion. Forbes has recently announced plans to go public and to be listed on the NYSE via a special purpose acquisition company (or SPAC). This will enable Forbes to further capitalize on its successful digital transformation, using technology and data-driven insights to create more deeply engaged audiences, through editorial, product development and strategic investments.

Forbes is growing its News Desk. The ideal candidate should be a news obsessive with a passion for thinking quickly and creatively off breaking news and emerging news trends and topic areas. The challenge for the desk is to quickly distill big news events down to their essence, in crystal-clear prose and and with proper context, for the Forbes Topline story format, adding supplemental reporting when possible. Top candidates are generalists who can write about anything, though specific area expertise specific to Forbes (business, finance, entrepreneurship, technology) a plus.

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

Responsibilities

  • Jump on breaking and major news stories that make sense for a general Forbes audience, quickly turning around articles with sharp, story-advancing approaches and angles.
  • Identify fresh and interesting stories that have not already been widely shared.
  • Brainstorm original approaches off the news.
  • Write multiple posts on any given topic every day.
  • Clearly communicate across Forbes’ multiple editorial departments and contributors.
  • Write accurate, lively and concise posts.
  • Track down sources quickly for interviews when necessary.
  • Strong headline writing skills, and comfort with any/all social media platforms.
  • Strong interest in and basic knowledge of business news and financial coverage.

Requirements

  • 3+ years’ experience as a full-time writer or editor.
  • Proven ability at writing quickly and accurately.
  • Outstanding writing, grammar and editing abilities.
  • 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

Forbes aims to offer employees the flexibility they need in order to be successful. We offer a hybrid work schedule for our employees. Some roles may be remote (within the U.S.) if it aligns to the needs of the position. Any employee entering the Forbes office for business or social reasons will need to present proof of full vaccination, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

Forbes is an equal opportunity employer.

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