Ignites, an online daily from the Financial Times, is looking for an associate editor to join its team covering the retail fund industry.
We are the premier publication covering the mutual fund, ETF and 401(k) marketplaces, and a go-to source for industry decision-makers.
The associate editor will be responsible for generating ideas, writing and reporting stories, editing copy and working with reporters. She or he will work in tandem with the managing editor to publish the daily newsletter and special features, and will track the flow of editorial copy, graphics and video. The associate editor has a hand in shaping and selecting stories that appear in the issue and acts as a deputy when the managing editor is out. This role requires attention to detail, a judicious editing eye, sharp writing style, ability to break news and skill needed to develop a broad source network.
The associate editor will join our team in ferreting out scoops and creating must-have content for executives working in the ever-changing asset-management industry. The ideal candidate will relish working a beat, developing a network of sources, deriving narratives from regulatory filings and breaking news. She or he will cover high-profile companies, such as Vanguard, BlackRock, WisdomTree 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 as the best daily publication by the Specialized Information Publishers Association. We have also received awards for our investigative reporting, analysis and news coverage.
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.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an established, stable, profitable, respected publication with more than 125,000 paying readers.
What You Will Be Responsible For
- Report and write three to five stories per week
- Edit stories for our daily issues, as needed
- Serve as back-up to the managing editor, and help to generate story ideas and shape coverage
- Become an expert on the subject matter and write with clarity, insight and depth
- Establish and maintain close relationships with industry executives and their companies
- Work with other departments to produce videos, graphics etc. as necessary for editorial coverage
- Attend industry events and meet with prospects to stay on top of the latest industry trends (virtually or otherwise)
- On occasion, moderate webcasts or panels at events run by Money-Media or the Financial Times’ events group
Skills & Experience
- 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. Some editing experience preferred.
- 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.
- Ability to recognize and respond to readers’ needs.
- Knowledge of the asset management industry or financial services is a plus.
- A high personal standard of excellence and pride in the work you do.
- Curiosity and a desire to learn.
If This Sounds Like You
Let us know why you’d be a good fit for this position by sending a cover letter, resume and a few clips.
What’s In It For You? Our benefits and Culture
- Generous salary and paid time off
- Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life & disability insurance
- Competitive 401k and company match, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and commuter benefits
- Paid parental leave
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 an 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.
Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career. Learn more about us, including announcements and career opportunities, at aboutus.ft.com.
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.
A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $95,000 to $110,000. To ensure pay fairness, the successful candidate will be offered a salary within the estimated salary range based on a number of considerations including but not limited to: skill set; experience and training; certifications; and other business and organisational needs. The disclosed range estimate is for our NYC office and has not been adjusted for other locations
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.
At the FT, we know our most valuable resources are our people and we embrace our employees’ unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, 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. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. 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.