The Information was founded in late 2013 with a simple idea: write deeply reported articles about the technology industry that you won't find elsewhere. Since then, we've become a disruptor in business news that’s moved markets, gotten the early scoop on billions of dollars of acquisitions, and told you what's happening inside companies like Apple, Meta and Google. As a subscription-only publication, we aim high and take on challenging stories and adhere to the highest of journalistic standards. What we put into the work is just as in-depth as our output. We've attracted tens of thousands of paying subscribers who look to us for breaking news stories and impactful features. As we look to expand our coverage in alignment with the needs of our subscribers, we continue to invest aggressively in our team.

Wall Street and Silicon Valley have never been more tightly intertwined, and their relationship has never been more important. The Information is building a Finance section that will give its readers a commanding and authoritative mix of scoops and insight that spans both coasts, fueled by inside information from the most important players in finance. 

We are looking for someone who is excited about helping build an all-star team that will deliver big scoops and offer best-in-class insight and analysis. The possibilities for this team are endless, and we’re just getting started.

We’re seeking a reporter to dive deep into the world of private equity, where firms are modernizing and leaning into tech. Blackstone, the juggernaut of the PE world, has shifted more of its business toward growth. Francisco Partners just finished raising nearly $17 billion to invest in tech companies. Just a few months ago, Thoma Bravo shelled out $10.7 billion to buy software firm Anaplan. Tens of billions of dollars of dry powder sit in firms’ growth funds, waiting to fuel dynamic stories and big scoops. Join us and let’s tell readers together. 

High-caliber reporters are the lifeblood of our business, and we firmly believe in rewarding those reporters' performance. Our audience is full of influential, smart people – you’ll find that many of your sources are regular readers of The Information. We don’t have story or click quotas. We don't play whack-a-mole with breaking news. We don’t have editors trying to reverse-engineer SEO. We don’t have a million editing layers and a bunch of red tape between you and a great story.

We just do really good reporting. If that’s your thing, we hope you’ll join us. This position reports to our finance editor, Nate Becker. 

We’ll trust you to:

  • Keep and cultivate relationships with trusted sources inside PE firms and those around them

  • Deliver and help triangulate scoops around PE, deals and finance broadly

  • Produce deeply reported features and profiles covering the biggest ideas and people in the private-equity world 

  • Contribute to a great, welcoming team culture with high standards of journalism

To be successful in this role, you’ll need: 

  • Previous experience as a business or finance reporter

  • A thirst for getting scoops – and we hope you’ll have a track record of delivering them

  • The ability to source deeply across multiple levels and firms

  • The emotional intelligence to be a great teammate and person

  • The desire to be constantly learning and growing

Benefits:

  • Company-paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their dependents

  • Basic life insurance

  • Generous paid leave that increases over time

  • A parental leave policy for new parents

  • 401(k) corporate match

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Commuter benefits

  • A gym and fitness stipend

  • A highly professional, inclusive, diverse workplace with a zero-tolerance policy for harassment

Salary Range: 70,000 - 140,000 USD Annually + Bonus + Benefits

The salary range posted is based on the company's good faith belief at the time of the posting. Actual compensation may vary above or below this range based on factors such as location, work experience, and skill level.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages.

 
 

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