FT Gulf correspondent Kerr moves to Scotland

Financial Times Gulf correspondent Simeon Kerr has moved to Scotland to cover that country for the publication. He has been covering politics, finance and business across the Gulf states. Based in Dubai since 2001, he previously led Dow Jones Newswires’ reporting on energy and finance in the region. Kerr has been with the FT since […]

FT Group names Pavoni editor in chief of The Banker

The Financial Times Group has appointed Silvia Pavoni as editor in chief of The Banker, based in London. Pavoni will lead editorial coverage for the flagship 98-year-old publication, which provides economic and financial intelligence for banking professionals globally and has built a reputation for objective and incisive reporting. “This is a pivotal moment for The Banker. […]

FT taps Seager to be head of audience engagement

The Financial Times has named Charlotte Seager as head of audience engagement. She will be overseeing an international team with bureaux in London, New York and Singapore focused on the innovation of FT journalism on new platforms. Seager had previously been deputy head of audience at the FT. Before the FT, she spent five years at the […]

FT seeks an energy editor

The FT is seeking a dynamic and experienced journalist to lead its coverage of the energy sector from London. From the energy transition, to oil and gas markets, to geopolitics, to big energy companies, this dynamic and demanding beat is at the heart of the FT’s business coverage. The Energy Editor will work with London-based […]

Sheppard joining FT’s investigations desk

Financial Times energy editor David Sheppard is joining the publication’s investigations team. Sheppard has been running the FT’s energy and environmental coverage, reporting on companies as they navigate the energy transition, oil and gas markets, OPEC, and the powerful trading houses that move the world’s natural resources. He was previously energy markets editor at the FT in […]

The Information hires Friday to cover private equity

The Information has hired Francesca Friday to cover private equity. She will start on Jan. 2. Friday was previously a New York-based reporter and the producer of Due Diligence, the FT’s daily briefing on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity. She was previously a senior reporter at FT Specialist publication Mandatewire, where she covered asset management. […]

FT shuts CPG Specialist

The Financial Times has closed its CPG Specialist publication, part of its Money-Media operation, a spokeswoman confirmed to Talking Biz News. It had a full-time editorial staff of three. The publication covered the changing dynamics of U.S. consumer behavior and buying patterns and how those trends impact food and beverage manufacturers. Its focus was on […]

FT journalists demanding $80K starting salary

Financial Times journalists are demanding a minimum starting salary of $80,000 (£63,000) in a dispute over pay, reports James Warrington of The Telegraph. Warrington reports, “The newspaper’s American union is locked in discussions with bosses amid concerns that current wages are not ‘anywhere close’ to livable. “Under current plans, the FT’s US-based staff have been offered a […]

FT names Ross its acting international economy news editor

The Financial Times has named Alice Ross its acting international economy news editor. She has been a deputy news editor at the paper and is currently on book leave. Ross has held a range of roles across the FT including deputy news editor, editor of “Trade Secrets,” editor of FT Wealth, Frankfurt bureau chief, currencies correspondent and […]

FT’s Guthrie retiring at the end of the year

Jonathan Guthrie, an associate editor of the Financial Times and the head of Lex, the agenda-setting premium commentary service on global capital, is retiring at the end of the year. Aside from Lex, Guthrie writes regular FT columns on world finance and nature. For six years he was city editor and writer of Lombard, an […]