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Fintech reporter

The role:

We're hiring a reporter to cover the world of financial technology, including payment systems, financial back-end systems, transaction management, trading, blockchain and the regulations that govern that world. We're looking for someone who will understand the role that some of the biggest tech companies (Facebook, Apple, Google, etc.) play and hope to play in the world of payments, as well as the upcoming players looking to disrupt the banking and financial services industry.

The ideal candidate will be well sourced in fintech, with a knack for finding out what's happening and explaining what it means and why it matters to a savvy audience; be capable of producing scoops, daily news and enterprise stories; and have a solid understanding of financial markets and technology. We're not looking for a reporter to summarize what others have already reported; we're looking for a reporter who can consistently break news that other reporters have to follow.


We are a hybrid-remote company, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C. Though we prefer to hire someone in the New York City or Washington, D.C., areas, right now we're eligible to hire in the following states:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey*
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Salary range: $60,000 - $90,000


To apply, send a cover letter and resume, with fintech reporter in the subject line, to

Our company:

Protocol is focused on the people, power and politics of tech — arming decision-makers in tech, business and public policy with the unbiased, fact-based news and analysis they need to navigate a world in rapid change.

We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors, collaborators and talent cultivators. Our organization is defined by our values of fairness, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, and a growth-mindset.

We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development.

Protocol believes a diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to do our best journalism. We welcome inquiries from people of all backgrounds. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.