Reporter - AdAge -- mobile, digital/direct marketing

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:16 PM
    Message # 1082883

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    Do you love technology but also understand business? Do you have the knowledge of an early adopter but the ability to explain it to a Luddite? Can you develop deep industry contacts and recognize a trend before the mainstream catches on? And can you dig out a scoop on a highly competitive beat?

    If so, you might be the reporter Ad Age is seeking for one of our most exciting, high-profile beats.

    Ad Age is a fast-paced, deadline-oriented organization dedicated to making our audience smarter about the business of marketing, media and advertising. We’re innovating to deliver the news and intelligence our readers want, in whatever form they want, and looking for flexible journalists who want to thrive in that environment.

    The ideal candidate lives to break news, is accurate and fast, but equally capable of turning out insightful analysis and sniffing out trends. Our readers count on Ad Age to sift through the noise and cover the news that is meaningful to them and helps them do their jobs better.

    This is a great career opportunity for anyone interested in and with an understanding of mobile technology, direct and data-driven marketing, and advertising.

    Job description:

    • Generate story ideas and identify trends in tech, media and marketing
    • Report and write for print and web, juggle multiple deadlines simultaneously
    • Develop deep contact lists and sourcing at the companies covered
    • Become an established expert on multiple beats
    • Play well with others, collaborate in reporting teams
    • Bring energy and enthusiasm to the newsroom
    • Occasionally tackle story ideas that off the assigned beat
    • Use social media to engage and grow audiences


    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum of 3 years of journalism experience
    • Proven track record of breaking news
    • Business journalism experience
    • Professional presentation
    • Excellent written and verbal skills
    • Fluency in social media
    • Ability to read financial reports and filings
    • Knowledge of and interest in technology and marketing

    Please include at least three links to your work along with your resume.

    Crain Communications Inc is one of the largest privately-owned business publishers in the U.S. with over 30 leading business, trade and consumer titles in North America and Europe. As an authoritative source of vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers worldwide, each of the company's newspapers, magazines and electronic news sites have become required reading in their respective sector of business and consumer market. Providing unmatched value and award-winning editorial excellence, the company is respected for its dependable journalism which readers have relied upon for over 90 years.

    We thank you for your interest in Crain Communications and invite you to visit our website as positions are updated regularly. 

    Crain Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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