April 30, 2021

Staff Writer | Full-time

Please email recruiting@forkast.news with your resume and links to 8-10 writing samples / published stories to apply.

The Role

Forkast.News is hiring a Staff Writer to join the editorial team and cover the leading stories in digital assets and blockchain / DLT. The editorial team is comprised of journalists who take pride in serving our audience with insightful, original reporting. Our content is read by top institutional / retail investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives. This is an opportunity to have access to leading voices in the industry on a daily basis. Your written work will be shared across multimedia channels of print, video, and podcast. This role will work closely with our Managing Editor.

Forkast.News speaks to an audience of professionals and corporate decision-makers who are interested in developing a point of view on blockchain technology, digital assets, and web 3.0.

We are looking for the right person to join the team, with room to grow into an editorial leadership role. This is a remote position. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Job Duties

  • Monitor the latest business movements and trends in digital assets / crypto and stay on top of new developments that have regulatory, economic, and business impact, particularly from an Asia perspective

  • Work with editorial leadership to pitch, draft, and publish story ideas to completion on a daily basis

  • Ability to augment editorial coverage with market trends, insights, charts, data, analysis is a plus

  • Contribute to new coverage ideas and product ideas

  • Engage in-person or on social media with industry professionals and independently find interview sources for original reporting

Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of experience as a writer with a digital publisher or newsroom equivalent, preferably covering business or technology

  • Applicant must be a versatile reporter / writer, comfortable turning around breaking news stories quickly under tight deadlines and also capable of writing smart, insightful, and engaging news analyses, profiles, and longer trend stories

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, decentralized startup environment – hungry and willing to roll up your sleeves

  • Ability to write muscular prose about emerging technology and complex issues in a way that is clear-eyed and free of jargon but also in a sophisticated manner for Forkast's professional readership

  • As this would be a remote position, our ideal candidate must be a self-starter who can work independently but also collaboratively to co-author stories

  • Strong interest in digital assets, blockchain, and crypto; familiarity with concepts in digital assets / crypto is highly preferred

  • Must have a keen eye for stories. Aside from writing about the news, the staff writer should also seek out sources, read industry news widely, and try to generate and develop new story ideas whenever possible

  • Strong sense of journalistic integrity, with an excellent eye for grammar, spelling, syntax, and writing for clarity

  • Attention to detail and emphasis on fact-checking

  • Strong communication (native written and verbal English)

  • Knowledge of WordPress CMS for digital publication is a plus

  • Knowledge of SEO keyword research and headlines

About Forkast.News

Forkast.News (www.forkast.news) is a digital media platform covering blockchain and emerging technologies at the intersection of business, economy, and politics. From Asia, to the world.

Since our founding in 2018, our proposition has been different: to bring credible journalism and deep-dive analysis into this emerging space. Emerging technology and digital transformation will re-shape our world, and we speak to an audience of professionals and corporate professionals who are interested in the bigger picture of blockchain, digital assets, and web 3.0. Today, Forkast.News serves as an end-to-end media ecosystem bridging the blockchain community and a Fortune 500 audience.

Forkast.News has become the authority voice in Asia in providing a global perspective on blockchain, partnering with organizations like OECD, EY, IBM, Swire, and the UN General Assembly to lead the most important conversations on blockchain regulation, financial inclusion, digital innovation, and industry impact.

The Team

Based in Hong Kong, Forkast.News supports a growing team across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. The team is led by Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau, a 20+ year veteran journalist most recognized for her role as Bloomberg TV's lead anchor in Asia, with her flagship morning show "First Up with Angie Lau."

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