Senior Personal Finance Reporter - 6 Month Contract

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



About The Role

The Senior Personal Finance Reporter will be a talented journalist and part of a team responsible for producing engaging money journalism for digital and print, writing agenda-setting news stories and sharp analysis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pitching, reporting and writing stories for Telegraph Money online and in print, as well as for the Business and News print sections
  • Breaking exclusive, agenda-leading news stories reacting to the key topics of the day
  • Writing in a range of formats including news, analysis, expert advice, guides, explainers and case studies (such as money makeovers)
  • Thinking of compelling ways to present information to readers, which could include digital tools such as calculators and visual assets such as illustrations and infographics
  • Leading by example, helping the other reporters with your experience and expertise
  • Creating and fronting campaigns and investigations
  • Taking on other responsibilities to help the team meet targets and produce the best quality journalism
  • 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

Key Skills

  • 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
  • Enthusiasm, energy and ability to be part of our happy and successful team
  • An ability to show initiative and work well under pressure
  • Ability to build a network of contacts across the spectrum of core personal finance topics, pensions, tax, property, insurance, etc
  • Confidence and creativity with headlines, standfirst, pictures, graphics, polls etc
  • An understanding of the Telegraph audience and ideas for how to reach new readers

Our 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 by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), 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

At Telegraph Media Group, we 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 believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer as part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and for more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.

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