|Date Posted||September 16, 2022|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
The opportunity: A full-time junior financial correspondent to help Econostream Media cover monetary policy in the Eurozone. Although the average person may have only the vaguest idea – if any – of what monetary policy is, it is of critical importance to the ups and downs of the macroeconomy. The central bankers responsible for charting the course of monetary policy are thus some of today’s most influential decision-makers, and financial markets hang on their every word. With global inflation rampant and the European Central Bank in the midst of its first so-called tightening cycle in more than a decade - despite lingering fears about the ability of heavily indebted countries on the area’s periphery to withstand higher borrowing costs - now is the most exciting moment conceivable to be reporting on monetary policy in the region.
You will cultivate relevant high-level contacts at assigned central banks, regularly speaking with these officials on the record and on background; cover occasional spot news events remotely or in person; produce frequent written contributions to our newswire; and potentially discuss your views during calls with our clients.
Where: The successful candidate will be located within the euro area and in or near a major capital (or Frankfurt). The work will be remotely based, with some travel in the region.
Who are Econostream Media? We are a fast-growing news agency dedicated to coverage of central banks, debt issuers and the macroeconomy. We are rapidly gaining a reputation for differentiated and impactful coverage whilst maintaining a strong ethos of objective, credible and hype-free reporting.
Our mission is to provide insight and understanding of monetary policy and its future path by breaking news on changes in policy and views of key central bank officials. We want to be recognised globally as the premier provider of the highest quality news in our field. We stay laser-focussed on this mission, producing only relevant, insightful coverage underpinned by on-the-record and background conversations with policymakers.
We currently focus on the European Central Bank and the national central banks of the euro area, but plan to expand globally. We are looking to build a small team of senior, best-in-class reporters unconstrained by the bureaucracy and micro-management of larger organisation and able to do what they do best: producing world-class coverage and insights. You can see our recent reporting at https://www.econostream-media.com/news.
Why work for Econostream Media?
- Highly competitive compensation package including salary and bonuses
- Join a rapidly expanding organisation and play a key role in influencing our direction and success
- Focus on big stories, exclusives and fostering relationships
- Fully remote position
- Opportunity to progress rapidly and build a career – long term potential to earn partner status
What we need from you:
- A demonstrated knowledge of journalistic fundamentals
- Interest in and some knowledge of macroeconomic issues; prior experience with monetary policy would be highly advantageous
- The desire and ability to cultivate a network of high-ranking officials
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Strong knowledge of at least one other euro area language
- Great teamwork and communication skills
- Self-driven and motivated
We are an equal opportunity employer - we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and are committed building a diverse team. We believe this will make our team stronger. If you share our values and can bring the skills and passion we need, then you will find a great home with us.
How to apply: If the above sounds like you, then we look forward to receiving your CV, along with a brief cover letter, at email@example.com.