Managing Editor, M&A (North America) – 8538

Content & Research, Full-time, New York
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The Role

Ion Analytics, is seeking a North America Managing Editor, M&A, to oversee editorial operations for its Mergermarket and Dealreporter publications. 
The Managing Editor will oversee a over 30 M&A reporters across North America who provide forward-looking, investigative, actionable news and analysis on both public and private M&A deals, from middle market buyouts to multi-billion mega-deals. 

The role reports directly to the Executive Editor, M&A, and will require close collaboration with other key editorial stakeholders within Ion Analytics. 

This is a great opportunity play a leading role in a transformative mission in an organization that combines cutting edge financial journalism and unique proprietary data with machine intelligence to bring forward-looking intelligence and insights to the M&A market.

The role will suit a highly motivated, entrepreneurial self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced newsroom environment and has the ability and desire innovate with new coverage ideas to meet the demands of a highly sophisticated community of investment bankers, hedge fund managers, private equity and corporate executives, among other M&A professionals. 

Key Responsibilities

In charge of editorial strategy and execution for M&A content across both private and public markets including: corporate strategy interviews; M&A auctions; private equity deals; venture capital fundraisings; pre-IPO situations; public mergers and buyouts; corporate divestitures; shareholder activism; merger control.  
Managing team of M&A reporters and editors in North America; responsible for hiring new staff and managing overall performance 
People management: prioritizing growth and development for team members, handling personnel matters as they arise 
Managing the daily flow of content on our Mergermarket & Dealreporter platforms; managing editing process 
Meet regional targets for content production and ensure the highest standards for quality and accuracy in line with our values 
Being in constant touch with market participants to understand deals and trends, helping to shape our editorial direction 
Working closely with other editorial stakeholders as well as commercial and product development stakeholders to help innovate with next-generation content and analytics for M&A market participants 
Regular meetings with banks, law firms, hedge funds, PE firms and corporates that rely on our content 
Engaging with our community by representing our brands at industry events and on podcasts and video.

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field 
At least 5 years’ experience in covering financial markets as a reporter/editor;  direct experience of M&A, private equity,  plus 
5 years plus work experience managing an editorial team preferred
Proven successful track record in managing journalists
Outstanding presentation and interpersonal skills
Proven track record in working in a collaborative, team-oriented & diverse environment
Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills; high EQ

About Us:

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. 
ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.

ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.

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