Mergermarket, ECM Reporter

Location
London (Central)
Salary
£DoE
Posted
25 Aug 2015
Closes
25 Sep 2015
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Mergermarket, part of the Mergermarket Group, is looking for an Equity Capital Markets (ECM) journalist to report on significant European IPOs and capital raises. The role also involves reporting on major M&A deal financing.

Description

Mergermarket, part of the Mergermarket Group, is looking for an ambitious and competitive Equity Capital Markets (ECM) journalist to report on significant equity raises from major European corporates. The candidate should enjoy taking on intellectual challenges and have a track record in breaking stories. The role involves reporting on major M&A deal financing, in addition to responsibilities across the IPO and wider capital increase universe.

Fast-paced and focused on off-diary reporting, the position requires analytical skill, source-building knowhow and a nose for a good lead. The right candidate will be as happy working on a story independently as working with a team of sector specialists to cover a company or deal.

Mergermarket’s team of multi-lingual journalists focus on high profile M&A, special situations and ECM deals, as well as providing detailed analysis on European large-cap corporates.

Candidates should have strong writing and interpersonal skills, with experience at another financial news service, newspaper or online publication. They should have the ability to build new sources, chase leads and pick up technical information easily.

Aside from being able to comfortably report in English, knowledge of ECM transaction structures and a contact book of European ECM sources would be a huge advantage.

The role is based in London.

Mergermarket’s ECM platform is a fast-paced news service for capital markets advisors, hedge funds, long onlys, prop desks and fixed income investors.

Key skills:

  • Keen interest in breaking financial news
  • Inquisitive personality
  • Excellent networking and source development ability
  • Strong English-language news writing skills
  • Excellent interviewing technique appropriate for dealmakers/investors
  • Previous experience at a financial news service, newspaper or online publication


Mergermarket is a part of the Mergermarket group.

If you are interested in this position please click 'Apply' now. Please ensure your CV and cover letter are attached

The Mergermarket Group is fully committed to a policy of non-discrimination and to promoting equality of opportunity in employment on grounds of merit, experience, skills and aptitude in order to maximise the full potential of both existing and prospective employees

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