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Fintech Reporter: Policy

The Role:

Protocol is seeking a reporter who can break news and tell original, inside stories about efforts by lawmakers and regulators to grapple with the fast-changing world of finance.

The rules for saving, investing and managing money are changing at a rapid pace, accelerated by technology. From social media taking on Wall Street to tax collectors dealing with cryptocurrency windfalls, new questions arise constantly. The mood in Washington shifts frequently between encouragement for new ideas and innovations from challengers to concern about the implications for consumers and investors. As the fintech industry attempts to get ahead of the formation of new guardrails, Protocol will give business leaders the news and information they need to navigate the quickly changing landscape.

What You'll Need:

We're not looking for reporters to summarize what others have already reported; we're looking for reporters who can consistently break news that other reporters have to follow. Our ideal candidates are smart, well-sourced and have a knack for finding out what's happening and explaining what it means and why it matters to a savvy and knowledgeable audience.

The strongest candidates will have experience and expertise in one or more specific areas relating to financial technology or regulation, such as payments, lending, securities or cryptocurrency.

Location: Given the nature of the role, candidates in the Washington, D.C. area are preferred, but we welcome candidates from the New York or San Francisco areas who can show the ability to develop sources among federal and state regulators, lobbyists and executives.

Apply: To apply, send a cover letter and resume, with Fintech Policy Reporter in the subject line, to


From the publisher of POLITICO, Protocol is a media company 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.

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We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, flexible paid time off in addition to paid holidays, as well as flexible hybrid work schedules and opportunities for career development.

Protocol believes a diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to do our best work. We welcome inquiries from people of all backgrounds.

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