Technology Correspondent

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
15 Jul 2021
Closes
03 Aug 2021
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Overview 

The Business of Fashion is seeking an experienced reporter to lead coverage of the intersection between fashion, business and tech. You will bring strong reporting, analytical thinking and writing skills to contribute agenda-setting features and exclusive news stories. You will have room to shape your beat with a focus on subjects including big tech’s scramble for fashion, digital shopping, the blockchain, the metaverse and more. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing and dynamic team.

Who Are We?

The Business of Fashion (BoF) is a next generation fashion media company conceived for today's global and hyper-connected world. Founded in 2007 by Imran Amed, BoF is known for its authoritative, agenda-setting point of view on the global fashion industry, described as “The Economist of Fashion,” “A Daily Destination for Fashion’s Power Players” and “The Industry Bible.”

Providing tools and services to support the journey through the fashion and beauty industries, including News & Analysis, Careers, and Education, BoF has grown to be an indispensable resource for fashion executives, creatives, students and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries.

Commitment to Diversity

BoF is committed to building a diverse workforce and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants and employees receive equal treatment regardless of race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity.

Commitment to Inclusivity

BoF is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and reach their full potential within their roles using a growth mindset. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture for our employees globally. 

What we need you to do  

You will help drive and shape coverage of the interplay between fashion and tech. You will contribute a range of deeply reported features, investigative stories and agenda-setting news analysis for a target audience of intelligent, globally minded fashion industry decision-makers while meeting tight deadlines and weekly targets.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Pitch and deliver 1 technology-focused feature piece per week.
  • Regularly contribute to BoF’s series of case studies and high-profile cover stories.
  • Monitor and contribute to coverage of daily news.
  • Elevate important news stories with deeper analysis in a timely manner.
  • Cultivate a well-developed network of sources to deliver scoops and exclusive insights.
  • Source images and create charts for your stories. 
  • Work with a collegiate team of reporters and provide mentorship to more junior members.
  • Lean in to opportunities to develop and shape core coverage of the fashion tech beat.

Who you are 

An experienced journalist, with fluency writing about business, fashion and technology. You will be full of ideas, confident in pitching stories and able to swiftly execute tightly written news, analysis and deeply reported features. 

Experience covering the fashion industry is a bonus, but more than that, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced scale-up environment, combined with the following skills will set you up for success: 

  • Acute news judgment and ability to distil and enhance basic information with additional analysis.
  • Strong writing skills and an ability to tell complex stories with flair.
  • Agility to manage multiple stories at the same time with a strong sense of accountability and attention to detail.
  • Ability to cultivate a network of high-level industry sources.
  • Willingness to occasionally work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of a global news cycle.

You’ll Know You’re Successful When…

  • You are delivering a steady stream of features that engage and inform our global community.
  • You have produced features that grow our authority and coverage in the fashion tech space.
  • You are on top of the most important fashion industry news and ahead of the competition. 

 

This role can be based in New York or the San Francisco Bay Area.