The Economist seeks a Britain business and finance correspondent

January 4, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Britain section is looking for a new Britain business and finance correspondent. This person will report on the private sector in Britain, looking at everything from industry clusters to trade frictions, listed firms to startups, financing to skills. An ability to connect the stories of individual businesses and industries to the wider economy, and to the growth and productivity agenda in Britain, is essential.

The role will be based in London and the successful applicant must have the right to work in the UK.

To apply, please send a 600-word article suitable for publication in the Britain section, along with a CV, to britainwriter@economist.com by January 20th 2023.

The article is the most important part of the application. We will read it blind (ie, without looking at your name or where you are from). If what you write is not exceptionally good, we will not look at your CV. This is to ensure that the process is as unbiased and meritocratic as possible.

Anyone is welcome to apply, regardless of ethnic origin, sex, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. Previous experience as a journalist is desirable but not essential. What we most want is original thinking, good analytical skills and, above all, good writing.

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