Monday, July 30, 2012

Freelance Bilingual Correspondents Wanted for Latin Ventures LLC (US/ Latam locations)

Post date: Monday, July 30, 2012
Latin Ventures LLC, a longtime producer of news, analysis, data and research covering the institutional investment marketplace in Latin America, is seeking to hire freelance bilingual correspondents.

We have news content on two widely consulted websites and publish research papers running from 10 to 200 pages. We also produce and sell statistical information that sometimes has some editorial comment attached, and we organize 3-4 industry events a year that require editorial input for the development of a compelling program with relevant topics and speakers. Much of this work is currently handled by senior executives who are seeking to delegate these responsibilities to capable journalists as part of a relaunch of our core product lines.

Freelancers must interview, over the telephone or in person, mostly Latam-based asset-management executives from the mutual-fund, pension-fund, wealth-management and insurance sectors. Upper management of our company already has many contacts in these areas, but our correspondents will be expected to develop many new sources and build up trust with these sources in order to obtain points of view not shared with general media.

Only fully bilingual Spanish/English or Spanish/Portuguese/English candidates will be considered. Correspondents may work from home and will be constantly connected on Skype with associates. Willingness/ability to travel to Latin American cities is required, with expense-paid trips lasting 2-3 days.

Qualified applicants will have at least two years of financial journalism experience, high-speed internet and computer equipment available. Familiarity with the asset management business a big plus. While the position does involve hours in isolation in front of the computer, we are seeking outgoing people who will find it easy to develop new contacts in the market, gain their trust and deliver us interesting scoops, wide-ranging expert insights, etc. Residents of North Jersey/NY area are preferred, but we will also consider residents of other US/Latam locations.

Compensation is competitive and consistent with candidates' qualifications. Please send your résumé/cover letter and samples of your work, and number of hours available per week.


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