FT seeks a reporter for its Unhedged newsletter

April 18, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The Financial Times is seeking a reporter to contribute to Unhedged, the FT’s New York-based markets and finance newsletter.

Unhedged, with almost 50,000 subscribers and a popular podcast, is one of the FT’s most high-profile products, and this role is an opportunity to display sharp writing and analytical insight to a large, appreciative and engaged audience — and to interact with the biggest names in the world of finance and economics.

Because Unhedged is a daily product, the job can be demanding. There are no slow days on the Unhedged team, as we aim to produce a high-quality, intellectually rigorous and amusing letter Monday through Friday.

Key skills: 

  • Numeracy. Unhedged is largely about numbers. The successful candidate will be able to see the story in a balance sheet and interrogate numbers to reach fresh conclusions. A grasp of statistical concepts is helpful.
  • Facility with data. The Unhedged team spends a lot of time in Excel, working with data drawn from public sources and proprietary data providers.
  • Background knowledge of finance and/or economics.
  • Fluency in prose. Unhedged’s voice is important. The right candidate will be able to hear it, imitate it and ultimately contribute to it.
  • Ability to work quickly. Going from idea to reporting to analysis to publication in the span of 24 hours requires a capacity to produce high-quality content rapidly.
  • Attention to detail. A daily, thousand-word newsletter with lots of charts means errors creep in. The right person will catch them.

The successful candidate would work closely with Robert Armstrong, the FT’s US financial commentator and lead Unhedged author, to report and write the daily newsletter and assist on the Unhedged podcast.

Please submit your application by the end of the day, Tuesday 23rd April 2024. 

To apply, go here.

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