Editorial Researcher

Posted On: April 17, 2014

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Money-Media, a Financial Times Company

Company Description

Money-Media’s offices are located in downtown Manhattan. As a Financial Times publication, we offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, as well as a positive and team-oriented environment. Check us out at www.money-media.com.
Pearson, the parent company of the Financial Times, is committed to equality of opportunity. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our company -- and we welcome all members of the community we serve to apply for openings with us.

Job Description

GatekeeperIQ, an online publication from Financial Times subsidiary Money-Media, seeks a full-time researcher.

The product provides news, and data about the people and processes that drive decision-making at broker-dealers and other large retail distributors. Our target audience includes executives at asset management firms who seek to stay abreast of how financial advisors use investment products, and learn about new opportunities for growth.

Researchers work closely with the rest of the editorial team to produce and maintain profiles packed with information about these companies and are responsible for several updates each week.

The job includes heavy reliance on regulatory filings and other publicly available materials, but also requires strong interpersonal skills. Researchers must build a good rapport with executives and other representatives at the companies we cover through telephone interviews and by attending industry events.

In developing their beats, researchers also have the opportunity to break news on changes in people and products. The role requires researchers to follow an established process to collect and verify data, but the team environment encourages collaboration and encourages new ideas and approaches to presenting information our readers seek.

Successful candidates will gain experience working in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment. As a part of niche product within a larger company, the position provides the benefits of potential growth combined with the stability of a flourishing parent.

You will learn about the investment management industry and gain insight into the decision-making of senior executives responsible for billions of dollars. You will also gain valuable interviewing skills and learn how to process, organize and deliver data effectively. The role would suit someone interested in a career in research or reporting.

Essential Requirements

An excellent professional telephone manner. Experience interviewing senior-level executives is a plus.

Superb organizational and time management skills. Researchers must schedule calls, input data and meet deadlines. Candidates must be analytical, and able to quickly zero in on relevant content whether collecting information by phone or sifting through lengthy annual reports. Must be calm under pressure and resilient.

Limited travel outside of New York City may be required for industry events.

Most of what you need to know is learned on the job, but some knowledge of technical terms and basics of how investments work would be an advantage.

Demonstrated writing and communication skills.

Good level of computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are a must.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.

To Apply

Tell us why you think you'd be a good fit by sending a cover letter and resume to hr@money-media.com. Please put GatekeeperIQ Researcher in the subject line of the e-mail.