REPORTER – RETAIL - US BASED
The Retail Reporter should be able to efficiently develop new relationships with industry professionals - typically buyers, suppliers and other high-level individuals and maintain those relationships over time. The Reporter needs to be creative, curious, and most of all determined to build a dependable list of contacts often viewed as difficult to reach. While the end-product is finance related, having Wall Street expertise is less important than a passion for uncovering news and breaking stories. The Reporter’s primary responsibility will be contributing source feedback to reports. Regular writing opportunities may be assigned after showing ability to deliver high quality source interviews, so clear, concise writing and communication skills are other important aspects of this role. Organizational and analytical skills, an ability to “connect the dots” and generate new research ideas are other key attributes of the role. This Retail Reporter will work closely with the Director of Retail and rest of the Retail team to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence.
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
- Background working in or writing about the retail/footwear/apparel industry, or in journalism; existing high-level retail, brand or manufacturing sources a big plus
- The ideal candidate is persistent, friendly and has the multiple skills it takes to build and maintain a base of high-level industry sources
- Understanding of key trends shaping the retail industry and its leading operators, and an ability to identify inflections in those trends
- The ideal candidate will be able to work well within a team, but also independently and be comfortable working remotely; schedule flexibility is a must.
- The ability to maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation and confidence.
This is a telecommuting position. Please send your cover letter, resume and clips to: firstname.lastname@example.org