Telegraph Media Group, Personal Finance Reporter

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
08 Nov 2018
07 Dec 2018
Job Type
Full Time

The Telegraph has the fastest-growing personal finance desk in British journalism, benefiting from new investment on the back of a strong legacy.

This is a chance to join a smart, dynamic team of colleagues setting the agenda for personal finance journalism. You'll become part of a friendly, dedicated newsroom that encourages collaboration between desks and is setting the pace for the future of the industry.

There's currently an opportunity for a Personal Finance Reporter to join the team. You'll be responsible for producing engaging personal finance content for multiple channels, primarily digital and print.

Key responsibilities

  • Writing in a range of formats including news, analysis, expert advice, guides, explainers and case studies (such as money makeovers)
  • 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, again to help inform ideas and successful formats
  • 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 writing and developing stories for digital and print
  • An ability to explain and convey complex subjects clearly and comprehensively
  • An ability to find new ways to cover the same topics or issues
  • A sound network of contacts across the spectrum of core personal finance topics including mortgages and property finance, investing, tax, pensions, banking and insurance
  • 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

  • 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 

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