Deputy Features Editor, FTAdviser (12 month maternity cover)

Financial Times London 2 months ago

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The Role / Position Overview

FTAdviser, the specialist publication for the financial advice industry, is looking for a Deputy Features Editor who understands what financial advisers want from digital media, how to attract them to content and maintain their interest. The role encompasses the division's leading Continuing Professional Development (CPD) offering for advisers, and the successful candidate will help shape FTAdviser’s features output to meet the needs of a rapidly changing industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeping abreast of industry trends to generate original ideas for unique and relevant features content across FTAdviser

  • Working with the features editor and special projects editor to plan and co-ordinate the production of features, including guides, videos and podcasts, live blogs, special reports and CPD articles

  • Oversee the presentation of features material on, including the use of data visualisation tools to help enhance our journalism

  • Writing and editing pieces on the big issues in the financial advice market, ranging from standalone interviews with key players to analyses of major companies, trends and segments of the market

  • Monitoring technological changes in the advice industry, and how these affect advisers’ way of working and day-to-day practices.

Required Skills / Experience

  • Knowledge about retail finance and educational requirements for financial advisers.

  • Previous experience across print, online and events, including digital editing skills.

  • Diary management and attention to detail.

  • Media law qualification and shorthand (not essential).

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.

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, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.