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Role / Position Overview

Money-Media, a business division of the Financial Times, is looking for an associate editor for a growing publication covering the property and casualty insurance market.

 

P&C Specialist is a thrice-weekly publication that provides P&C insurance companies with the news and intelligence they need to grow their businesses. It has received tremendous feedback and support from the industry in its initial phase and is off to a very strong start.

 

This is a terrific opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of a new publication and benefit as it grows. Money-Media, with the backing of the Financial Times, has ambitious goals for this product and this market. You will have the benefits of working on a start-up publication within a stable and successful company that has proven it knows how to create profitable subscription-based publications within financial services.

 

The associate editor is responsible for reporting on the P&C insurance industry with original coverage, ranging from scoops to analytical trend pieces. You will develop and grow a source list and become a trusted provider of news and intelligence for the publication’s readers. Some of the big themes you’ll be digging into include climate change and its impact on insurers, the rise of telematics and evolution of automobiles, artificial intelligence and the future of work. You will be writing for a sophisticated and engaged readership.

 

The associate editor will work closely with the publication’s managing editor and help with editing in his/her absence or when necessary. On a small team, you will have plenty of opportunity for career growth and taking on more responsibilities. The position will report into the publication’s managing editor.   

Strong preference will be given to candidates with a background in covering financial services. If you have a good understanding of the insurance market and have pre-existing relationships in that space, so much the better.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Report and write 2-3 well-sourced articles per week and create video content based on interviews

  • Become an expert on the subject matter and write with clarity, insight and depth, staying ahead of the news

  • Establish and maintain close relationships with insurance executives and their companies

  • Serve as back-up to the managing editor, and help to generate story ideas and shape coverage

  • Travel to industry events and meet with prospects to stay on top 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

 

Attributes/Qualifications

  • 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.
  • At least five years of business reporting experience, including experience working on a daily or wire publication and some editing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to write or produce content for a specific niche audience. 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 insurance market specifically or financial services generally a definite plus.
  • A high personal standard of excellence and pride in the work you do.
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn.

 

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, medical cover, and enhanced maternity & paternity packages. 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 a 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.


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