LSEG, Reporter - IFR

Canary Wharf, London
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
13 Feb 2022

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Job Type
Full Time
Banking, Newswires, Finance
Financial Journalist, Reporter
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Reporter - IFR

International Financing Review (IFR) is seeking a reporter to join its Europe, Middle East and Africa equity capital markets team in London. Covering the major ECM activity across the region from pre-mandate through pricing to the aftermarket. Issuance has accelerated through the coronavirus pandemic with the annual record for EMEA IPOs already broken in 2021, making for an exciting and diverse area of coverage.

The Reporter - IFR will join a close-knit team responsible for ECM coverage across various IFR platforms with real-time and weekly deadlines. The cornerstone of coverage is the European ECM Briefing delivered to clients each evening that is the established newsletter for ECM. You will build strong relationships with market participants, be confident dealing with senior bankers and able to explain deals and market trends clearly and accurately.

The role would suit an enthusiastic reporter capable of identifying new information and fresh angles on a competitive beat.

Main Responsibilities : 

  • Write stories with accuracy and speed and in accordance with our principles and operating standards
  • Gather information to break news and write stories
  • Build and maintain a set of contacts to break news.
  • Build expertise and knowledge to broaden and deepen coverage.
  • Identify news relevant to clients
  • Embrace the principle of telling stories using the most appropriate media available

Essential Skills/Experience Required: 

  • At least two years’ journalism experience is required, unless the candidate has direct experience of working in equity capital markets functions for at least five years
  • Strong English skills and the ability to communicate quickly and clearly are essential 
  • Experience covering financial markets is highly desirable
  • Fluency in a relevant foreign language is an advantage

At LSEG, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive organisation is fundamental to the way we deliver on our promise – and our purpose. You’ll be part of an organisation of over 25,000 people, spanning 70 countries. We recognise the individual perspectives each of our colleagues brings, and our diverse workforce is one of our greatest strengths. In supporting collaboration and creativity and encouraging new ideas across a diverse and inclusive workforce, we can improve how we are driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support from healthcare and retirement planning to paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

Please take a moment to read this privacy notice carefully, as it describes what personal information the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) (“We”) may hold about you, what it’s used for, and how it’s obtained, your rights and how to contact us as a data subject.

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LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is more than a diversified global financial markets infrastructure and data business. We are dedicated, open-access partners with a commitment to excellence in delivering the services our customers expect from us.

With extensive experience, deep knowledge and worldwide presence across financial markets, we enable businesses and economies around the world to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. It’s how we’ve contributed to supporting the financial stability and growth of communities and economies globally for more than 300 years.

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