Mergermarket – Reporter – 5940

ION Analytics, Full-time, Tokyo
Mergermarket, a division of ION Analytics, is the leading provider of forward-looking intelligence, real-time business news, analysis, and data on M&A. Our global network of dedicated journalists reports on early stage opportunities ahead of other news sources. Together with our specialised analysis and data, Mergermarket offers an indispensable resource for M&A professionals. 

About the Role

The Reporter will cover M&A activities in Japan. He/she will be responsible for interviewing company executives and market experts regarding M&A and investment strategies and market trends to compile into intelligence reports. Preference will be given to candidates with reporting experience, but those without a journalism background will also be considered for the role.

Key responsibilities

  • Interview Japan-based companies and market experts regarding M&A strategies and market trends
  • Take charge of a certain sector and remain informed on companies, deals, activities, and trends 
  • Communicate and cooperate with local and regional team members
  • Maintain and expand source network that includes corporate executives, bankers, advisors, lawyers

Essential Qualifications

  • Fluent in Japanese and English (articles will be written in English)
  • Strong English writing skills
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Knowledge of the financial markets preferred but not necessary 
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask, good time management skills
  • Work experience in journalism preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

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