Private Equity Senior Reporter

Location
New York
Posted
Jan 10, 2014
Closes
Feb 09, 2014
Contact
Ms. Lynn Starace
Duration
Full Time
The Private Equity Senior Reporter will be responsible for covering day-to-day transactions, litigation and regulatory issues in the private equity space as well as generating regular analysis and feature pieces that will be of interest to our audience of high-level corporate lawyers. Reporters will be responsible for building a deep knowledge of their beat, and must develop the ability to provide strong contextual details showing the reader why and how a company is doing what it’s doing. They will be expected to build sources, ask questions, explore interesting angles and dig up good scoops.

Familiarity with the law is a plus but not required.

The reporter will be responsible for developing search routines to capture important developments in the private equity beat and pitching stories to his or her editor. The reporter will be expected to write three stories a day, unless he or she are doing a feature or analysis, in which case that number will be adjusted accordingly. The reporter will cover private equity firms and their investments in other companies, as well as activism and fund formation.

As noted, reporters would be responsible for developing their own sources and maintaining frequent contact with them to get insight on their market. They will also use SEC filings, press releases, data providers and various sector-specific websites and databases to source stories. A monthly source day OR demonstration of continual source meetings to their editor is required.

Strong writing and reporting skills as well as experience covering private equity are a must. Please note; qualified candidates will be asked to complete writing and reporting tests electronically.

Required:
-BA/BS in journalism
-Two-plus years of paid, full-time reporting experience or relevant graduate degree
-One-plus year of paid, full-time experience at a daily publication
-Demonstrated reporting, writing and organizational skills
-Exceptional news judgment and communication skills
-Experience covering project finance, energy and/or infrastructure sectors
-Ability to build sources and regularly enterprise stories.

Preferred:
-Graduate degree
-Experience in news reporting (AP style)
-Covering legal affairs, regulatory affairs, or business news
-Experience in meeting daily deadlines.