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The Investors’ Chronicle is looking for an economics writer.

Role overview

As the IC’s economics writer, you will be responsible for describing and explaining economic developments to our audience of investors, why they matter and how they impact different sectors and asset classes. You will cover and report on macroeconomics, behavioural finance and all aspects of economics (including but not limited to central bank and monetary policy) that are relevant to private investors across a wide range of asset classes – mostly equities but also commodities, currencies and bonds. You will be expected to keep up with new academic research and to report on past and present papers that are pertinent to our audience, and ensure that our economics content is timely, engaging, useful, high quality and cements our position as an indispensable source of information for investors. You will be required to contribute to our Portfolio Clinic from time to time, and also to our podcasts and investor events.

You will work closely with different editors including the news, engagement and features editors.

 

What is required (essential)

A strong background in economics (minimum degree level). Knowledge of macroeconomics, financial economics, investing and stock markets. 

An interest in reading the latest academic research and conveying it in a way that helps readers manage their portfolios more effectively.

An ability to help interpret and explain how economic events affect markets in a way that allows investors to make better informed decisions.

An ability to use statistics and create charts that help to bring stories to life

You should be comfortable with expressing an opinion, and interested in developing relationships with experts across the industry as a source of ideas and quotes

 

Desired skills

An ability to work to deadlines and a willingness to be flexible enough to fit into a digital-first publishing environment. 

Experience of podcast and video

The willingness to work as part of a team and to mentor/advise less experienced colleagues

 

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