Financial News Commentary Journalist


  • Location: London
  • Salary: £80-90,000 + Bonus

My client is a highly successful NY based financial news commentary service, they produce a daily flow of impactful commentary on anything that is likely to affect the financial markets. The role involves writing short punchy articles on current events that include anything from financial data (payroll, housing, employment, interest rates etc) to regulation or even politics. You will need to have an in-depth understanding of all aspects of finance and be able to cover any situation and produce the kind of analysis and rhetoric that will instantly engage. Your readers consist of most of the financial services sector in NY and the US, so this is a highly-informed audience. As a writer, you will be challenged daily to keep the product fresh and help maintain quality. My client is looking for talented journalist who are able to work autonomously but follow strict guidelines in terms of writing to a particular audience in a specific way. You will be joining what is in essence a start-up with little in the way of structure but an established and healthy revenue flow. This hire is part of a process of building an editorial team in order to grow the products depth and reach. All applicants will be asked to complete a writing assignment prior to any interview, this is due to the unique style my client uses to cover stories.

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