Money-Media, Reporter/Editor

Location
London (Central)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Mar 2015
Closes
11 Apr 2015
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Editor, Reporting
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations.We are recognised globally for our authority, integrity and accuracy. We provide a broad range of essential services, including news, comment, data and analysis, to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.

The FT is a Pearson company. Pearson is committed to equality of opportunity. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our company and we welcome all members of the community we serve to apply for openings with us.

Key Responsibilities:

Money-Media, a subsidiary of the Financial Times, is seeking an experienced Reporter/Editor with a strong interest in both written and visual journalism to help drive the growth of community-driven features across its international asset management publications.

Top candidates must be enthusiastic about business journalism, possess strong intellectual curiosity, creativity, time management skills and thrive in a team-based work environment. Applicants must understand complicated topics quickly and then report on these issues in a clear manner, helping us incorporate the voice of our influential readership into our publications. This position combines the best of traditional reporting and editing with new techniques to report on what is driving and motivating our readers.

Contenders should be interested in the growing field of visual journalism, and be passionate about conveying information through graphics and other data-driven mediums. They will need to interact with different sources on a regular basis, and have experience working on multiple tasks under daily deadline pressure. The senior reporter/editor will work on two of our successful publications to enhance our infographics, survey-driven articles, polling, columns and webcasts. Both are highly profitable publications with a large, sophisticated and engaged readership.    

This is an ideal opportunity for a proven beat reporter who wants to interview high-level executives, write about the latest industry trends, commission and edit opinion columns, and produce lively, topical webcasts. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, and should have journalism experience.

Duties:

  • Produce one webcast per month for Ignites Europe and five to six webcasts per year for Ignites Asia. This includes defining topics, finding and preparing panelists and moderators, setting up the webcast with an outsourced vendor, editing slides, writing promotional announcement articles and emails, and overseeing the live event from both a technical and editorial standpoint.
  • Must be able to learn new technical processes and have a keen eye for detail.
  • Commission and edit opinion columns and other contributed content for Ignites Asia and Ignites Europe.
  • Be in charge of data, broadcast and visual journalism on Ignites Europe, as well as educational content.
  • Attend editorial staff meetings and work closely with managing editors to conceptualize and then implement the highest quality content.

​​Qualifications:

  • A keen interest in business news, community-driven reporting and visual journalism.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience working as a journalist on a daily deadline schedule.
  • A track record of working successfully as part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to take ownership of his/her work.
  • A detail-oriented, inquisitive individual who works constantly to improve their skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe applications.

It also helps if candidates have knowledge of:

  • Adobe graphics software (Illustrator), HTML, Javascript, and other front-end web tools.
  • Online graphic libraries such as D3 or Raphael.
  • Webcast production.

The closing date is 2 April 2015 and candidates should apply here.

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