Unquote", Reporter

London (Central)
27 Jul 2017
27 Aug 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Unquote”, the leading private equity and venture capital journal, is looking for a reporter to join its thriving team based in the City, London.

Unquote” has been covering the European private equity industry for over 20 years, and is widely regarded as the number one source of factual deal information, as well as in-depth analysis of the market’s hot topics.

The ideal candidate should have an interest in financial services and an ability to communicate at all levels of the industry in order to source proprietary information for our audience.

We are looking for a confident, competent and ambitious reporter that is equally capable of working as part of a small and dynamic team and taking on extra responsibility.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Carry out detailed research into the European venture capital and private equity market by direct contact via the telephone, internet and meetings, with a focus on the Nordic region, and to a lesser extent the CEE region
  • Help maintain up-to-date website by providing daily deal updates and in-depth market coverage
  • To write analysis pieces and interviews for the website when requested
  • To write well researched, accurate copy in ‘house style’
  • Be an active member of the unquote” team, initiating and assisting in the development of new product ideas
  • To monitor competition publications and web sites
  • To represent the brand at press conferences and industry and magazine events, both during and outside normal working hours
  • Provide support to other members of the editorial and data teams on other published products, one-off consultancy products and custom research
  • To be punctual, organised and professional in all aspects of the work
  • To carry out additional tasks as and when requested

Candidate Specification:

  • Interest in financial and business sectors; good working knowledge of computers and the internet. Previous experience of financial reporting will be a strong advantage
  • Writing skills – ability to produce factual, accurate and engaging copy to a high quality standard and in accordance with the unquote” house style
  • Research skills – ability to extract data directly from investment executives and from published, on-line and other external sources
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to be confident on the telephone, in meetings and at conferences
  • Fluent written/spoken English, reading/speaking a Scandinavian language to a business level will be a strong advantage
  • Ability to learn quickly the technical side of private equity and venture capital deals, funds etc; to understand and serve the information needs of industry players
  • Completer/finisher – high level of organisational ability; detail-oriented
  • Enthusiasm – motivation to take ownership of specific areas within the editorial team
  • Responsible/reliable – able to act as an ambassador for the company and its products, maintaining high levels of integrity
  • Flexibility – to cope in a fast-growing, ever-changing environment, which could mean having to adapt quickly to a new role
  • Team player – inclined towards group objectives, to work cross-functionally, and train and coach new people as the business grows

If you are interested in this position, please click 'Apply' now. Please ensure your CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability are attached.

The Mergermarket Group is fully committed to a policy of non-discrimination and to promoting equality of opportunity in employment on grounds of merit, experience, skills and aptitude in order to maximise the full potential of both existing and prospective employees.