Freelance Journalist

LendIt Fintech News, Latin America

About us

LendIt Fintech (www.lendit.com) is the world’s leading fintech media company. Bankers, fintech executives, and investors from around the globe rely on LendIt Fintech for industry news, analysis, and gatherings — online and offline. 

About you

You are fully bilingual in written and spoken English and Spanish, with Portuguese as a bonus. You know fintech inside and out and have a large contact list in LatAm in the fintech space.

As such, you must:

  1. Be self-motivated
  2. Be able to express your judgments clearly
  3. Be execution-oriented, a real doer.

What we do for our audience:

  • We provide industry intelligence: information, insight, analysis, informed points of view, actionable ideas, key learnings, applicable knowledge
  • We showcase the best and brightest in the industry, providing the spotlight for a significant moment in the fast-changing world of financial services.

The problem we are addressing is that financial services are undergoing massive, tech-driven change. The industry needs a way to understand better, stay ahead of, and benefit competitively from it all.

The contract freelance journalist will:

  • Assess leads and pitches captivating story ideas to editors
  • Review and edit work for editorial approval
  • Write clean, concise, and factual articles
  • Adhere to the ethical code of the profession
  • Create trustworthy relationships with contacts and sources
  • Keep up to date on the latest fintech news developments

The contract freelance journalist must:

  • Maintain an ethical and objective standard in research and reporting
  • Accurately fact-check information
  • Meet deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with marketing and sales for content promotion and relationship building

Qualifications:

  • At least four years of work experience
  • AP Style obsessive
  • Fully bilingual in written and spoken English and Spanish, Portuguese a bonus
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of key players and trends in fintech in Latin America
  • Excellent observation and judgment skills

Characteristics:

  • Integrity
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Work ethic & diligence
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Humility
  • Positivity
  • Maturity

You will report to:

Editor John White 

Timeframe:

Immediate

Compensation:

TBD based on your availability, throughput, experience, and capabilities. 

Office location: 

We have two offices — one in midtown Manhattan and one in Denver. You will be working remotely.

Send your resume to: 

No one. We don’t believe in resumes.  To be considered for an interview, you must complete the following questionnaire: https://bit.ly/3BNQJla