Digital Markets Correspondent

Financial Times Group
Competitive plus excellent benefits
Closing date
23 Jul 2022

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Job Type
Full Time
Banking, Business, Investments
Correspondent, Reporter
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Job Details

The Role

The Financial Times is hiring a digital markets correspondent, a new role on the Markets desk that will straddle the market structures of both traditional finance and the fast-emerging crypto sectors.

We’re seeking a talented journalist who is keen to dive into the workings of the financial system, to understand how equity, bond, derivatives and crypto markets work, the links between exchanges and their customers and how regulation shapes trading. The ideal candidate will deliver scoops and original analyses in an area that is both core to the FT and has few comparable positions in global media.

The broad-ranging role will involve covering major traditional exchanges including London Stock Exchange, Euronext and Deutsche Börse. It will also dig into the crypto industry and examine the foundations of this new trading asset class along with the FT’s digital assets correspondent. 

The role involves reporting on complex and arcane corners of the market and financial regulation, so an ability to write clearly and concisely is crucial. The digital markets correspondent will also liaise closely with colleagues across global desks on covering issues including how Brexit is reshaping the UK and EU financial services industries, and how trading is increasingly moving off-exchange, into dark pools or over-the-counter markets.


Key responsibilities

  • Cover traditional and crypto market structure 
  • Deliver scoops and news-led analyses on the plumbing of financial markets 
  • Report on major exchanges including London Stock Exchange, Euronext and Deutsche Börse
  • Contribute to the upcoming crypto-focused newsletter
  • Keep close tabs on how new legislation and regulations are affecting traditional and crypto financial markets
  • Interview leading executives and policymakers in the sector
  • Collaborate with colleagues across global desks
  • Write clearly and concisely on complex topics

Please submit your application by Wednesday 6th July 2022


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.


What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.


Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.


The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

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