Reporter, Ignites

New York, NY

About the job
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The Role / Position 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.

Ignites, an online daily from the Financial Times, is looking for a reporter to join its team. The reporter will be responsible for covering the growth of environmental, social and governance-themed products and the expected launch of the first Bitcoin ETFs. He or she will also cover major marketing initiatives, robo advisors and emerging technology.

We are the premier publication covering the mutual fund, ETF and 401(k) marketplaces, and a go-to source for industry decision-makers.

The position will be based in Manhattan, however we have a flexible remote-work policy.

What We Offer

The reporter will join a team of seasoned journalists in ferreting out scoops and creating must-have content for executives working in the ever-changing asset-management industry. You will cover high-profile companies, such as Fidelity, Charles Schwab, American Funds and others that have a direct impact on millions of people’s wealth, retirement and college savings plans.

We break major industry stories and provide analysis that has been picked up by major national papers, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. We have been named the best daily publication by the Specialized Information Publishers Association. We also received awards for our investigative reporting, analysis and news coverage.

The ideal candidate will relish working a beat, developing a network of sources, deriving narratives from regulatory filings and breaking news. We welcome creative ideas for presenting information to our readers across print, graphic and video platforms. Applicants should be flexible and comfortable working as part of a team.

The successful candidates will join an established, successful and profitable Financial Times publication with more than 120,000 paying readers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting and writing at least three stories per week for our daily newsletter
  • Mining public documents and developing a network of sources to generate scoops and story ideas
  • Contributing to all storytelling formats, including videos, features, webcasts and, when appropriate, graphics and other visualizations
  • Attending industry events and meeting with sources to stay on top of the latest industry trends (including virtual events)

Required Skills / Experience

  • A desire to join a team focused on keeping our publication’s market-leading position by contributing fresh, original content relevant to our niche audience
  • Proven ability to develop a network of sources
  • Interest in working across media platforms, such as print, video, visuals
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • No prior financial journalism experience is required, but candidates who have a particular interest in the topics described are encouraged to identify that when applying.

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best-in-class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), health coverage (medical, dental & vision insurance), 401k and company match, enhanced maternity & paternity packages and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here .

Further Information

Candidates should be aware that new employees will be required to be vaccinated by their start date, meaning they have received all of the recommended doses for either a one dose or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of vaccination status (e.g. CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) , which will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely-held religious belief or a medical disability where it does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.