Economics Reporter

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Description

About The Telegraph

For over 160 years, The Telegraph’s stories, dispatches, interviews, and investigations have set the agenda, sparked debate, and provided generations of readers with a trusted source of news, information, and opinion.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers, by 2023, a vision we all stand behind. We wouldn’t be one of the world's most successful media organisations without the talent, determination, and creative spirit of our people. As our readers’ needs evolve, it's more important than ever that we recruit original thinkers and innovative individuals who can keep us at the forefront of our industry. That means not only journalists but also marketers, analysts, designers, engineers, and much more.

We want to foster the diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

Role purpose and overview

This role requires an economics reporter working to deliver a strong portfolio of digital and print products. The principal focus of this role will be on macro-economic news and trends, including currency fluctuations, in the UK, the Eurozone and globally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting on breaking economics news stories, including currencies and data.
  • Writing engaging features and in-depth explainers.
  • Ensuring fast and accurate filing of stories.
  • Developing contacts with key policymakers and economists.
  • Responsible for helping to maximize digital subscriptions through concise and interesting storytelling.

Essential skills required for the role

  • Strong interest in economics.
  • Highly numerically literate - able to spot stories from raw data.
  • Demonstrable proof of the ability to tell stories in a concise but interesting way.
  • Digitally savvy - understanding of digital storytelling and optimisation of content through social media and SEO.

Additional skills useful for the role

  • Experience of covering either business and/or economic news in a newspaper, newswire or digital environment is ideal.
  • Ability to generate regular off-story ideas for news and features.

Benefits

The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance, and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.

We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.

Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.


For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.


You’ve got this!