The Grocer, City Reporter
The Grocer, one of the most influential, respected and interesting business media titles in the country, is looking for a City reporter or deputy finance editor to help develop our business and finance coverage.
You’ll be writing about a huge, vitally important, highly political and high-profile market, which includes FTSE giants such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado, and multinational FMCG powerhouses including Coca-Cola, Nestle and Heineken, but also many small entrepreneurial businesses on both the retail and supplier side. So there are stories a-plenty!
The role also offers enormous variety, as you’ll be expected to write news, comment, blogs, analysis, features and profiles of important industry figures.
The ideal candidate is a senior reporter with a proven track record in breaking news, and an understanding of/interest in the mechanics of the City, ie M&A, financial performance, share prices, pay & remuneration and the economy.
Above all, they must combine ambition and a strong work ethic, with the personality, curiosity and intelligence to develop and work senior-level contacts.
The Grocer is the bible of the FMCG market, the flagship title of the highly successful William Reed group, a family-owned publishing, events and market research business, whose interests include operations in the UK, France and the US.
It’s a high pressure environment, but for the right candidate, it offers huge job satisfaction, a good career path, a competitive salary, as well as company benefits comprising:
- A contributory pension scheme
- Life Assurance
- 25 days’ holiday
- Discounted gym membership
- Free car parking
- Free shuttle service from Three Bridges station
- Season ticket loan (on successful completion of probationary period)
We're based in Crawley, just 30 minutes from the lively seaside town of Brighton, and 10 minutes from Gatwick, with its fast connections to London and the world (recent trips have included Sri Lanka, South Africa, Peru, Canada, Kenya, Spain and France), but we can also offer the right candidate flexible remote-working options, including hot desking facilities in our City office.
How to apply
To apply please complete the application form below, including a cover letter explaining why you are right for the job, together with some clips (or links) to stories that best demonstrate your talents and suitability for this role, and your CV.