M&A Reporter & Researcher

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(15/11/2023 15:09)
Oct 2023-16338
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Job Summary:

The Deal is seeking a determined and resourceful junior reporter and researcher to join our award-winning staff.


The reporter will be responsible for initial outreach to company executives, investors and others in the world of dealmaking to uncover exclusive news stories various sectors and industries. The reporter will have the opportunity to work closely with senior editors and reporters in an apprenticeship capacity to build a source book and produce news stories and other compelling content from their reporting.


The ideal candidate will have a strong willingness to hit the phones, cultivate rapport with key corporate decision-makers, and extract hard-to-obtain information from sources.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Source Exclusive News Stories: Proactively initiate communication with private company CEOs and executives via phone calls, emails, and other channels to uncover exclusive news and valuable insights.
  • Collaborate with Senior Reporters: Collaborate with senior reporters to identify potential sources, arrange interviews, and provide critical research support, thereby enhancing the quality and depth of news reporting.
  • Coordinate Meetings and Conversations with Executives: Schedule and manage interviews and discussions with company leaders, ensuring seamless information flow and timely follow-ups to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Cultivate Quick Rapport: Develop strong relationships with industry leaders, earning their trust and openness to facilitate the exchange of confidential information.
  • Navigate Information Gaps: Skillfully probe sources and new corners of the market to acquire elusive or sensitive details related to private companies, using effective questioning techniques.


Office Attendance:

Hybrid — Attend the office in New York regularly to facilitate team collaboration and coordination.




  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional research and investigative abilities.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Meticulous organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in communication tools and software for research and coordination.


Salary & Benefits:

  • Annual base salary along with competitive commission structure.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, dental, and retirement options.
  • Professional development opportunities and a clear path for career growth within the organization.
  • A supportive and dynamic work environment that encourages creativity and innovation.


If you are a determined individual with a strong willingness to engage, develop quick rapport with key decision-makers, and excel at obtaining valuable information from sources, we encourage you to apply today. Join us in our mission to unveil and share the untold stories of the private sector.


The Deal is an equal opportunity employer, welcoming candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences.


About The Deal:

The Deal is part of Delinian, a global platform of well-respected information services businesses. The Deal is an award-winning publication for dealmakers and investors, delivering actionable transaction intelligence to over 100,000 institutional users. Institutions such as law firms, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and service providers use The Deal service to uncover trends and source related ideas and business opportunities. Across our unique lineup of products, including exclusive news, special reports, alerts, people coverage, company databases and email newsletters, our team of journalists, data analysts and product developers strive to bring daily coverage and analysis of the deal economy’s people and firms to our diverse audience. Join our dynamic team as we uncover the untold narratives within the private sector.


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The annual salary range for this position is $50,000 to $75,000. The actual compensation may vary based on geographic location, work experience, education and skill levels. Our total compensation packages may also include competitive annual bonuses, commissions, or quarterly MBOs, dependent on the role. These will be discussed with you during the interview process. The salary range represents Delinian’s good faith belief of the current market-value for the role at the time of this posting and is provided in support of New York’s Salary Transparency initiative.




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