Last Word is seeking an enthusiastic news reporter to provide up-to-the-minute news on cross-border insurance, investment, banking and pension products targeted at the financial community serving high net worth clients.
The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing, breaking and writing news stories online for International Adviser (IA), our market-leading news website and digital magazine ( www.internatioal-adviser.com ).
Based in Last Word Media’s London office, the role will be part of an editorial team that is be responsible for sourcing, breaking and writing news stories, and building contacts within the industry.
The role also involves analysis and feature writing, plus a varied range of other content work in the multi-media space, as well as the opportunity to play a role at our events held around the UK and internationally.
The job would suit someone who is looking to build experience in reporting on the financial world within a globally-focused organisation.
Responsibilities will include:
Sourcing, researching and writing self-generated news stories relevant to our readers
Building up industry contacts across fund groups, international life companies and IFAs
Covering externally-hosted conferences and press briefings
Attending and covering International Adviser events in the UK and overseas
Interviewing high-profile industry figures, on- and off-camera
The ability to use specific databases as a research tool for self-generate stories and generating ideas
Gaining and/or improving industry knowledge
Creating the twice-daily News Bulletins on our bespoke content management system
Supporting and working alongside editorial, sales and marketing teams
Be articulate and have strong writing skills
The ability to turn research and information gathered into compelling news stories
Excellent relationship-building skills, both internally within Last Word and externally
Outstanding analytical skills
Excellent communication skills and good self-PR
The ability to demonstrate initiative
Be confident and personable
The desire to develop a strong understanding of our industry
A strong understanding of the way in which an online editorial team works
What we offer you:
• Excellent career prospects at a fast growing, highly regarded financial media company • Structured on and off the job training with a bespoke development and study package tailored to your needs • Pension contribution up to 5% • 25 days holiday per annum • Access to season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers
• Salary negotiable, depending on experience
The successful applicant will be joining a highly experienced editorial team in which autonomy is expected and flexibility is given. The full remuneration package includes a highly competitive salary, the rate of which will depend on the experience and skills of the applicant.
Please send your CV and a covering letter to Richard Hubbard, Group Editor at Last Word at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background on Last Word
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider behind four key brands for discretionary portfolio managers, private bankers and independent financial advisers.
Since our launch in 2005, Last Word has been the final say for first to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. Our invaluable insight, intelligent and inspirational content is delivered to our sophisticated markets across multi-channel platforms - print, digital, research, data and events.
Our unrivalled brand reputation and bespoke content offerings are the first choice for wealth managers, financial advisers, fund selectors, discretionary managers, distributors and intermediaries across the globe, helping them forge the right connections, and make better informed business decisions with confidence
Our headquarters are in London, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.
International Adviser (IA) is a market-leading magazine and news analysis website as well as a strong provider of high quality events in the UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Asia.
It is the leading brand serving the global intermediary market that uses cross-border insurance, investment, banking and pension products on behalf of their high-net worth clients.
International Adviser was launched in 2006 as a monthly magazine aimed at financial advisers, wealth managers, discretionary fund managers and other managers of high-net worth wealth based in the UK and Channel Islands, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Asia.