Why join MoneySavingExpert.com?
MoneySavingExpert.com is the UK’s biggest consumer website. It provides millions of users with free, independent, editorially led information about all things money. The goal for everyone working at MSE is simple – we’re dedicated to cutting consumer bills and fighting hard for financial justice for everyone. We get about 15 million MoneySavers to our website every month. Our weekly email is full of exclusive deals, tricks and MoneySaving guides, all aimed at helping people make the most of their cash. The MSE Forum is a lively and supportive community, with more than 1.5 million users taking part in three million discussions, ranging from making the most of your credit card to good old-fashioned thrifty budgeting. In addition, our Cheap Energy Club takes the hard work out of switching energy and saving on energy bills while the newly launched Credit Club is a great way of managing an array of financial decisions.
But what really makes MSE stand out from the crowd is the Editorial Code, which lies at the heart of everything we do. Regardless of role, at MSE it’s everybody’s job to champion the consumer – and that makes us a truly unique, exciting and rewarding place to work. If you’re inspired by what we do or see yourself as a passionate consumer champion, and have the grit and enthusiasm along with the skills we seek, a career at MSE might just be the right career step you’re looking for.
Why join the MoneySavingExpert.com News team?
The News team provides MoneySavingExpert.com’s breaking news coverage and spearheads the site’s in-depth investigations into everything from flight delays to credit card fraud.
The Senior News Reporter should be an experienced news journalist, with a proven track record breaking big stories, an interest in and understanding of personal finance and consumer issues, a flair and passion for writing and meticulous research skills. They will support MSE’s News Editor in driving the site’s news agenda, and will be required to edit and sign off some news stories, as well as writing their own on-diary and exclusive news stories.
The Senior News Reporter will be required to work weekday early and late shifts on a rota basis with the News Reporter – early shifts are 7am to 3pm, late shifts 9.30am to 5.30pm.
What will I be doing?
- Writing and researching news stories.
- Editing and publishing some news stories written by other members of the editorial team.
- Supporting MSE’s News Editor to drive the site’s news agenda.
- Liaising with other members of the Editorial team for analysis and quotes to include in stories.
- Working with the Campaigns team to ensure exclusive MSE stories are picked up nationally.
- Contributing to the weekly email.
- Maintaining key contacts in the industry so MSE is first for breaking news.
- Responsible for writing news stories to tight deadlines and high standards.
- Fully accountable for the accuracy of all information published in news stories.
- Constantly monitoring social media and the MSE Forum for news story ideas.
What skills and experience do I need?
- Proven track record breaking big stories.
- A flair for writing and the ability to bring to life often-complex subjects.
- Organised and efficient.
- Meticulous attention to detail.
- Effective time management/prioritisation skills and ability to work to tight deadlines.
- Understanding of how to use social media for news reporting.
Nice to have:
- Editing experience.
- Basic HTML experience.
- Knowledge of and experience of reporting on personal finance and consumer stories.
- NCTJ or other accredited journalism qualification.