Senior Reporter, Middle Market
Fitch Solutions' Leveraged Finance Intelligence team is seeking an ambitious Senior Reporter to support our market-leading credit market research and editorial coverage.
The role involves reporting on middle-market loans and direct lending for the LFI platform, which is consumed by a broad spectrum of leveraged loan and high-yield market participants including investment funds, law firms, and sell-side financial institutions.
A keen eye for detail, trend spotting, and excellent writing are necessary skills for this role. A key skill is to be able to discuss loan transactions in a knowledgeable manner in order to instill confidence in client interactions. We expect that candidates for this role have familiarity with leveraged finance, and ideally, direct lending.
The role involves breaking news on middle-market loans and direct lending transactions, as well as fundraising in the middle-market and people moves.
A successful candidate should have an analytical mind and a high level of attention to detail, and a track record in financial reporting.
The compensation for this position is competitive. The reporter generally works 9-6, although source development would require flexibility for meetings and industry events outside of work hours.
In addition, our journalist gets all the benefits of working for Fitch Solutions, a leading financial information services company, while at the same time being immersed in LFI's start-up culture.
• Produce multiple real-time stories throughout each market session
• Identify key market trends and write in-depth topical pieces on longer deadlines
• Cultivate and maintain market sources
• Be motivated to take ownership of specific coverage areas within the editorial team
• Provide editorial support to other members of the team
• Be a team player - work towards group objectives, across functions and assist in the training and coaching of new joiners.
• 3 or more years of experience covering financial markets
• Proficiency with analyzing financial data
• Strong writing/editing skills.
• High level of attention to detail.
• Ability to work under daily deadlines
• Strong grounding in credit markets
• The flexibility to carry out additional tasks as and when requested
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
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