We are looking for three experienced and versatile journalists to form a new team tasked with making our newsroom more resilient and flexible. These are exciting roles for journalists who are keen to work across the breadth of the FT and deploy their skills in different desks and teams and at different times. They should be comfortable editing corporate and financial news as well as taking on a reporting beat, and keen to acquire and apply new skills.
The formation of this new team – which will form part of Breaking News under our Breaking News editor – addresses a clear need: how to cover the growing number of medium-term absences in our newsroom. The FT offers great benefits to its employees – from enhanced paternity leave and sabbaticals to book leave – and we now want to make a further investment to ensure that staff are well supported and teams have the cover they need. That support will be provided by the members of this new team.
The successful candidates will be part of the breaking news team but we expect them to spend much of the year working on secondments of 3-6 months. The duration of those stints may vary, as will their nature: a secondment to a newsdesk could be followed by a stint covering an industry beat or writing and editing one of our newsletters.
We’re looking for experienced desk editors who are keen to sharpen their reporting skills, or beat reporters who want to prove themselves on a desk. The roles would also suit journalists looking to experience a wide range of roles at the heart of the newsroom, while also working on some of the FT’s biggest stories. We are looking for all-rounders, as comfortable on corporate and markets stories as on political and economic news.
Write and edit news stories as well as long-form analytical pieces
Work on major moving stories from time to time, either as a writer or an editor
Support the breaking news desk when not on secondment elsewhere.
To apply, go here.