Business Reporter at Skift Table

Posted By David Wilhite

Job Description: Skift Table, the most exciting restaurant innovations media company on the planet, is seeking a full-time Staff Writer in its New York City headquarters to contribute to our timely coverage of the business of dining out. Over the past five years the biggest CEOs, CMOs, and senior executives in the travel industry have come to rely on Skift Travel. Now we’re staffing up to do the same for Skift Table. We are looking for a New York-based reporter to cover the business of restaurants for Skift Table. This reporter will cover breaking news, write profiles, create series, and contribute to trends coverage. Although we expect a high metabolism for this writer, this is not a churn-and-rewrite beat. We are looking for someone with three to four years experience, preferably at a restaurant trade publication or as a general assignment business reporter (with a restaurant interest on the side). You should have business and/or financial reporting and editing experience. Along with this you should have a good understanding of the macro trends in the consumer and technology markets, and how these behaviors influence and shape our coverage of the business of restaurants. This new position is a chance for you to work with both the best editorial team in B2B media and at the best boutique media editorial company on the planet. You will work with Skift reporters and editors based in Skift HQ and around the world.

Responsibilities: Contribute regular stories about the business of dining out. Research public companies for insight into operations, trends, and growth. Interview leaders, operators, and experts in the industry. Communicate with team about stories you’re actively working on. Contribute to the Skift Table Daily newsletter through original stories and curated posts. Support Senior Editor and General Manager on long-term projects. Represent Skift Table at local restaurant industry events.

Job Qualifications: NECESSARY: 3-4 years experience in business reporting. B2B or business publishing experience preferred, but consumer media experience considered. Demonstrated experience of covering breaking news as well as day-to-day industry coverage. Experience with email newsletters is a big plus. Also a plus: A strong interest in the business of travel and restaurants. Experience working with in-house editorial team as well as freelance contributors. Exceptional writing and copy-editing skills. Proficiency in WordPress, Photoshop, and Google Docs. Excellent judgment, communication, and interpersonal skills. The Staff Writer must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and prioritize. Must work in New York City at Skift headquarters.

How to Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to

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