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Future of Finance Reporter

Date opened: February 23, 2017

Title: Future of Finance Reporter

Location: London

Salary: £50,000 – £75,000 + benefits

Application deadline: March 24,, 2017


Quartz seeks a reporter to cover the future of finance globally, spanning a broad range of finance and technology topics. You would be part of the growing Quartz team, and help shape our efforts to take bracingly creative approaches to covering business and finance news. This position would focus on the forces being brought to bear on global finance right now—regulation, technology, globalization, and international capital flows.

We are looking for journalists with professional reporting experience, facility with data, an entrepreneurial approach to their work, and the ability to convey curiosity and humor in their writing. The central challenge of this job: Developing fresh ways to dig up news and data and quickly translate them into provocative articles that deliver real insights to our readers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental underpinnings of the banking and finance industries, and how that drives their evolution and growth. They must also understand and be able to write clearly about the ways in which things such as cryptocurrencies, social-lending startups, and new stock exchanges are challenging the incumbents.

We’re looking for someone who has the confidence to take the long view and answer macro questions—like whether bitcoin’s original premise has been compromised—and also write with obsession about the day-to-day news and narratives on the beat, things such as the bitcoin hacks, the Lending Club scandal, the state of the hedge-fund industry, and the evolving culture of investment banks.

The successful candidate will be expected to represent Quartz to outside media, and serve as a moderator or panelist at conferences and industry events, as required,

Specifically, this reporter must have:

  • Previous experience covering cryptocurrencies, payments, consumer banking, debt trends, trading and exchanges, regulation, high-frequency trading, cyber security
  • Proven ability to connect the dots across finance and technology to analyze where things are headed.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data, and presenting it in charts.
  • Proven capacity to write short posts, and longer, in-depth enterprise to a high standard.
  • A track record generating scoops.
  • Strong source list on both Wall Street and London’s financial sector.
  • Although not essential, experience reporting on foreign exchange markets, Treasury and corporate bonds and corporate M&A a strong plus.

In addition, we are looking for a candidate with:

  • A Masters degree or equivalent in journalism
  • Significant reporting experience
  • Experience working in more than one country
  • Experience moderating panels, and appearing on television and radio
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