Posted On: February 3, 2014
Media Organization: Financial Technologies Forum, LLC and FTF News
FTF’s Offerings: Financial Technologies Forum (FTF) is a leading provider of executive-level events and training focused on trends and initiatives in post-trade securities processing, operations, workflows and related IT infrastructures. FTF’s global client base consists of senior level securities professionals from more than 30 countries.
About the FTF News: The online newsletter, FTF News, provides original editorial content, spot news, in-depth analysis, industry research and opinion pieces to a global interactive community of operations, IT, compliance, regulatory and related business professionals. The news content enhances FTF’s offering of events and training with timely coverage that reflects focused insight upon clearing and settlement, corporate actions processing, risk management, performance measurement, reconciliation and exception management, regulation and compliance, derivatives operations, hedge fund operations and enterprise operations.
The financial technology reporter’s main responsibilities include writing online spot news, industry conference coverage, and interviewing and developing industry sources for ongoing coverage of key operational, regulatory, post-trade and IT issues. Sources include: operations and IT managers at banks, hedge funds, asset managers, and other financial services firms; executives and managers at IT vendors, service providers, consultancies and specialist providers; and analysts at market research firms focused on the financial services industry.
There will also be opportunities to contribute to the quarterly digital magazine. The news editor will provide sources for news coverage and projects but the financial technology reporter must create news contacts. The ideal candidate will have the capabilities to find and write breaking news and spot news quickly. The candidate will report to the news editor and publisher.
Attributes: Candidates should have strong communication, writing, interviewing and research skills. They will have to be unrelenting when chasing down major stories and in cultivating key industry sources. Previous experience in covering IT management issues or in covering securities trading issues is a major plus.
Please send a cover letter, resume and three clips (PDF or Word formats) to: Eugene Grygo, News Editor for FTF News, firstname.lastname@example.org and copy Maureen Lowe, President and Editor-in-Chief, email@example.com