Deputy Editor
Fitch Solutions
London
1d ago
  • Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of : Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research;
  • Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm.

    With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

    Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees.

    All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

    Are you an experienced sub-editor working on financial copy in a fast-paced news environment? Do you want a varied role that also involves writing and decision-making?

    Capital Structure, part of the Fitch Group of companies, and the leading provider of real-time news and information on the European high yield, leveraged loan, structured finance and distressed debt markets, is looking for a deputy editor to support our output.

    The right candidate will work with the head content editor and a team of experienced journalists and analysts. They will also be given the opportunity to write regular content as well as sub-edit copy.

    You will be contributing to our Capital Structure service, which provides insight, analysis and data to senior decision-makers at hedge funds, banks, consultancies, multinational corporations, investment funds and government agencies.

    Required experience :

  • Strong sub-editing experience in a fast-paced financial news environment
  • Preferred experience :

  • Financial writing to tight deadlines
  • Skills required :

  • Editing : Edit real-time copy for accuracy, consistency, grammar and house style; query copy and suggest changes. Excellent typo-spotting skills.
  • Financial : Strong analytical skills an advantage. Able to handle numbers (e.g. calculate percentages), and digest a company’s financial results (e.
  • g. can find revenue and EBITDA figures from published accounts), and check text vs. table agreements.

  • Content production : Write headlines, and lay out corporate press releases to house style. The candidate will be expected to write concise news stories from company releases on financial results, management changes, M&A activity, and other corporate news events;
  • training will be provided.

    CapitalStructure covers dozens of fast-moving situations, so the candidate will be expected to be pro-active and flexible, and able to cope with a variety of scenarios and tasks.

    Leveraged finance market experience would be an advantage; good financial awareness and a willingness to learn are essential.

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    Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions.

    To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest.

    Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment.

    If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work.

    In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.

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