The Role / Position Overview

FundFire, an FT Specialist publication, is seeking a reporter or senior reporter to cover hedge funds for its FundFire Alternatives weekly.

This is a dynamic market segment that includes some of the biggest names in finance.

Alternatives are an increasingly important asset class, as investors look for ways to hedge against potential market swings, beat inflation and deliver returns in all market environments. Often, these investments underpin the ability pensions, insurance companies, universities and endowments to deliver on their objectives.

We need a reporter with a proven track record of breaking down barriers and developing sources in an opaque industry to find news that would otherwise go unreported. The ideal candidate for this job will also be able to find scoops and produce in-depth, analytical pieces using public records, data and whatever other information they may find.

FundFire’s 100,000-strong readership includes top executives from the U.S. institutional and high-net-worth investment management industry, including the investment managers that manage and market institutional investment products, the investment offices of wealth managers, investment consultants, defined benefit pension funds, university endowments, nonprofits and foundations, as well as financial advisors.

Prior experience covering finance is not required for this job.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established, stable, profitable, respected publication and help expand its reach into new markets.

Qualifications/Attributes

  • Four-to-five years’ experience working as a journalist, preferably on a daily deadline. We are open to all levels of experience above that point.
  • A track record of working successfully as part of a team
  • Strong ability to generate and pitch ideas
  • A self-motivated, detail-oriented, inquisitive individual who works constantly to improve their skills

To Apply

  • Please include a resume, cover letter explaining why you are the right fit for this position and provide links to three clips. Clips can include articles, graphics, sound files of webcasts, or anything else which showcases your work. 

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), health coverage (medical, dental & vision insurance), 401k and company match, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT are 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.

A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $71,000-$95,000, depending on whether the candidate has the qualifications to join at a reporter or senior reporter level. To ensure pay fairness, the successful candidate will be offered a salary within the estimated salary range based on a number of considerations including but not limited to: skill set; experience and training; certifications; and other business and organisational needs. The disclosed range estimate is for our NYC office and has not been adjusted for other locations. This position is represented by the Writers Guild of America East.

 

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