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Reporter, Special Situations

Requisition ID:  45934
Business Unit:  Fitch Solutions
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Aug 25, 2023

Reporter, Special Situations

LevFin Insights, a Fitch Solutions Company, seeks a Special Situations Reporter based out of our New York office.

The LevFin Insights special situations team provides capital market news and commentary on actionable events within the corporate high yield bond and leveraged loan markets. With a sharp focus on companies that are battling financial distress, our coverage often hits on restructuring strategies, creditor negotiations, advisory mandates, bankruptcy proceedings, litigations, operational and financial performance, and trading opportunities.


What We Offer:

  • The chance to join a team that has become the go-to source of news and analysis for leveraged finance, including events in the distressed and event-driven marketplaces.
  • Training to become an expert on all things corporate finance related.
  • A publishing platform that is read by the most influential dealmakers in the world.
  • The resources and opportunities that come with a large corporation like Fitch, but the workflow and nimbleness of a start-up newsroom.
  • Competitive pay, great benefits and hybrid work setup.
  • Work with driven individuals that value work-life balance, mental health and giving back to the community.


We’ll Count On You To:

  • Build a network of Wall Street sources to deliver exclusive, source-driven news and insight pieces.
  • Produce real-time stories throughout each market session.
  • Identify market trends and write timely insight pieces for a sophisticated audience of banks, asset managers and advisory firms.
  • Be a team player – willing to collaborate with complementary Fitch Solutions teams such as Covenant Review and CreditSights as we work toward team goals and further growth of LFI ’s special situations platform.


What You Need To Have:

  • A drive to break news in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills to drive internal collaboration and build external relationships across the capital markets arena.
  • Accuracy, ability to meet deadlines and produce insightful stories.
  • Curiosity; high aptitude for critical thinking and willingness to dive deep into the details.
  • Proficiency, or at least familiarity, with financial data.
  • 2+ years covering financial markets or business is preferred.
  • We will consider early-career candidates who need additional training, as well as senior level candidates with years of experience and high-level expertise.


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • General resourcefulness and street smarts.
  • History of uncovering important stories and scoops in whatever beat you've been assigned.
  • Experience covering corporate credit markets, particularly distressed credits.
  • Source network in the corporate credit markets.
  • Knowledge of financial statements, SEC filings and legal documents.


Why Fitch? 

At Fitch Group, the combined power of our global perspectives is what differentiates us. Our global network of colleagues comes together to accomplish things greater than they ever could alone.


Every team member is essential to our business and each perspective is critical to our success. We embrace a diverse culture that encourages a free exchange of ideas, guaranteeing your voice will be heard and your work will have an impact, regardless of seniority.


We are building incredible things at Fitch and we invite you to join us on our journey.


Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.


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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 be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

Fitch Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.


FOR NEW YORK ROLES ONLY: Expected base pay salary range for the role is $90,000 - $120,000 per year Actual salaries will be determined on an individualized basis and may vary based on factors including but not limited to education, training, experience, past performance, and other job-related factors. Base pay is one part of Fitch’s total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, long-term incentives, and other benefits sponsored by Fitch.






Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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