Personal Finance Reporter

Last updated 1 hours ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


About The Telegraph

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Key responsibilities

● 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

Essential skills required for the role

● 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

● Knowledge of relevant data sources

● Enthusiasm, energy and ability to be part of our happy and successful team

● An ability to show initiative and work well under pressure

Additional skills useful for the role

● A network of contacts across the spectrum of core personal finance topics, with a particular interest in property: buy-to-let investing, mortgages and other issues affecting the housing market

● Knowledge and experience of a particular personal finance beat

● Confidence and creativity with headlines, standfirst, pictures, graphics, polls etc

● An understanding of the Telegraph audience and ideas for how to reach new readers

● Experience using InCopy and/or InDesign

● Editing and/or publishing experience

What you can expect from The Telegraph if you’re the successful candidate

● A smart, dynamic team of colleagues setting the agenda for personal finance journalism

● The fastest-growing personal finance desk in British journalism, benefitting from new investment on the back of a strong legacy

● A friendly, dedicated newsroom that encourages collaboration between desks and is setting the pace for the future of the industry

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