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 are seeking a reporter to cover financial technology, including the rapidly rising and falling fortunes of firms across the sector. Robinhood helped drive the meme-stock movement before its own stock crashed, but it’s still the app of choice for droves of individual investors who fuel big swings in the market. Buy-now-pay-later companies went from en vogue to taking huge valuation cuts. Stripe is worth nearly $100 billion and could pull off one of the splashiest IPOs whenever the market thaws. Mainstream giants like PayPal, Visa and Mastercard have plenty of tech ambitions themselves. There’s a huge opportunity to tell impactful stories about an industry that quietly touches nearly everyone’s life every day.
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 fintech firms and those around them
- Deliver and help triangulate scoops around fintech, deals and finance broadly
- Produce deeply reported features and profiles covering the biggest ideas and people in the fintech 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
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
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.