Debtwire, Credit Reporter - Nordics

27 Jul 2018
27 Aug 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Debtwire is the essential intelligence service for anyone involved in distressed debt and leveraged finance.

Debtwire is part of Acuris, a leader in global financial intelligence.

Debtwire is looking for a driven financial journalist to cover the Nordic region.

If you are already a reporter with some experience at a newswire or trade publication seeking a more challenging role, or a credit analyst/trader interested in switch to a fast-paced news desk with a deep financial focus, this could be the job for you. You will join the leading financial newswire for the fixed income markets, part of Acuris, an established global financial intelligence and data provider.

You will be delving into primarily Nordic companies by developing contacts with the local investor and advisory community, and reporting on both companies raising financing in primary markets, as well covering stressed companies in secondary.

The private nature of the industry means uncovering the information from well-placed sources is the first challenge, but you will also require an analytical mind and a demonstrable understanding of credit as you will be covering a highly technical aspect of the market.

Focusing on mostly off-diary events, you will need to build relationships with investors, advisors and bankers to uncover leads. You will work in a small, collaborative desk, also contributing to the news flow of the larger Debtwire Europe team.

Fluency in Norwegian/Swedish or Danish is a major advantage for the role. Other European languages and any experience of fixed income, credit analysis and interpreting balance sheets are also an advantage.  You will have the opportunity for frequent foreign travel to meet with sources and moderate at conferences.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Some experience in a news reporter role, ideally with a financial focus
  • Some experience in the financial markets with a proven desire to write
  • Some experience in a market reporting role.
  • A self-starter attitude with a cooperative approach.
  • Some experience of working in/covering the Nordic markets

General Competencies:

  • An investigative mind and good writing skills;
  • Outstanding networking and contact building skills;
  • An understanding of credit and balance sheets.

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

Debtwire is part of Acuris. Acuris powers business growth for financial and professional services firms worldwide. Through events and subscription-based digital services, we provide unique, high-value content that helps our customers to make the best decisions based on the strongest evidence.

Our sector specialists and expert analysts interpret data and intelligence to extract new insights that create business opportunities for our customers. We’re trusted by many of the world’s principal advisory firms, investment banks, law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporates, who rely our brands to help them understand specialist markets and find ideas for business development.

Founded in 2000, we’re a growing family of information brands united by common characteristics: sector expertise, analytical skill, proprietary data and solutions that are packaged for maximum value. You’ll find our 1,000 staff, including 600 specialist journalists and analysts, in 67 locations around the world.

Acuris 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.