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Journalist – Risk.net

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Journalist – Risk.net

Infopro Digital group are recruiting for a Staff Writer on a permanent basis to join our Markets desk, Risk.net brand out of our London offices.

Reports to: Editor, Markets desk

The staff writer will help drive the desk’s coverage of global markets, across all major asset classes and instruments. The reporting will compose of a mix of regular news stories, deeply reported features, profiles and data-led articles. It is a hybrid role, allowing for working from home and out of our Houndsditch office.

The role requires at least two years’ financial reporting experience, preferably within capital markets, but not exclusively. The successful applicant must be a good contact builder and be able to generate their own story ideas.

Traditionally an OTC derivatives publication, Risk’s coverage has evolved along with those markets – encompassing flow trading, as well as structured and exotic products. For flow, stories may focus on market structure, electronic and automated trading, as well as the cash and listed products that are traded alongside standardised OTC derivatives.

In the structured and exotic space, coverage tends to focus more heavily on products, pricing, valuation and risk management. In all cases, Risk’s coverage stands out by virtue of its depth. We may not always be first, but we will always offer more insight and analysis.

We have a collegiate atmosphere and plenty of guidance and detail will be provided on the topics covered.

Our readers represent the full cross-section of the market, and our reporting reflects that – we speak to banks and non-bank liquidity providers, investors and corporates, regulators and supervisors, trading venues and clearing houses, lawyers and consultants, and software vendors. This is a great strength, enabling us to piece together complex stories that have multiple stakeholders. It also means we have to be sensitive to a story’s nuances: there may not always be a clear winner, or a clear loser.

As markets have become more transparent, our Markets stories increasingly make use of public datasets – and we expect this kind of reporting to become increasingly important.

Key responsibilities:

– Generate a regular flow of news and feature stories. This includes a mix of exclusive news pieces, conference stories data-led articles.

– Research and write 2,000-3,000 word feature articles, which require several interviews with various market participants and observers.

– Build reliable contacts across a variety of market segments, and use them to generate story ideas or develop existing ones.

Requirements

Proven experience in journalism or financial related field

Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

Excellent research and interviewing abilities

Knowledge of AP Style or other editorial guidelines

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Experience with digital publishing platforms is a plus

Degree in journalism, communications, or related field is preferred

Passion for staying up-to-date with industry trends and current events

Benefits

You will work with a team of committed, talented and passionate journalists, and editors in an inclusive and collegiate environment where success is recognised. You will be supported by an experienced management team and have access to internal and external training courses for career development.  

We have plenty of options for your working preferences.

– A fantastic holiday allowance that increases as you spend longer with the company

– Take your birthday off…on us

– Access to a 24/7/365 Employee Assistance Programme offering support and guidance around all areas of wellbeing and mental health, including face-to-face counselling.

– Access to our extensive learning programmes, through our dedicated platform, Generation Infopro

– Paid volunteer days throughout the year where you can contribute your skills and expertise to make a meaningful difference to the lives of others

Our global employee benefits include:

– 25 days annual leave (rising up to 30 days)

– Group personal pension plan

– Life assurance

– Interest free season ticket loan (STL)

– Childcare vouchers

– Private medical insurance

– Employee assistance programme

– Bonusly employee recognition

– Employee discount scheme

– Eye-care Vouchers

– Discounted gym membership

– Agile/remote working

– Additional life assurance

– Bike to work

– Buying holiday

– Dental insurance

– Give as you earn

– Add partner to gym membership

– Health cash plan

– Personal accident insurance

The company

We know great people make great companies. Infopro Digital is defined by people and passion, and powered by knowledge and innovation. Everything we do is centred on trust, integrity and respect. Our collaborative approach drives creativity across our markets; and our focus on giving teams ownership allows us to build an entrepreneurial culture where our people and brands can thrive and grow.

We run a Foundation which supports a number of charities. Staff can volunteer to contribute their skills and expertise to make a meaningful difference to the lives of others.

Learn more about us

Infopro Digital is a B2B group specialising in information and technology. With a presence in 18 countries, the group has 4,000 employees of 55 nationalities.

Infopro Digital connects professional communities.

Our brands are leaders in the five key economic sectors: construction and public sector, automotive, industry, risk & insurance, and retail.

With our solutions, decision makers make informed decisions and companies develop their business and performance in a sustainable way.

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