Reporter/Editor, Central Banking Hub – Financial Times (London)

The Financial Times is seeking a reporter/editor for its new central banking hub. Designed for professionals, the hub will offer users high quality information and commentary on monetary policy so that they are better able to do their jobs. It will build scenarios for the likely interest rate decisions in the US, Eurozone, UK and Japan.

The role will combine editing commentary and news stories for the hub based around data, speeches, financial market trends relating to monetary policy and central banking. It will also involve reporting on the leading central banks, their officials and their views. With an international focus initially centred around these four key economies, this start up venture within the FT will be an exciting and dynamic opportunity.

It will involve a specialised focus on central banks and their officials. There will also be an expectation that the successful candidate will contribute to the thinking and editorial direction of the hub.


Key responsibilities

You will have high quality copy editing and reporting skills, preferably an analytical background and be comfortable working in a fast-paced role in a core part of FT output.

We are looking for someone with sufficient editing skills and a desire to contribute to a specialised FT monetary policy product.

If you are someone who is fascinated by economics and monetary policy, then this is the job for you.


What we are looking for

Your application should include a portfolio of work that demonstrates:

  • Experience in editing news and commentary
  • Experience in economics or financial reporting
  • Numeracy and the ability to think statistically
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in global economics and monetary policy
  • Passionate about continuously learning in order to keep your skills at the forefront of current practice

Your previous work does not have to be in journalism or economics although having either or both would be an advantage.


Desirable Skills

We don’t expect you to have all of these skills, but the ability to demonstrate experience of one or more of the following would be beneficial:

  • An existing body of journalistic work in economics or monetary policy
  • Professional expertise in monetary policy analysis
  • An academic economics background


Please submit your application by COB Monday 18th March 2024



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About the Financial Times

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