US Reporter, ESG

London Stock Exchange Group
New York
02 Jan 2023
29 Jan 2023
Employer Sector
Banking & Finance - Retail
Contract Type
Full Time
International Financing Review, the leading source of information on fixed income and equity markets, is looking for a knowledgeable and motivated reporter to cover ESG and sustainable financing. ESG financing is suddenly at the center of the global capital markets. Every market participant now cares - or pretends to care - about ESG financing. But it is a market that is rife with questions that need answering, issues that need exploring, truths that need uncovering and spin that needs unspinning. For the well-connected and hard-working journalist there are great scoops and insightful analysis pieces to be written. The successful candidate for this role will need to have the experience and ability to break news and the understanding and talent to explain sometimes complicated stories. Our ideal reporter is likely to have contacts in the financing industry - and the charm and energy to add more. He or she will also have a track-record of breaking news - especially news that someone didn't want to see in print. You will write for IFR and Refinitiv platforms, providing real-time coverage for IFR's website and Eikon/Workspace and longer-form pieces for IFR magazine. Role Responsibilities: Breaking news and writing on IFR's website and Refinitiv's Eikon/Workspace platform, ensuring a daily flow of information on new deals, pricing, terms and themes in an efficiently and timely fashion across the products Covering ESG financings and issues in sometimes considerable depth, but explaining them in a clear and punchy fashion Exercising sound news judgment on what moves markets and why Establishing and maintaining close contact with bankers, traders, investors, lawyers, analysts, regulators, etc. Qualifications: Experience in reporting, research or market experience covering or working in the capital markets. Editing experience an advantage Knowledge of the issues surrounding ESG finance an advantage Ability to write quickly and with style and depth Relevant financial reporting experience Excellent writing and analytical skills to interpret fact and opinion Flexibility and ability to handle multiple priorities and timelines Knowledge of companies, financial markets, investment banking and macroeconomics Proven organizational, communication and interpersonal skills Skills developing market sources and contacts, using sources and contacts developed in previous work At LSEG, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive organisation is fundamental to the way we deliver on our promise of creating essential partnerships and open opportunities. Our open culture is central to how we deliver our purpose - driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth - in everything we do. Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 70 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity. LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone's race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs. Please take a moment to read this privacy notice carefully, as it describes what personal information London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) (we) may hold about you, what it's used for, and how it's obtained, your rights and how to contact us as a data subject. If you are submitting as a Recruitment Agency Partner, it is essential and your responsibility to ensure that candidates applying to LSEG are aware of this privacy notice.