Sifted is looking for a senior reporter to join our team of journalists covering the world of European startups and tech.
This particular role is a wildcard: tell us what you think we should be covering (or covering in more depth) that you’d love to pick up.
No matter what that beat is, you’ll need to be a creative, collaborative and versatile journalist who is full of ideas, has an eye for a good story and writes delightful prose.
The successful candidate will be more than “just” another reporter in a newsroom: you will play a big role in developing a modern media company and your perspective on what we create across the business will be highly valued. You’ll also get to work closely and collaboratively with a friendly team of journalists with experience at outlets like the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, Dagens Industri, the BBC and Courier Magazine.
We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this position.
Sifted is an award-winning new media platform, backed by the Financial Times, reporting on the world of technology and startups in Europe. Four years after launching, our high-quality journalism is a must-read for many founders, investors and people working in startups across the continent.
We’re friendly, hard-working and passionate about what we do. We have a flat structure, collaborate across disciplines and everyone has an impact across many areas of the business. We value feedback, honesty and clear communication.
What will you be doing?
You'll be writing quick turnaround news stories and longer analytical pieces, hunting down scoops and delving into company accounts. You’ll star in our weekly podcast, and moderate online and in-person panel discussions hosted by Sifted.
Applicants for this role can be based in any tech hub in Europe. The Sifted HQ is in London but half of our reporters are based in continental Europe.
We assess CVs on a rolling basis — you will always hear from us regardless.
We’re looking for someone who has at least three years’ experience in journalism. We want someone with strong English, original (and plentiful) ideas and the ability to write clean and characterful copy.
Ideally, you will be comfortable writing in a variety of formats, from news to features to data stories, hosting virtual and in-person events, and excited to work in an environment where things move fast and often change.
You must answer the questions at the bottom of the application form and send a cover letter — please note we will not accept applications without this.
- Salary of £40-60k, dependent on experience
- Options equal to 10% of your salary
- Shiny technical equipment — we’re a Mac shop generally, but are open to whatever suits your needs
- £1,000 annual learning budget to spend on personal development
- 25 days of annual leave plus local public holidays and 3 bonus days off over Christmas
- Regular team socials, both in-person (when possible) and online
- Free access to a comprehensive mental healthcare solution