S&P Global seeks credit markets reporter
In this position the individual will write and collaborate on real time news stories covering the global credit markets. Specific emphasis will be reporting on debt financing backing smaller companies, also known as the middle market. Stories can include M&A activity, distressed situations, private equity, BDCs, and profile stories. The reporter will interview major players in the field, including bankers, traders, and investors through heavy telephone contact during business hours and in-person meetings.
Generate up stories for real time news, write a weekly research column, and facilitate collection of data.
LCD averages around 60 stories daily that reach over 35,000 subscribers. The effort will expand on coverage of a part of credit markets attracting interest from investors and participants. This is a highly visible role that plays a significant part of keeping up a broad client base appraised of market events, and also increasing LCD’s profile in the global credit markets generally. Continuity and market breadth is essential to customers who use LCD to make business decisions in leveraged finance and gauge competition and trends.
The Career Opportunity:
This position offers the opportunity to broaden market knowledge through crossover coverage of various market segments. Opportunity to collaborate outside of LCD with other groups under the S&P Global Market Intelligence umbrella. Individuals will develop market expertise to become a go-to source on this subject. Eventually, the individual will represent LCD at conferences.
The Team / The Business:
They would be joining a group of seasoned financial journalists that work within an open and collaborative setting. LCD News is a collaborative team that fosters growth, learning, and innovation.
Three to five years’ experience as a journalist, particularly in the financial markets. A track record in developing effective deep source network in banking. Understanding of how leverage finance and M&A transactions work.
- Data journalism skills, such as working with Excel spreadsheets and tracking data-driven trends
- The ability to navigate SEC filings and PACER.
- Excellent verbal & written communications skills are necessary to ensure that not only is the writing produced clear and concise, but that all interactions with the market, including interviews, are as effective as possible.
- The ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment is due to the daily and weekly production of LCD news products is very much a team effort.
Experience in business journalism required, preference given to candidate with experience writing a credit market beat, particularly one with contacts in middle market private equity and banking.
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