Media Reporter

  • 555 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion from big personalities in the arenas of politics, pop-culture, world news, and more. Fiercely independent and armed with irreverent intelligence, we now reach more than 20 million readers per month. We are based in New York and are an operating business of IAC.

Job Description

What we can offer you

The Media Reporter, based in New York City, will report on the intersection of media, power, and politics—from the fiercest struggles at the world's top media organizations to the craziest excesses of the ultra-partisan press. The ideal candidate will have a high news metabolism and be attuned to the media industry, national politics, and the blend of the two. He or she must also have demonstrated skills to write quick stories and deeply-reported articles that weave interviews, profile material, anecdotes, and exclusive details into compelling narratives. The reporter then must be able to effectively communicate those stories across TV, radio, the Web and social media.


*Research/write multiple items per day on the media industry.
*Examine copy for accuracy, checking all factual information, quotes, and statistics.
*Interview newsmakers and tastemakers on these subjects.
*Contribute to breaking news coverage of major events.
*Produce additional video, photo, or social content as needed


What you bring to us

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Willingness to collaborate with other reporters, editors, and media partners.

  • Strong research, writing, and reporting skills.

  • Proven skill as a narrative writer and story teller.

  • Fluency in social media—both to find and promote stories.

  • Strong knowledge of the tech industry, pop culture, and viral moments.

  • A self-starter who can conceive and execute stories with impact.

  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback, and work with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work well in a team environment.

  • Will be based out of New York City.


Additional Information

Why work for us?

The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in pristine Chelsea in New York City. Being part of IAC, we are able to provide you some of the best in benefits. We offer discretionary vacation (as in take what you need with approval for all exempt and non-guild employees), tuition reimbursement, 401(k) matching, subsidized gym membership, stocked kitchens with snacks and drinks, and excuses to celebrate all the time! Work for us and work for something spectacular!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.