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The Role

The Financial Times is looking for an office manager and research assistant for its Rome bureau to support its’ coverage of Italy. This is a multi-faceted role: it combines the administrative responsibilities needed to keep the bureau running smoothly with research, fact-checking, reporting and other assistance in producing news and features about Italy. There are likely to be opportunities for domestic travel.


About Us

Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. Our global, award-winning editorial team represents the gold standard in journalism, seeking depth, originality and balance that differentiates us from the pack and engages our subscribers.


 Key responsibilities

  • Ensure smooth functioning of the bureau. This requires administrative tasks such as maintaining office accounts, paying bills, communicating with service providers and official agencies, and liaising with the managing editor’s offices on costs, expenses and any issues pertaining to operations of the office.
  • Assist correspondents with news-gathering. This includes monitoring news on TV and newspapers; research and fact-checking; identification of potential interviewees and initial outreach, interviewing, assisting with travel planning and logistics, and potentially accompanying the correspondent on reporting trips.
  • The successful candidate is likely to have other opportunities to assist in story-writing, such as conducting interviews, contributing to the FT live blog, and filling in for the correspondent during absences.


Who are we looking for?

This role would suit an energetic, detail-oriented problem-solver with a keen interest in news and current affairs, coupled with either some proven work experience or training in journalism. Fluency or excellent knowledge of both Italian and English are required as is the right to live and work in the EU.

Please submit your application by Friday 8th April 2022


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We’ll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.


Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.