Freelance Story Producer/Researcher (REMOTE) – Remote

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Forbes Media is a dynamic, forward-thinking media company. Over the course of the past three years, we’ve grown both our print and digital audiences faster than any other major media company (according to Google Analytics and MRI). We continue that trajectory by investing in the best journalists, technologists and analysts in the business.

Forbes is seeking an experienced researcher to assist in mining the 100+ year archive for compelling stories to adapt into podcasts, video, film and television. This will take the form of individual stories, or topics covered over time from 1917 to present. Initially, this will be a 3-month contract with the opportunity to extend.

The right candidate ideally live in NY or LA with a unique knack for identifying valuable IP and the vision to see how a story could be adapted into a derivative work such as a podcast, feature film, documentary, scripted or unscripted television series. They will work with the Forbes archivist, video and editorial executives to bring these stories to life.


Requirements


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Well-honed sense of developing stories
  • Passion for reading and research
  • Efficient but thorough at scrubbing through large amounts of material

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Broad and deep knowledge of the podcast, television & film industry (from a consumer perspective)
  • A deep editorial understanding of business and entrepreneurship
  • A highly collaborative work ethic
  • Television and/or Podcast research experience a huge plus
  • MUST SEND A REEL OR SAMPLE LINKS WITH ANNOTATION THAT CLEARLY DEFINE YOUR ROLE IN EACH PIECE.

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia magazines, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 117 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 40 licensed local editions covering more than 70 countries, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services and technology license agreements.

Forbes is an equal opportunity employer.

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