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Financial Times

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Company Overview

Money-Media, a fast-growing, entrepreneurial subsidiary of The Financial Times, is an online media firm focused on being the premier source of news and intelligence for specialized businesses. Through our extensive suite of products, Money-Media delivers must-have content that helps people do their jobs better and supports the business IQ of hundreds of thousands of readers across the world.

Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career. Learn more about Money-Media and career opportunities.

Role Overview

We are looking for an enterprising reporter for a publication covering the life insurance and annuity markets.

Life Annuity Specialist publishes three times a week and provides insurance companies with the news and intelligence they need to grow their businesses. We welcome crisp writing, innovative approaches, visual thinking, and stories that make an impact. We're an agile digital publication with a finger firmly on the pulse of our readers.

You will have the benefit of working on a relatively young publication within a stable and successful company that knows how to create profitable subscription-based publications within financial services.

As a reporter, you will cover the life insurance and annuity industries and write everything from scoops to analytical trend pieces. You will develop a source list and become a trusted provider of content for our sophisticated readers.

We have a small, collegial, open-minded team, so you will have plenty of opportunity for career growth and taking on more responsibilities. You will report to the publication's managing editor.

What will I be responsible for?
  • Report and write articles and create video content based on interviews.
  • Become an expert on the subject matter and write with clarity, insight and depth.
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with insurance executives and their companies.
  • Help to generate story ideas and shape coverage.
  • Travel to industry events and meet with prospects to stay abreast of the latest industry trends.
  • Work with other departments to produce videos, graphics etc. as necessary for editorial coverage.
  • On occasion, moderate webcasts or panels at events run by Money-Media or the Financial Times' events group.

What experience/skills do I need to be successful in this role?
  • 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.
  • Experience working a beat and knowing how to generate scoops, enterprise story ideas and other content that distinguishes a publication.
  • Track record of continuous improvement and initiative and a creative approach to your work.
  • Ability to recognize and respond to readers' needs.
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry a plus.
  • A high personal standard of excellence and pride in the work you do.
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn.

What's in it for you? FT Culture & Benefits

As an employee, you can expect:
  • Generous paid time off including vacation, personal days, sick days
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life & disability insurance for employees and their families
  • Competitive 401k and company match, profit sharing, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave (maternity & paternity)
  • Flexible working
  • Other great perks such as summer Friday's, volunteer days and in-office events
  • Employee-led networks which promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace by connecting, engaging and empowering individuals across the organization

Here at the FT, we encourage you to bring your whole self to work. We know our most valuable resources are our people, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, and perspectives that each of our employees brings with them -- it's what helps us build a great product and even better teams.

We welcome all members of the community to apply regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Learn more about our benefits and commitment to inclusion

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