Freelance finance writer / journalist opportunity:

Create a features series

Contract Type: Freelance assignment paying £2,000, plus relevant pre-agreed food & travel costs. 

Location: Remote, although you may need to travel to conduct interviews as part of the project.  

About Us: Economy (www.ecnmy.org) is a charity whose mission is to support people – particularly those furthest from power - to shape the economy to achieve what matters to them. 

About the Role: Accounts are supposed to give a true and fair representation of an organisation or individual’s financial position. When they aren’t prepared properly and audits fail to provide the proper checks and balances, lots of people are affected. We’re running a project which aims to increase public awareness and understanding of auditing, the auditing industry, and the calls for reform currently facing the sector. We need an experienced freelance writer or journalist to identify case studies and create a features series of accessible and engaging content around topics such as the collapse of Carillon and how it links to people’s everyday lives e.g. a feature on a small business who lost contracts or breaking down how people’s livelihoods were affected by job losses.

Key Skills:

  • High quality, engaging and accessible writing style
  • Comfortable communicating technical subjects in an engaging and accessible way to non-specialist audiences
  • Experience investigating and writing about the impact of policies on individuals and communities
  • An interest in challenging exploitative and extractive practices when finding and working with sources for stories

 

You do not need to have any specific educational qualification or any specific expertise in finance or economics, although a working knowledge of both is desirable. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from people from communities underrepresented in economics and journalism, including women and non-binary people, people of colour, disabled people, people from working class backgrounds and people based outside of London. 

To Apply: Please email us at careers@ecnmy.org with a short project pitch explaining your experience and how you would approach the project (no longer than one side of A4) and two samples of your previous work. 

Application Deadline: 7th September 2021. 

Next Steps: Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Economy’s editorial staff for a 10-15 minute call to discuss how they would approach the work by September 14th 2021. 

Freelance Finance Writer - Job Pack


Accessibility and extra support:
You might have accessibility needs or other reasons why you need additional support to complete this project. We will aim to provide any additional support and/or make reasonable adjustments to the process. You can contact us by email (careers@ecnmy.org) if you want to discuss adjustments for applying to or undertaking this project.

 

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Our news and entertainment platform (ecnmy.org) is modelling a new way to report on economic news. We work with community contributors from across the UK to co-produce fresh stories about the economy and our experiences of it - shaking up who has a public voice on the economy.

As we grow our platform we are looking to commission and work with freelance journalists and video producers who have one or more of the following experiences, skills and interests:

  1. Experience communicating technical subjects in an engaging and accessible way to non-specialist audiences
  2. Experience investigating and writing about the impact of policies on individuals and community
  3. An interest in challenging exploitative and extractive practices when finding and working with sources for stories
  4. Experience of co-producing content and stories with marginalised communities
  5. High quality, supportive and accessible writing / content production style

 

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