Naomi Rovnick

Deputy Editor, Work & Careers Section, Financial Times

Biography

I grew up in a single-parent, low-income family in Milton Keynes and attended Nottingham University despite becoming homeless at one point. After stints working as as a teacher and an editors’ secretary, I joined the graduate scheme of a trade newspaper publisher and worked my way up to the national media. I spent almost eight years working in Greater China, where I learned to speak Mandarin Chinese. I spend much of my free time giving back, whether that’s volunteering in soup kitchens or mentoring young adults from disadvantaged families. I like to write about social mobility, homelessness and marginalized social groups.

Twitter: @rovnick_naomi

Relevant articles:
How Social Class Can Affect Your Pay:
https://www.ft.com/content/8001d074-dcc9-11e6-86ac-f253db7791c6

Chill Wind Blowing Through Britain's Homeless Camps:
https://www.ft.com/content/cf591084-de4d-11e7-a8a4-0a1e63a52f9c

British retailers ignore Muslim market:

https://www.ft.com/content/9763b2c8-8692-11e7-8bb1-5ba57d47eff7

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