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We are creating a new role to enhance our tech coverage through a renewed focus on what the Financial Times does best: follow the money.
We are looking for an experienced business correspondent to join the San Francisco bureau. We have scoop-getting reporters focussed on corporate finance across the world and want to place someone with a similar mindset at the heart of the global tech industry.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and skilled journalist who is able to define and mould a new beat. The aim is to get closer to major financial news that matters, from Big Tech to emerging startups. You will also play an investigative role, from scouring public records for new leads, to uncovering malfeasance at what can be extremely closed-off Silicon Valley companies. And this person will also be at the forefront of covering the burgeoning crypto sector in the Valley, seeking to break impactful stories and write colourful tales of a bubbly new sector that is a growing part of the FT’s coverage.
You will be tasked with reporting stories by developing a range of relatively untapped sources in the area: bankers, lawyers, consultants, family offices, hedge fund managers, private equity executives and beyond.
You must also be collegiate, working closely and sharing tips with the existing tech company beat reporters, and in particular, the global corporate finance team.
This person will work closely with a new Venture Capital Correspondent to deepen our coverage of some of the key investors in the Valley, such as Andreessen Horowitz to Sequoia Capital. The idea is to uncover great stories about the intersection of tech and finance — as a team.
Please submit your application by Tuesday 31st May 2022
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