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The Telegraph - Senior Business Reporter

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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The Telegraph is looking for an ambitious journalist to join its growing business team.

The business team covers everything from scandal and intrigue at Britain’s biggest companies to the macroeconomic trends that are reshaping the country, such as the drive to net zero and the cost of living crisis.

The principal focus of the role will be the transport industry, with a focus on delivering agenda-setting scoops and in-depth features. You will be expected to develop top contacts in air travel and rail, and be on top of the latest policy developments as the country's networks go green.

You will also be able to turn your hand to reporting on other industries as required by the desk.

Applicants will need to have a sharp news sense and be demonstrable self-starters brimming with ideas. They will also need to be numerically literate, team players, and digitally savvy.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for coverage of business both online and in print
  • Develop interview and feature ideas within transport industries and beyond, and focus on exclusive news lines which will support our subscription strategy
  • Ability to spot trends and identify industry developments before they are widely reported
  • Ability to write for other parts of the newspaper when required
  • Aid the business desk in helping to coach more junior reporters when requested
  • Building up a detailed book of senior contacts

Key skills

  • Experience of reporting on business news, with previous experience covering business in a newspaper, newswire or digital environment
  • Developing stories on digital and print platforms
  • Able to spot stories and opportunities from raw data – high level of numerical literacy
  • Demonstrable proof of the ability to tell stories in a concise but interesting way
  • A strong network of relevant contacts
  • Digitally savvy - understanding of digital storytelling and optimisation of content through social media and SEO
  • Previous experience of covering transport and a strong contact book.

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 Level 3 Disability Confident Leader 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.

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020 7931 2000
111 Buckingham Palace Road

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