Private Capital Reporter – Financial Times (London)

The role

The Financial Times has an opening for a new private capital reporter based in London.

The successful candidate will be able to get to grips quickly with a complicated, diverse sector of the finance industry, while showing an ability to build a wide array of sources in and around some of the world’s most secretive companies.

You will be expected to deliver high-impact scoops and in-depth reporting about the inner workings of the industry, its most powerful players and their dealmaking. This is a key time to take on the beat, as an industry that has become a major force in global finance faces up to fundamentally different conditions.

You will work closely with our team of reporters globally covering corporate finance and dealmaking including Robert Smith, Ortenca Aliaj, Ivan Levingston, Antoine Gara, Amelia Pollard, and Eric Platt as well as our broader financial services and markets teams.

Contributing regularly to the Due Diligence newsletter as well as other initiatives such as conferences is essential.


Is this the role for you?

This position requires you to be comfortable with these essential skills:

  • A proven scoop-getter who can find off-diary stories with regularity
  • A clean writer who can navigate detail across business and finance to deliver compelling stories
  • Ability to develop and maintain a network of contacts
  • Active and frequent networking is an essential part of this position
  • Demonstrable knowledge of basic economic and financial terms
  • Interest in working across teams to tackle major running stories and trends
  • Report across all digital platforms and engage with our audience
  • Occasional weekend shifts are required as part of the team rota


Please submit your application by the end of the day, Wednesday 8th May 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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