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Senior Personal Finance Reporter (6 Month FTC)

Closing date
23 May 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Senior Personal Finance Reporter will be part of a team responsible for producing engaging money journalism for digital and print to include the best news stories. This content is central to the Telegraph's subscription strategy and is hugely popular among our most engaged, paying digital readers.

Key responsibilities
  • Pitching, reporting and writing stories for Telegraph Money online and in print, as well as for the Business and Newsprint sections
  • Breaking exclusive, agenda-leading news stories reacting to the key topics of the day
  • Writing in a range of formats including news, analysis, expert advice, guides, explainers and case studies (such as money makeovers)
  • Thinking of compelling ways to present information to readers, which could include digital tools such as calculators and visual assets such as illustrations and infographics
  • Leading by example, helping the other reporters with your experience and expertise
  • Creating and fronting campaigns and investigations
  • Taking on other responsibilities to help the team meet targets and produce the best quality journalism

  • Ability to generate fresh news lines and to find a great story hidden beyond a press release
  • Excellent, accurate writing across a range of formats
  • Experience of writing and developing stories for digital and print
  • Numeracy and the ability to understand data and present it in a clear and accurate manner, both in writing and through the use of charts
  • An ability to explain and convey complex subjects clearly and comprehensively
  • An ability to find new ways to cover the same topics or issues
  • An ability to show initiative and work well under pressure
  • An understanding of the Telegraph audience and ideas for how to reach new readers
  • Experience of working in news at regional, national or international level
  • Able to work well with a team and take a leadership role with junior reporters
  • Enthusiasm, energy and ability to be part of our happy and successful team


The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you'll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Our organisation is on a continuous journey to achieve this sense of belonging, with focused inclusion policies, training, and internal networks. We believe it's not only the right thing to do but that there's a strong business case to support it. Because if you feel you belong, you'll feel more comfortable, so you'll be more likely to achieve your best.

We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.

Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We've also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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