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i, Money Reporter

Employer
dmg::media
Location
London
Salary
Competitive with great benefits
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals, Online, Finance, News
Discipline
Financial Journalist, Reporter

Job Details

Location: i Headquarters - London
Position: Permanent 

Package Description
In return for their energy and ideas we ensure our people are well rewarded. Our benefits package increases the longer you’ve been with us. Here’s what to expect:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
  • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee contribution, 3% Company contribution. 
  • Life cover under the Pension Plan 4x your basic salary.
  • DMGT Discounts (for discounts on online shopping, vouchers and reloadable cards)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite gym 
  • Onsite nurse and GP clinics 
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted dining cards

Plus many other benefits….

Job Introduction
i is looking for a Money Reporter with a drive to break exclusive news and experience of writing about complicated subjects simply and interviewing people to bring dry stories to life. The role will be reporting daily on consumer money, personal finance and some business news stories predominantly for inews.co.uk’s growing digital audience.

Although the role will cover all aspects of personal finance, as well as some economics and business, there will be a particular focus on pensions, and so the successful candidate will be expected to develop contacts and deliver agenda-setting exclusives in this area, with support from the rest of the team. This is an important topic for our readers who rely on i to offer the latest news in pensions news and to tell personal stories which shed light on the impact of pensions policy on everyday people.

You will be part of the four-strong business and money desks team and will have responsibility for writing a broad range of personal finance news, explainers, features and interviews. Previous personal finance reporting is preferred, with the ideal candidate having either a minimum two years’ experience in a similar role at a national news outlet or relevant experience on a financial trade title.

A full NCTJ qualification is preferred, although applicants who can demonstrate knowledge and experience of writing to a high standard within the personal finance beat are encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity for a reporter to make a move up the ladder and join a thriving publishing operation at an exciting time in its development. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Pitch and write news stories daily
  • Think of innovative ways to go beyond straight news reports, while still filing stories to strict deadlines
  • Ability to cover news events effectively for digital and print formats
  • Write quickly and accurately
  • Write across personal finance beats; broad experience preferred but there will also be opportunities to learn new patches
  • Good knowledge of media law and the Editors’ Code of Practice
  • Commitment to i's editorial standards of impartial and incisive coverage. Appreciation for i’s audience and tone, and how to write stories that will appeal to our readers
  • Work with the audience team (including analysts, SEO, social, newsletter and app editors) to ensure that your stories are optimised to reach the widest readership
  • Package your stories with pictures, inline links and video where necessary to create compelling digital storytelling
     

Person Specification

  • Experience working in a digital breaking news environment
  • A hunger to report on the world of personal finance, bringing it to life for our readers
  • An enquiring and creative mind to go beyond the headlines
  • Able to file clean, accurate copy working to demanding deadlines
  • Experience of working in a cross-platform environment desirable
  • Confident with CMS and digital production
  • Strong team player who is happy work collaboratively with others
  • Excellent standards of written English
  • NCTJ (or similar) standard qualification
  • Effective and calm under pressure
     

With your application, please include three story pitches you would want to cover in this role.

About Us

i is Britain's youngest national news publisher – and one of the most trusted. i has a unique mission: publishing non-partisan reporting and intelligent opinion. With a strong digital subscriber audience and a healthy print circulation, i has also grown digital reach to 11m users a month. Its newsroom breaks some of the biggest stories in UK journalism. Growing in influence and profitable, i is shortlisted for News Website of the Year and National Newspaper of the Year in the 2024 Press Awards, and is a recent winner of Daily Newspaper of the Year (London Press Club) and News Website of the Year (Online Media Awards). We pride ourselves on having a dynamic, collegiate work environment that celebrates creativity, innovation and success.

Our Commitment
We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.

Company

dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Together, the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, i, MailOnline, Mail Plus, metro.co.uk and inews.co.uk reach more than 24million people daily. In March 2021, the business acquired the world’s leading science title, New Scientist.

Our newsbrands are expert at getting to the bottom of the stories most relevant to our readers. 

Company info
Location
Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
London
W8 5TT
GB

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