Reporter-Equity Capital Markets

Posted On: December 20, 2010

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Reuters News

Company Description

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Job Description

NEW00001931 — Reporter/Senior Reporter-Equity Capital Markets
International Financing Review is the world's leading source of capital markets intelligence and has been for over 30 years.
Equity Capital Markets is a key area of coverage for IFR and across IFR-branded products globally, with a relevant presence in every region of the world.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated reporter to assist with coverage of the US and Canadian equity and equity-linked markets out of our New York office. Coverage responsibilities may also extend to relevant markets across the Latin America region.
The reporter will write features and break news for IFR, the weekly magazine, and assist in the growth of our daily coverage. The reporter needs to be able to manage workflow across the relevant products and be able to write insightful articles to tight deadlines on a daily and weekly basis.
The reporter needs to be comfortable conducting research from primary sources of information (SEC Edgar filings, sell-side research) and tie in implications of equity raise.
Candidate needs to be a self-starter with desire to develop contacts with an eye toward breaking stories. Reporter must be comfortable talking to senior bankers in capital markets and investment banking.
The candidate needs to be able to work well as part of a small team and leverage contacts to ensure IFR remains ahead of the competition.

Develop timely features and news articles for IFR's weekly magazine and produce daily news updates for the website and daily newsletter. Contribute feature articles to special reports as and when required.
Contribute news stories across all the main asset classes, including IPOs, secondary sales and convertible bonds.
Develop good contacts across banking, trading, investment management, corporate officials and other relevant industry specialists such as exchanges, regulators and brokers.
Provide expertise to articles in other asset classes as and when required.
Work closely with New York-based team on weekly and daily news planning.
Degree level, with a preference toward business degree

Required Skills:
Experience covering financial markets
Journalism experience
Good team skills
Strong writing skills
Good news judgment
Track record of breaking news stories
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with senior contacts

Desired Skills:
Previous experience writing about equity markets
Three years financial journalism experience
Good understanding of current issues impacting the needs of corporations to fund in the current environment

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