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Founded in 2018, with employees across the world, The Block is the leading research, analysis, and news brand in the digital asset space. The Block's team is spread across 5 continents and 15+ time zones, covering the global cryptocurrency space 24/7.

At The Block, we see digital assets as a ubiquitous part of the future. As this space continues to evolve, we view our role as the trusted moderator and authoritative voice for those who invest in, work with, make decisions about, or seek to understand digital assets.

The Block is seeking an editor/writer to help cover the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, as well as the movers and shakers who are working on the bleeding edge of financial technology. Your role will be to help maintain our coverage of breaking news and the latest happenings in the industry. The role will involve a dynamic mix of both writing daily news and quickly editing copy from other reporters. 

Responsibilities

  • Report on and cover the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry

  • Collect, verify and report out newsworthy information quickly

  • Build a network of contacts, analysts and sources in the industry

  • Write and deliver news stories, using clean copy that needs minimal editing by others before publication

  • Quickly copy edit stories written by other journalists, prioritizing accuracy and clear and succinct language

  • Contact, interview and research sources, when the opportunity arises

  • Be an expert on social media and news feeds, knowing where and how to look for primary sources of information in real-time

  • Partner with other reporters and editors to provide best-in-class content coverage

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest current events in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry

Qualifications

  • Located in the U.S. or willing to work on a U.S. time schedule

  • Prior writing and reporting experience in crypto / digital assets

  • Prior editing experience

  • Experience with cryptocurrency and blockchain is recommended

  • An ability to juggle multiple stories and deadlines

  • A track record of interviewing and interacting with primary sources

  • Passion for technology, and a dash of skepticism where warranted

  • Social-media savvy

  • English-language mastery

$100,000 - $120,000 a year

Compensation package will include Company equity.

We take care of our employees and we have the benefits and perks to support it. Our full-time, US based employees are eligible for Unlimited PTO, remote first environment, high health plan employer contributions, monthly wellness stipend, generous parental leave policy, fitness partnerships, fertility benefits, One Medical membership and citibike membership. We’re a remote first company which allows us to hire the best person for the job regardless of location. Impactful work. Regardless of your role at The Block you’re making a meaningful contribution to our mission in accelerating the evolution of financial systems through independent reporting and technical research of all projects influencing the future of financial services.

What Else Should You Know?

The Block is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. During our application process we collect completely anonymous diversity information. Providing this information is voluntary but we want you to know what we do with it. We use the data to ensure that our recruiting practices are bringing diverse talent to the organization and we are reacting where we are coming up short. We strive to use the data to ensure we have the tools and resources for all employees both during the interview process and should those employees choose to join us at The Block.  

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