Senior Editor – Professional Services, Longitude – Financial Times (London)

About Us

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.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. 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. We’ll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.

About FT Longitude

FT Longitude is a thought leadership specialist that is fully owned by the Financial Times Group. Our product offering spans three areas: Strategy, a set of services that helps clients to plan and execute effective and differentiated thought leadership campaigns; Research, which encompasses surveys, interview programmes, data modelling and desk research; and Content, which covers multi-format thought leadership campaigns, spanning reports, articles, opinion pieces, visual and interactive
content. We work hard to build and maintain a strong, engaging culture that motivates and inspires our team to do great work, learn new things and develop their careers.

Our values

  • Put quality at the heart of everything we do
  • Meet our clients’ objectives every time
  • Collaborate and support each other to achieve better outcomes
  • Be transparent and open with each other
  • Embrace and drive positive change
  • Think commercially at all times
  • Be proactive and creative

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will lead thought leadership programmes for some of the world’s most influential companies. In doing so, you will find compelling new things to say about a wide range of subject areas, including digital transformation and innovation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and strategy, talent and diversity, and emerging technology.

A significant advantage for this role would be experience writing for a B2B audience and having a good understanding of professional services. You will be able to quickly get to grips with complex subject matter and elucidate it for a non-specialist audience.

You will be responsible for leading research projects, interviewing opinion-formers, extracting stories from data, and working closely with senior stakeholders to help shape their thinking. You will work on a wide range of content, including research reports, podcasts, opinion pieces, narrative and messaging decks, and related digital and interactive content.

The successful candidate needs to be conscientious, reliable, and supportive of others in the team.

Essential skills

  • Clear, concise and engaging writing
  • Editing long- and short-form content
  • Survey writing and hypotheses development
  • Data analysis and desktop research
  • Interviewing skills (both for qualitative research and podcasts)
  • Content planning and strategy
  • Creativity, brainstorming and story development
  • Client liaison and project management
  • Presenting, workshop-facilitation and influencing
  • Team-working

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

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.

Further Information

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 also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. 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, and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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