About The Financial Times
The Financial Times is proud to be one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.
We have offices in more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Sofia, San Francisco and Tokyo.
There is no single type of person whom we hire at the FT. Our strength is in our employees, from all different backgrounds and walks of life, united by a passion for delivering compelling, smart journalism fuelled by cutting edge technology. Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career.
From the initiatives we support to the audiences we engage with, everything we do at the FT is underpinned by our company values and our commitment to the following principles:
• We are ambitious, we aim to lead and not follow.
• We are curious, open-minded and eager to learn.
• We show integrity, we are truthful, accurate, ethical and unbiased.
• We are trustworthy and always deliver on our commitments.
• We are inclusive, valuing different perspectives and experiences, in working environments where individuals are able to express themselves freely.
• We are subscriber focused, with an unmatched understanding of our readers, putting them at the heart of everything we do.
Working at the Financial Times
In order to support our truly global outlook, we foster and encourage collaboration, mobility and consistency in opportunity throughout our organization. The FT strives to ensure that everyone feels comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. The culture we foster at the FT is driven by our values and here are just some of the ways in which we support our employees to achieve their full potential:
• Career coaching
• Face to face and online learning
• Flexible working
• Agile work environments
Diversity & Inclusion
At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.
We have invested in a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion team, whose job it is to develop best practice, schemes and programmes to advance our offering and promote the FT’s culture as an open and inclusive workplace. We do this in many ways including: career development, flexible working, returning parents programmes, work experience schemes, fair recruitment practices, employee lead networks, volunteering, accessibility schemes and partnerships with organisations that support diversity in our industry.
LGBTQ+ Employee Network Group
Proud FT launched in 2017 and has become an established, global network for FT staff with a presence in London, New York and Manila. They aim to cultivate an environment that makes our LGBTQ colleagues feel empowered and free to be themselves at work. Proud FT hosts over 20 events a year, including films screening, book club events, socials and panel discussions. They continue to drive change within the organisation by working with HR to develop staff policies, marching in Pride in London each year, raising money for various charities and donating advertising space to particular organisations that champion the LGBTQ+ community. Proud FT hosted the company’s first Trans Inclusion workshop with Gendered Intelligence. They were also ranked in the Top 10 employee groups in the UK in the 2022 British LGBT Awards, as well as being nominated for outstanding LGBTQ+ network of the year at the 2023 British Diversity Awards.