Consumer Reporter – United Kingdom – 7897

Content & Research, Full-time, London
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The Role:

We are currently looking for two hungry reporters to cover the Consumer beat across Europe. The successful candidates will join our global network of over 500 ION Analytics dedicated journalists, You’ll work within a fast-paced team writing scoops on companies coming to the M&A market, live private equity-focused auctions and some of the most high profile public markets transactions on major brand names. There will also be scope to report on industry-defining people moves and drive industry trend analysis feeding through to M&A and IPO dealflow. Our coverage spans from exclusives revealing a company is on the sale track to scooping the successful bidder in a landmark auction, through to unique public markets content on risk arbitrage situations in the Consumer space. Your reporting will be published to hundreds of thousands of Mergermarket and Dealreporter subscribers.

ION Analytics is the leading provider of nose-to-tail capital markets data and intelligence. Mergermarket, part of ION Analytics’ M&A and ECM domains , is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A and IPO space, providing proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy before it becomes public knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:

Produce exclusive articles and breaking news throughout the European Consumer universe by interviewing CEOs, bankers, lawyers, private equity portfolio managers and other sources
Attend key conferences and relevant industry events in order to conduct sideline exclusive interviews
Work independently and in collaboration with M&A, ECM, regulatory and fixed income-focused colleagues and the wider team of reporters in EMEA
Working closely with editorial capabilities across the group to deliver actionable, data-led human insights to user personas as varied as portfolio managers, coverage bankers, corporate executives, debt investors, infrastructure advisors, etc. 
Produce a steady flow of copy under tight deadlines
Write 15-20 articles per month.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

Should have excellent English speaking and writing skills, with fluency in another major European language a bonus.
Able to bring substantial reporting experience and a bulging source book from another financial news service, newspaper or online publication to the table. 
Well driven and tenacious
Able to work both on own initiative and collaboratively
Willing to travel to key events in the region and be eligible to work in the UK

About Us:

We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. More than 40% of the world’s largest companies use our solutions. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world.  

Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk. 

Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure. 

With 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group. 

Within ION Analytics we help clients find advantage in a world of information overload and fragmented systems.  Our business information solutions blend expert journalism and analytics with data to help banks, advisors, investors, law firms and corporations find opportunities in markets ranging from equities and fixed income to infrastructure and private equity. 

On our platform clients can break through silos to originate opportunities, find buyers, and use resources efficiently, and our advanced workflow automation tools cut through the noise to deliver personalized, targeted information that saves time and effort, and drives better decisions. 

At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work. 

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