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Acting Political and Diplomatic Correspondent

Posted: 10 Jun 2020 Closes: 17 Aug 2020
London (Editorial Journalism) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR005167

The Financial Times has a temporary cover role for an acting political and diplomatic correspondent, based in Westminster.

This position would suit a reporter willing to jump into one of the biggest political stories of our time, taking on immediate responsibility for covering the coronavirus crisis and its implications for UK politics, society and business.

Key duties:

  • Responsible for the health and education beat 

  • Coverage of foreign policy 

  • Break news and capable of turning around stories quickly

  • Ability to look behind the headlines and deliver exclusives and analysis

  • Ability to work across all FT platforms including video and audio, and engage with our audience through social media

  • Weekend shifts are required as part of the team rota

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will be an all-rounder with an interest in politics, people and intrigue. They will have a proven track record of news reporting, strong analytical skills and solid news judgement. They will be an excellent team player within the Parliament team, as well as liaising with the newsroom.

This is a temporary cover role for six months, potentially extended up to twelve months. The successful candidate should be ready to start before the summer break, if possible.

All staff are welcome to apply for Editorial vacancies as part of a flexible working arrangement. If you believe this role can be managed part-time or as a job share then please provide details as part of your application. All proposals will be seriously considered. While approval will be conditional on the demands of the role and team, the FT is committed to being responsive to the needs of its staff and the different ways they may want to work.


Applications should be made via Workday by 25 June 2020.


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