The FT is looking to hire a Public Policy reporter to cover the shifting UK policy environment ahead of the next General Election and beyond.
The successful applicant will work closely with the Public Policy editor to deliver impactful coverage in key areas of policy. The beat is expressly wide-ranging, but with a core focus on health and education.
The job sits deliberately outside the Westminster bubble, but will require working in close coordination with Lobby colleagues to explore the gaps between political rhetoric and on-the-ground delivery.
What we are looking for
As well as the ability to deliver news and scoops, the successful applicant will be comfortable crunching detail and handling data, but always firmly in the service of spotting wider trends and holding the government to account.
This is a role for an energetic reporter who thrives on attending events, making face-to-face contacts and delivering impact at key points, rather than covering the waterfront of daily news.
Please submit your application by the end of the day, Thursday, 3 August 2023.
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 a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.
About the Financial Times
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