Job on offer: Senior financial writer

Moneyweb – a top destination for business, finance and investment news in South Africa – is looking to appoint a senior financial writer to join its team. The position is senior level and the individual will be reporting to the platform’s editors.

Position overview

We’re looking for a person with a track record of excellent business and investment writing and analysis.

The candidate must have a good grasp of the South African business environment and its global context. They need to have an understanding of the principles of economics, investment and the relationships between different financial instruments, knowledge of JSE-listed stocks, and be able to interpret companies’ financial statements.

They must know what makes a good story, have an ear for news, an excellent work ethic, be a self-starter and be able to generate great story ideas in discussion with the editorial team.

Main responsibilities

  • Produce well-written, relevant, accurate and balanced business news and investment stories as well as op-eds;
  • Manage multiple stories simultaneously under tight deadlines;
  • Perform any other duty as is reasonably assigned by the editor.

Minimum requirements 

  • Relevant diploma/degree (finance, economics or journalism);
  • Five to 10 years’ experience in financial journalism;
  • Be able to read and analyse financial statements and other financial information;
  • An existing contact base;
  • Excellent communication, writing and editing skills;
  • Thorough understanding of the Press Code;
  • Ability to work under pressure and carry out tasks independently;
  • Be accepting of flexible work hours; and
  • Have contactable references.

The salary is negotiable and the journalist should preferably have their own transport.

How to apply

Applicants must send a CV and cover letter (of no more than 500 words) outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position and what they can add to Moneyweb to deputy editor Suren Naidoo at

Closing date for applications: 21 September 2023.

Subject reference: Senior financial journalist

Moneyweb is an equal opportunity employer. The appointment will be made in line with Moneyweb’s Employment Equity Plan and Policy. South Africans get preference. Applicants not contacted within 14 days after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.