Senior Personal Finance Reporter - The Telegraph (6 month FTC)

Employer
The Telegraph
Location
SW1W 0DT, London (Greater)
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals
Discipline
Financial Journalist
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Job Details

About us

For over 160 years, The Telegraph’s stories, dispatches, interviews, and investigations have set the agenda, sparked debate, and provided generations of readers with a trusted source of news, information, and opinion.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers, by 2023, a vision we all stand behind. We wouldn’t be one of the world's most successful media organisations without the talent, determination, and creative spirit of our people. As our readers’ needs evolve, it's more important than ever that we recruit original thinkers and innovative individuals who can keep us at the forefront of our industry. That means not only journalists but also marketers, analysts, designers, engineers, and much more.
We want to foster the diversity of thought through our people and create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

About the Role

The Personal Finance Reporter will be part of a team responsible for producing engaging money journalism for digital and print to include the best news stories and the most insightful features. This content is central to the Telegraph’s subscription strategy and is hugely popular among our most engaged, paying digital readers.

Key responsibilities 

  • Pitching, reporting and writing stories for Telegraph Money online and in print, as well as for the Business and Newsprint sections
  • Breaking exclusive, agenda-leading news stories and coming up with original features ideas
  • Writing in a range of formats including news, analysis, expert advice, guides, explainers and case studies (such as money makeovers)
  • Thinking of compelling ways to present information to readers, which could include digital tools such as calculators and visual assets such as illustrations and infographics 
  • Monitoring reader correspondence via email, story comments and social posts and using this to generate ideas
  • Leading by example, helping the other reporters with your experience and expertise
  • Creating and fronting campaigns and investigations for the Money desk
  • Taking on other responsibilities to help the team meet targets and produce the best quality journalism

Essential skills required for the role 

  • Excellent, accurate writing across a range of formats
  • Experience of writing and developing stories for digital and print
  • Numeracy and the ability to understand data and present it in a clear and accurate manner, both in writing and through the use of charts
  • An ability to explain and convey complex subjects clearly and comprehensively
  • An ability to find new ways to cover the same topics or issues
  • A network of contacts across the spectrum of personal finance topics including investing, property, tax, pensions, banking, scams and insurance
  • An ability to show initiative and work well under pressure
  • An understanding of the Telegraph audience and ideas for how to reach new readers
  • Experience of working in news at regional, national or international level
  • Able to work well with a team and take a leadership role to junior reporters
  • Enthusiasm, energy and ability to be part of our happy and successful team


The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.  
For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website. 

Company

The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility and authority for more than 160 years. 

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight our journalism provides to a discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers. We’ll achieve this with a constant focus on our journalism, and by using the data and understanding we have of The Telegraph’s audience to successfully grow our revenue streams from subscriptions to advertising, travel, events, and financial services.
We want to capture diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

The Telegraph is proud to be a WORK180 endorsed employer for women in 2021.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs and people values, please visit our website. Visit our careers website to learn more about our people and jobs.

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Website
Telephone
020 7931 2000
Location
111 Buckingham Palace Road
London
London
SW1W 0DT
United Kingdom

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