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MSE Job Opportunities

Current vacancies for jobs and internships

From time to time, jobs and internships are available at MoneySavingExpert.com, and we like it when they go to site users. Most jobs are advertised first in the free weekly email.

This page has details of all current job opportunities (if any are available), based in London. Salaries for permanent roles are never listed, as that would mean future team members' incomes would be permanently recorded, but they tend to fit with experience.

Editorial roles

Editor-in-Chief

With 'the best job in consumer finance', the Editor-in-Chief will day-to-day lead MSE's strong Editorial, Campaigns and Deals teams of more than 40 staff. All follow MSE's unique Editorial Code which ensures everything is done "helping the consumer first".

This role will ensure the high-level, detailed analytical product research, easy-to-understand prose and championing of consumer rights that MSE is rightfully respected and renowned for continues at the same high standards.

The role reports directly to Martin Lewis, Founder and Chair of MSE – with a dotted line to Managing Director Andy Hancock on non-content operational issues.

In September 2015 Martin Lewis moved to the part time role of Executive Chairman – with a job to oversee the site's strategy, development, ethics, editorial content and campaigning. His former role is split between Andy Hancock who looks after all non-content areas of the site and this Editor-in-Chief role. Martin is acting as Editor-in-Chief while we recruit.

The role is day-to-day accountable for:

  • Upholding our Editorial Code, ensuring the integrity and independent voice of MSE.
  • Managing the campaign and editorial strategy to ensure that MSE continues to be a truly influential champion of consumers.
  • Personally overseeing the content, story selection and strategy of the MSE weekly email which goes to over 10 million recipients.
  • Overseeing production and quality of all editorial content, campaigns and other content across all channels, with overall accountability for commissioning-decisions, quality, accuracy, style and timing.
  • Initiating and delivering major campaigns to achieve fairness for consumers. Monitoring the consumer finance landscape to ensure the site is at the forefront of helping consumers.
  • Oversight of all content on the MoneySavingExpert.com site, associated tools and apps, including within our forum and clubs.
  • Optimising production of all content, whatever the medium, including web, mobile, video, audio, social media and email.
  • Working with the MD of MSE to effectively manage all operational aspects.
  • Providing inspiring leadership to the MSE Editorial and Campaign teams with a clear vision and purpose. Attracting and growing first class journalistic, editorial and investigative talent.

Skills and experience required:

  • Deeply passionate about consumers, with a campaigning nature.
  • Highly analytical, able to understand and manipulate complex numerical data, getting to the right answer while simplifying challenging concepts for users and colleagues.
  • Digitally savvy with experience of working in tech-oriented environments.
  • A strong sense of personal identity and self-belief, not afraid to challenge the status quo both internally and externally.
  • Know how to write well, crafting original content in plain English.
  • Be able to lead a team delivering to a deadline.
  • Able to build great relationships inside and outside the organisation, know how to get things done.

Skills and experience desired:

  • Knowledge and expertise of editorial development and content management.
  • Consumer finance knowledge and experience.
  • Experience and understanding of digital and web content production and management.
  • A background in consumer campaigning.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Simon Baker at simon.baker@moneysavingexpert.com.

Forum and Community Manager (12-month contract)

We are looking for a Forum and Community Manager to lead the Forum team in their day-to-day activities and coordinate the social channels across MoneySavingExpert.com.

This person must have an appetite to work in a digital publishing environment and be comfortable liaising with a variety of people in different departments across the business, such as Editorial, Analytics and Development.

This role is focused on managing a team of Researchers and working closely with our Editorial team to maintain and continuously improve their site areas in line with the MSE brand identity and tone of voice.

Activities will include developing a user communication and activity plan; leading the team in maintaining and cultivating relationships with colleagues in the industry; ensuring appropriate warnings and key messages are included where needed; growing traffic to the Online Community sections.

You will need a passion for money saving and be keen to work in a fast-paced environment.

This is a great opportunity to work with a strong consumer brand, leading the way in an increasingly social world.

Candidates must have:

  • Experience in managing digital communities such as forums, Twitter, Facebook or other social channels
  • Experience of working in a digital content environment
  • Experience of mobile and social marketing
  • Effective people-management skills
  • Excellent written/spoken English
  • Ability to drive through ideas to completion
  • Excellent working knowledge of web analytics tools
  • Problem resolution
  • Determination to succeed in a high pressure environment

Desired:

  • Experience of producing content for web and mobile, with a particular eye on layout
  • Experience of working as part of an Agile project
  • Experience in managing partnership relationships a plus

To apply, please email your CV, covering letter, and salary expectation, and any enquiries about the role, to Archna Luthra at jobs@moneysavingexpert.com.

News Reporter

We’re looking for a keen, hungry journalist with an excellent nose for news to join our editorial team in central London as a news reporter.

You'll cover a wide range of personal finance and consumer news – everything from flight delays to mortgages. Knowledge of and prior experience covering these topics is a definite advantage, but more important is the ability to write clearly, quickly master complex topics and not take no for an answer.

The role involves a mix of on-diary news and working on exclusive stories, as well as working closely with the rest of the MSE editorial team. You'll need some prior journalism experience, preferably writing news – your writing skills must be top-notch, and you'll need a head for numbers too. Meticulous attention to detail is essential, to ensure every word and figure you publish is absolutely spot-on.

Experience using social media for news and a basic working knowledge of HTML are both desirable, but not essential.

To apply, please email your CV, covering letter and salary expectations to Steve Nowottny at editorialjobs@moneysavingexpert.com.

Personal Finance Writer

We're looking for a talented personal finance writer to join our editorial team.

