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FT’s Ignites seeks an associate editor

February 9, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Ignites, an online daily from the Financial Times, is looking for an associate editor to join its team covering the retail fund industry.

The associate editor will be responsible for generating ideas, writing and reporting stories, editing copy and working with reporters. She or he will work in tandem with the managing editor to publish the daily newsletter and special features, and will track the flow of editorial copy, graphics and video. The associate editor has a hand in shaping and selecting stories that appear in the issue and acts as a deputy when the managing editor is out. This role requires attention to detail, a judicious editing eye, sharp writing style, ability to break news and skill needed to develop a broad source network.

The associate editor will join our team in ferreting out scoops and creating must-have content for executives working in the ever-changing asset-management industry. The ideal candidate will relish working a beat, developing a network of sources, deriving narratives from regulatory filings and breaking news. She or he will cover high-profile companies, such as Vanguard, BlackRock, WisdomTree and others that have a direct impact on millions of people’s wealth, retirement and college savings plans.

What You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Report and write three to five stories per week
  • Edit stories for our daily issues, as needed
  • Serve as back-up to the managing editor, and help to generate story ideas and shape coverage
  • Become an expert on the subject matter and write with clarity, insight and depth
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with industry executives and their companies
  • Work with other departments to produce videos, graphics etc. as necessary for editorial coverage
  • Attend industry events and meet with prospects to stay on top of the latest industry trends (virtually or otherwise)
  • On occasion, moderate webcasts or panels at events run by Money-Media or the Financial Times’ events group

Skills & Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to succeed and a proven track record of reporting high-quality content.  We seek a person with strong intelligence, high energy, creativity, persistence, and resilience.
  • At least five years of business reporting experience, including experience working on a daily or wire publication. Some editing experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to write or produce content for a specific niche audience. Experience working a beat and knowing how to generate scoops, enterprise story ideas and other content that distinguishes a publication.
  • Ability to recognize and respond to readers’ needs.
  • Knowledge of the asset management industry or financial services is a plus.
  • A high personal standard of excellence and pride in the work you do.
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn.

Estimate of the salary range: $95,000 to $110,000

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