Posted On: September 17, 2014
Media Organization: Fir Tree Partners
Fir Tree Partners is a private investment firm formed in 1994 in order to apply the best practices of “private equity” investing toward multi-strategy, value-oriented investing. Since its founding, Fir Tree has pursued an opportunistic and value-oriented investment approach by acquiring undervalued assets and frequently working with management to enhance and realize value.
Hedge fund with over $10 billion under management seeks Journalists to conduct grass roots research. Candidate must have superior investigative skills, innate intellectual curiosity, and drive to leave no stone unturned. Position will typically involve learning about a new business, technology, regulation, societal/economic development, etc., framing the issues, and speaking with as many sources as possible. Prompt concise written communications/summaries and creativity in research are imperative.
While this is not an investment analyst position, basic understanding of economics and business and the willingness to learn more are essential. Examining all sides of a question and explaining things simply is quite important.
PRIOR BACKGROUND: 3+years’ experience as a journalist with a demonstrated record of uncovering original information and conveying it in an effective and insightful manner. Strong oral and written communications skills and ability to work well in small teams required. Top performer in work environment and highest standards of integrity a must. Foreign languages including Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese are a plus but not required for all positions.
For initial consideration please submit two (2) clippings which demonstrate the above qualities as well as a brief (brief) explanation of what made you particularly proud of that accomplishment. If your record includes stories where you worked with others, must be able to provide references to validate your individual contribution.
We value diversity highly and actively encourage all applicants to apply, including those who may come from a disadvantaged background. Flexible working hours may be possible for the right candidate.
Submit materials including resume/cv, academic background (journalism school a plus) and clippings to firstname.lastname@example.org