My client is a specialist news and analysis service that focuses on private deals in the international debt markets, you will be speaking to traders and originators to hunt down news on new deals or gossip on the market. Writing a mixture of deal snaps, market news and trend pieces you will be joining a friendly team working on a market leading product. My client is deeply embedded in this market, running a series of global conferences, annual awards and even charity poker nights. So, if you are the kind of journalist who would prefer to hunt down an original story, rather than re-write press releases, then this job could be ideal. Any day’s coverage will reflect what’s going on in the credit, equities, rates, currencies, commodities and inflation markets across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. The markets you will be covering are at the cutting edge of investors’ efforts to profit from or protect themselves from events and trends – surging oil prices or the sovereign debt crisis for example. You will need to be able to get your head round complex deal structures and understand what drives decisions in this market and you could find your stories picked up by mainstream media such as the FT, Bloomberg and Reuters. This job will suit someone who loves to work in a fast-paced environment, enjoys the interplay of the financial markets and has some knowledge of bonds, plus excellent communication and writing skills.
Join an energetic team reporting on agri chemicals, looking at how harvests impact demand and speaking with senior executives at the major producers. My client is seeking a bright commodities journalist who has experience of price reporting to run one of their main newsletters, covering a global market, you will spend the week speaking to producers around the world, gathering prices, in order to produce a weekly market report. Along with working on your weekly report you will also contribute to regular forecasting reports and attend industry events. This is a role that is very much build on relationships, so it is important to be present at as many industry events as is possible. My client is a company that always looks at how they can develop their team and will always promote from within where possible. So if you are looking to move away from the grind of daily market reporting, join a lively team and cover a market in it’s entirety, rather than just a region, this could be perfect.
The is a great opportunity to join a fast growing company that reports on market moving situations across the globe, With offices in New York, Washington, London and Hong Kong they are looking to grow all their teams across all these jurisdictions. This role is within their Anti-Trust and financial policy division in Washington, reporting on antitrust enforcement, CFIUS and other regulatory actions that affect mergers, producing a mix of breaking news and in-depth analysis. My client is looking for an experienced M&A journalist with a solid understanding of regulatory processes, including at the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Federal Communications Commission, and the Department of Treasury. It is important that you can demonstrate a strong track-record in developing sources and breaking exclusive and off diary news and analysis. You will be rewarded with a good salary, promotional prospects, a generous bonus and excellent benefits package.
Are you an experienced people manager with a background in digital and print business and/or finance publishing?
My client is a highly successful and well established publisher of print and online news and intelligence on the global utilities industry, they have a large global team and are looking for an experienced editorial professional to manage the flow of news and analysis, help train reporters and develop their online offering so it’s more representative of their subscriber needs and gives the potential to create new channels.
It is essential that you have excellent people management skills and the ability train junior staff to produce high quality news and analysis. Because this publication is subscription based there is less of a focus on SEO and more on quality and accuracy of the content, as managing editor it will be your job to get the editorial team working to their optimum, ensuring there is co-operation between staff on sister publications and the team as a whole is more focused on building the online presence of the publication. My client is also looking to the managing editor to help co-ordinate the ongoing development of the publication, along with marketing and other departments, to find ways of exploiting the resources available to grow new channels and build subscriptions. This is in many ways a strategic development role so it’s important that you have a solid understanding of how to make publications work in the digital age for a subscriber audience.
If you are not based in Oxford (but based in the UK) and happy to relocate, my client is willing to help with the cost of moving.