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Features Writer, FTAdviser

Posted: 5 Mar 2021 Closes: 13 Jun 2021
London (FT Specialist Journalism) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR006237

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The Role / Position Overview

FTAdviser, the go-to website for financial intermediaries, is looking for a features writer to develop its coverage of financial advisers and the issues that matter to them.

We are ideally looking for those with prior journalism experience, but the role might also suit a motivated graduate looking to break into the industry.

Our readership is made up of qualified financial advisers rather than consumers, which means the subjects our team cover - pensions planning, retail investment funds, tax and more - require careful assessment. The successful candidate will have a talent for recognising the big themes and issues of the day, and for converting them into compelling features.

Key Responsibilities

  • Producing analytical features, conducting interviews, covering events, meeting deadlines and developing original ideas for articles. 

  • Building contacts with key figures, providers and financial intermediaries.

  • Deliver what readers want from digital media: rich journalism that makes use of all the multimedia tools we have to offer. 

Required Skills / Experience 

  • Awareness of what interests, attracts and engages our professional online readership.

  • Journalistic skills to help ensure FTAdviser.com remains an essential read for advisers seeking to make a success of their businesses.

  • An interest in using data to help inform and support your writing

  • Interest in and understanding of financial matters.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Good diary management.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Able to adapt copy and deliver to different deadlines.

Preferred

  • Knowledge about retail finance and issues affecting financial advisers.

  • Previous experience of writing for print or online publications

  • Media law qualification and shorthand.

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here

Further Information
 

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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