This is a brilliant opportunity to join an innovative and growing organisation working on “Follow the Money” projects with emerging investigative centres, global media and committed activists around the world. 

We require a senior tax journalist who can provide us with additional capacity in investigative reporting and editing – and who has a track record breaking significant tax-oriented and financial stories.

Responsibilities

  • Delivering innovative tax stories with talented Finance Uncovered network members. 
  • But also to deliver other illicit finance stories and to provide help and guidance to all other team members.
  • Further develop the tax section of our financial training. 
  • Helping to guide the investigations of our team alongside Finance Uncovered’s senior staff so adding much needed editing capacity to our organisation. 
  • Working with priority investigative centres and mentoring Finance Uncovered network members on stories where required.
  • Helping to ensure our helpdesk inquiries are promptly and efficiently dealt with.

Attributes

  • Proven track record reporting on major tax-oriented and financial stories.
  • English speaking. 
  • The ability to write and speak in another language to a high standard would be desirable but not essential. 
  • Journalism production or multimedia skills would be desirable but not essential.

Terms and Related Matters

  • This role will be full-time or a minimum of four days a week, subject to the right candidate and budget constraints. Pay will be set at a competitive rate, depending on experience.
  • We would prefer this role to be based at our London office on the edge of the Square Mile. 

To apply

Please email us your CV and a brief covering letter which includes a concise summary of no more than your five best tax, financial and investigative stories by Thursday 26 March at 09h00 GMT to nick@financeuncovered.org. We envisage interviews taking place in the week of Tuesday 14 April.

About Finance Uncovered

We seek to improve the quantity and quality of investigative stories that are rooted in illicit finance or exploitation – by training and then supporting journalists and activists, particularly in the developing and emerging world. 

Our six-person organisation is based in Bethnal Green, close to Shoreditch and the City of London.

Last year we trained over 300 journalists and activists from all over the world and helped generate 30 stories. We work with independent investigative centres and organisations such as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting project as well as mainstream media including the BBC, The Guardian and The Times.

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Posted by Nick Mathiason

Nick Mathiason has been a business and finance journalist for close to 30 years and has broken a sizeable number of impactful stories that have had international prominence. Subjects investigated include developing countries access to medicine, vulture funds, labour issues and the growth of private equity. One of the first UK journalists to report on industrial scale tax avoidance, in 2012 Nick founded and today co-directs Finance Uncovered. Formerly a business correspondent at The Observer, The Guardian, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Big Issue magazine for the homeless, Nick has been shortlisted for major international journalism prizes on numerous occasions. PGP Public Key Fingerprint: 57DE8CD5