Peter Martin Fellowship
The Financial Times is offering a three-month internship in the memory of Peter Martin, the FT’s former chief business columnist and deputy editor, who died in August 2002 at the early age of 54.
Peter was one of the very best business writers of his generation. He made an outstanding contribution to the Financial Times with his ideas, wit and humanity. As well as writing columns that sparkled with original insight, he played a key role in the international development of the paper and in the conception and expansion of its online presence with FT.com.
The successful candidate will join the leader-writing team of the FT in London for a period of three months, from late June 2013. We are looking for someone with an excellent grounding in economics, a capacity for original thinking and an ability to write fluently and accessibly for a well-informed but non-professional readership.
Candidates should already have a good first degree; post-graduate qualifications in a relevant subject would be a bonus. Applicants should also have a strong interest in subjects that especially interested Peter: business and, in particular, the economic impact of technological change.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, and Jonathan Ford, Chief Leader Writer. A bursary of £5,000 to cover travel and accommodation will be made. Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU.
Candidates should email a curriculum vitae and a draft editorial of 500 words on an economics or business topic, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is 8 May 2013.
The bad and the good
Thoughts about the bubble from someone who lived inside the web craze, but escaped the rollercoaster economics of a start-up.
Chief executives should use holidays to think the previously unthinkable, like abandoning third-generation mobile telephony.
Wherever and whatever
The combination of telecommunications, computing power and discriminating consumers is producing a profound change in the company-customer relationship.
Wise before the fact
Here is a message for investors in America’s internet stocks: pay attention! Look hard at the revenues of the companies you are bidding up to unsustainable highs.
Boats against current
At stake in the present financial malaise is not simply trust in business but faith in capitalism as a motivating force.
A convenient excuse
Chief executives have detected an abrupt loss of “visibility” in their businesses, but perhaps they just don’t like what they see.
To restore faith in markets, a new set of guidelines is needed for the institutions that form the heart of the economy.