Your main role will be to write and update guides for the website on a wide range of insurance-based topics as well as produce other money content.

Your writing skills must be top notch, plus you should be very comfortable with numbers and analysis, as this role contains a lot of all three. Meticulous attention to detail is a must, to ensure every word and figure you publish is absolutely spot-on, so our 15 million unique users a month always get accurate and timely information.

We’ll also expect you to contribute content to the Money Tips weekly email.

Ideally you’ll have a good working knowledge of personal finance products, and be able to write about them in a concise, easy-to-understand style. Previous professional experience of writing about insurance is an advantage.

To apply, please email your CV, covering letter and salary expectations, or send any enquiries about the role, to Jo Gornitzki at editorialjobs@moneysavingexpert.com.

Money Writer (12-month maternity cover)

We're looking for a talented personal finance writer to join our editorial team as maternity cover for a 12-month period.

Your main role will be to write and update guides for the website on anything from pensions to reclaiming.

Your writing skills must be top notch, plus you should be very comfortable with numbers and analysis, as this role contains a lot of all three. Meticulous attention to detail is a must, to ensure every word and figure you publish is absolutely spot-on, so our 15 million unique users a month always get accurate and timely information.

We’ll also expect you to contribute content to the Money Tips weekly email.

Ideally you’ll have a good working knowledge of complex personal finance products, and be able to write about them in a concise, easy-to-understand style. Previous professional experience of writing about financial products is an advantage, more so if this has included writing about pensions and investment.

For full details, please download the Money Writer (12-month FTC) job description.

To apply, please email your CV, covering letter and salary expectations, or send any enquiries about the role, to Helen Saxon at editorialjobs@moneysavingexpert.com.

Personal Finance Researcher

We have a vacancy for a researcher to join our editorial team in London.

Your main responsibility will be helping the team to keep the financial products on our site up to date.

As part of this, the role will involve updating existing product-based money guides with accurate information and new best-buy products and helping the team research financial issues and products for new guides. This is to maintain our journalistic excellence so the information on the site is always up to date. You’ll also research the latest developments in the personal finance market, helping to feed in ideas for new areas for the team to focus on.

We’re looking for someone with very high levels of accuracy, organisation skills and attention to detail. You should have an interest in the personal finance sphere, and an ability to keep up to date with developments and spot future areas of interest. In addition, an understanding of personal finance products – credit cards, loans, savings – would be beneficial.

This role could suit a bright, motivated and numerate recent graduate, although people from all backgrounds with the relevant skills will be considered.

For more on main activities, skills required and responsibilities, see the full job description.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter, along with your salary expectations, to Helen Saxon at editorialjobs@moneysavingexpert.com.

Campaigns and External Affairs

Campaigns and External Affairs Manager

Overview

MoneySavingExpert.com is the UK's biggest consumer website, with about 15 million users a month. The site's dedicated to cutting your bills and fighting your corner with journalistic research, cutting-edge tools and a massive community – all focused on finding deals, saving cash and campaigning for financial justice.

The Role

MoneySavingExpert.com is at the forefront of helping consumers on the big issues that affect them, and has a track record of creating positive change, whether that’s improving the handling of Payment Protection Insurance complaints, getting financial education added to the national curriculum or pushing for improvements in the high-cost credit industry. With a campaigning, external affairs and advocacy focus, you’ll be leading this agenda, ensuring consumers’ views are being best represented in places that matter to effect long-term change for the better.

In this role you’ll be accountable for:

  • Fighting the corner for the consumer by leading the strategic development and delivery of campaigns to improve consumers’ situations – identifying new areas, expanding our engagement and ultimately effecting positive change.
  • Proactively building and maintaining successful working relationships with decision makers and influencers including politicians, government and regulators.
  • Overseeing the current and emerging political landscape, providing insight, expert views and analysis to our Editorial team.
  • Protecting the the high level of trust in the organisation and its good reputation, overseeing all external affairs and providing appropriate responses (proactive and reactive) to external enquires.
  • Overseeing the MSE voice and input into official consultations on consumer issues.
  • Supporting the work of other consumer charities, groups and campaigners, fostering strategic partnerships where required.
  • Ensuring effective communication takes place with other teams within the organisation.

Skills and experience

Required:

  • A clear passion and drive to create real change for consumers.
  • Proven track record in external affairs work and successfully achieving change.
  • Experience in political, policy or campaigning environments.
  • Ability to lead production of high quality, insightful, impactful content based on research, analysis and/or opinion.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate and build credible, influential relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to inspire and manage a professional, expert team.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to the role.
  • The ability to process and synthesise complex information, getting to the key facts and issues at speed and helping join-the-dots with the MSE view and strategy.
  • Be able to work independently and think and operate both strategically and tactically, creating a vision but maintaining agility in a fast moving, ever changing environment.

Desired:

  • Familiarity with the consumer market, such as financial services, energy or consumer rights.
  • Evaluating success of large-scale campaigns.
  • Experience of using social media and digital platforms for effective campaigning.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Simon Baker at simon.baker@moneysavingexpert.com.

Internships (none currently open)

MSE occasionally runs a rolling series of internships for MoneySavers looking to develop their careers and get relevant experience. These may be suitable for students able to work in the holidays, recent graduates or career changers.

It's important to understand these internships are not a prelude to a full-time job with MSE. They last for 12 weeks only, and we aim to provide appropriate experience to boost your chosen career. In return, we expect some hard work and a real contribution to the team.

To help with expenses for the intern period, MSE will pay the London Living Wage. Unfortunately we currently have no internships open. Sign up to our weekly email to be alerted when they become available.