Money Writer/Reporter - open to flexibility

4 days left

Location
London
Salary
£competitive
Posted
19 Nov 2018
Closes
19 Dec 2018
Ref
REQ-636
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking for a talented, hungry and experienced journalist to join our Money team to deliver regular news stories and content for the weekly email, as well as writing and updating a wide range of guides.

Reporting to the Money Editor and in charge of our content across the Mortgages & Homes and Reclaim subject areas, you'll be covering everything from the latest mortgage trends and top tips for renters through to PPI reclaiming. You'll make sure content is understandable and in line with MSE's house style, as well as structured in an engaging and easy to navigate way.

You will be involved in the planning side of things and will be expected to keep on top of the latest news in your subject areas. You'll also utilise data to ensure we have regular and timely content. 

As well as being a top-notch journalist who can explain complicated subjects in an easy-to-read manner, you'll have an analytical mind and meticulous attention to detail to ensure every word you publish is absolutely spot-on, so our 15 million unique users a month always get accurate and timely information.

What will you be doing?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Keeping on top of trends in the personal finance sphere and spotting opportunities for news stories and investigations. You will be an expert in your subject areas of Mortgages & Homes and Reclaim.
  • Updating guides and writing new content for the weekly email.
  • Checking accuracy of product details in MoneySavingExpert guides, tools and the weekly email, ensuring 100% accuracy and reliability.
  • Involvement in strategic planning of content.
  • Contributing to MSE's social media channels

What skills and experience do you need? Ideally, you'll have worked for a consumer-facing publication/website or newspaper before and will have a good knowledge and understanding of the mortgage market in particular.

Essential:

  • Knowledge of personal finance and consumer issues.
  • A flair for writing and the ability to bring life to often-complex subjects.
  • A proven track record working as a journalist.
  • A passion for being first with stories and bagging exclusives.
  • To be a stickler for accuracy.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Strong time management/prioritisation skills.

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience working for a personal finance publication or website.
  • Familiarity with search engine optimisation (SEO).

For further details and to make an application please click the "apply" button below  

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