Energy Editor – London (Financial Times)

The role

The FT is seeking a dynamic and experienced journalist to lead its coverage of the energy sector from London. From the energy transition, to oil and gas markets, to geopolitics, to big energy companies, this dynamic and demanding beat is at the heart of the FT’s business coverage.

The Energy Editor will work with London-based energy reporters and the US energy team to deliver hard-hitting scoops and analysis of the companies and markets that fuel our lives. This role will steer the FT’s energy coverage and the biggest stories of the day, making calls on day-to-day coverage and shaping long-term coverage priorities.

The ideal candidate will have experience covering energy and be able to project the story across all sections and formats of the FT. As the world shifts toward low-carbon energy sources, covering the way companies and countries are approaching this transition is also key.

From oil markets, to carbon markets, to climate talks, to war, this wide-ranging role presents the opportunity to write about some of the most exciting stories at the FT.


Is this the role for you?

This role would suit a highly experienced journalist or editor, ideally with team management experience. The successful candidate will deliver their own scoops and original reporting, as well as managing and inspiring the energy team in London.

Familiarity with energy markets, corporate reporting, and geopolitics is essential – this beat has high demand from all parts of the newspaper. Cooperation and collaboration with colleagues across the FT’s global network, as well as with the climate team and commodities team in London, is also key for success.

Reporting to the Natural Resources Editor, this person will also deputise for running the natural resources team, and contribute to team planning and long-term projects like planning FT Live events.


Key responsibilities

  • Lead the FT’s coverage of energy markets; the world’s biggest energy companies; and the energy transition
  • Produce scoops, features, breaking news and multi-format stories
  • Coordinate team coverage of the biggest energy stories
  • Collaborate with news desks and colleagues to steer energy coverage in other regions
  • Travel as needed for reporting
  • Work with FT Live to shape a series of conferences on the energy transition
  • Occasional Sunday shifts as part of the team rota
  • Occasional contributions to the Energy Source newsletter in the US


Please submit your application by Tuesday 23rd January 2024



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 (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.


How we work

Our hybrid setup means staff are expected to come into the office 3 days a week.

Our office is located across the street from St. Paul’s Cathedral and is easily accessible from all corners of London. There are the main train terminals such as Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Blackfriars, City Thameslink or Waterloo all situated within walking distance or there are several tube stations within a few mins walk such as Mansion House (District or Circle line), St. Paul’s (Central line), Bank (Central or Waterloo & City line) or Barbican (Central, Hammersmith & City or Metropolitan lines).


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs.

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 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


About the Financial Times

The FT has an uncompromising mission: delivering independent, quality information, news and services to individuals and companies around the globe. It’s the cornerstone of our reputation and the heart of our ambitions for the future. But for our people, the FT offers so much more than what we do. FT people come from all kinds of backgrounds and work across a huge range of disciplines and locations, and find an empowering, warm and welcoming culture that values curiosity and rewards smart, ambitious thinking. Those who are willing to unite around our mission and live our values will find plenty to challenge, inspire and interest them. Like the audiences we serve, no two FT people are the same; but together we help our audience be better informed and understand the world around them. It’s a job that’s never mattered more, and a career that can take you anywhere you want to go.

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