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The Telegraph - Chief Money Reporter

The Telegraph
Victoria, London (Greater)
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
17 Feb 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Business, Finance

Job Details

Role purpose and overview

The Money team is looking for a talented chief reporter to lead our news reporting team. The ideal candidate will be able to find and write stories strong enough to splash the paper. They will be full of ideas and have a strong news sense. The role would suit an experienced news reporter who is ready to step up and specialise on a broad patch that covers everything from policy exclusives to gritty investigations, data analysis and light-hearted consumer stories.

Key responsibilities

  • Generating exclusive and agenda-setting news stories
  • Developing original and compelling ideas and creative ways to present them - which could include graphics, calculators, video, polls etc
  • Spotting stories or digital projects from raw numbers
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues on other desks where appropriate

Essential skills required for the role

  • Excellent, accurate writing across a range of formats
  • Experience of working in a national newspaper newsroom
  • Experience of writing and developing stories for digital and print
  • An ability to explain and convey complex subjects clearly and comprehensively
  • Knowledge of relevant data sources
  • Enthusiasm, energy and ability to be part of our happy and successful team
  • An ability to show initiative and work well under pressure

Additional skills useful for the role

  • A network of contacts across the spectrum of core personal finance topics including mortgages and property finance, investing, tax, pensions, banking and insurance
  • Knowledge and experience of a particular personal finance beat
  • Confidence and creativity with headlines, standfirst, pictures, graphics, polls etc
  • An understanding of the Telegraph audience and ideas for how to reach new readers
  • Experience using InCopy and/or InDesign
  • Editing and/or publishing experience



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.


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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020 7931 2000
111 Buckingham Palace Road

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