TO PRODUCE world-class journalism, the Financial Times needs reporters who are committed, curious and who enjoy the thrill of nailing a good story. We look for self-starters who have a keen interest in business and global affairs, and an international mindset. Could this be you?
Our Paul McClean Graduate Trainee Programme for entry-level journalists is open for applications until 17th January 2021. In the Spring, we will open applications for our Maisie Hylton Fellowship, established specifically for aspiring BAME production journalists.
The Financial Times appointed Roula Khalaf as editor in January 2020, and one of her main aims is to diversify further the newsroom. “Hiring more black and minority ethnic journalists is a key priority for me next year and in the years beyond. This forms a crucial part of our commitment to provide world-class journalism,” she wrote in a recent message to staff.
Driving a culture of inclusion and belonging is at the heart of our diversity and inclusion strategy. At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work
Priscilla Baffour, the FT’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, says, “We want to remain both distinctive and relevant to our audiences in the long term, so we must build the diversity of our workforce to better reflect our readership and the markets and regions in which we operate, now and in the future.’
FT employee networks play an integral role in connecting individuals and providing a sense of community and culture across all our offices and regions. We have seven employee-run networks, including Proud FT, FT Embrace, FT Women, FT Families, FT Sustainability, FT Mental Health and FT Access.
Sharold Palmer, co-chair of FT Embrace, the FT’s BAME network, says “The network is of great importance to me personally, as I view it as an opportunity for employees to positively connect, support and grow our understanding of all ethnicities in a safe and open forum.”
Journalism has never been as important as it is now. From politics to science, culture to the economy, readers are searching for trustworthy coverage. The Financial Times prides itself on gold standard journalism as one of the world’s leading and most respected news organisations.
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