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The Telegraph - Money Writer

The Telegraph
SW1W 0SR, London (Greater)
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Business, Finance
Financial Journalist, Writer

Job Details

About The Role
The Money Writer will be a talented journalist and part of a team responsible for producing engaging money journalism for digital and print. This will focus on writing practical "news you can use" pieces as well as telling the stories of real people as a means of giving readers expert advice on how to grow, keep and pass on more of their money and other financial assets

Key Responsibilities

  • Pitching, reporting and writing stories for Telegraph Money online and in print, as well as for the Business and News print sections
  • Writing in a range of formats - primarily expert advice and guides to Money topics, but also news, analysis and case study-led series (such as Money Makeovers, Moral Money, Rate My Portfolio and so on)
  • Developing original and compelling ideas and creative ways to present them - which could include graphics, calculators, video, polls etc
  • Monitoring reader correspondence via email, story comments, post and social - and use this as a prompt for idea generation
  • Monitoring analytics to understand what stories work and how
  • Spotting stories or digital projects from raw numbers
  • Taking on other responsibilities to help the team meet targets and produce the best quality journalism
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues on other desks where appropriate

Key Skills

  • Excellent, accurate writing across a range of formats
  • An ability to explain and convey complex subjects clearly and comprehensively
  • An ability to find new ways to cover the same topics or issues
  • Enthusiasm, energy and ability to be part of our happy and successful team
  • An ability to show initiative and work well under pressure
  • Ability to build a network of contacts across the spectrum of core money topics: pensions, tax, property, investing, and so on
  • Confidence and creativity with headlines, standfirst, pictures, graphics, polls etc
  • A clear understanding of the Telegraph audience and their interests and needs and ideas for how to reach new readers

Our benefits
The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development
With support from your manager and colleagues, you'll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion
At Telegraph Media Group, we 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 believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer as part of the government's Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.
To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and for more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website


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.

Company info
020 7931 2000
111 Buckingham Palace Road

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