News Analyst

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Focus Finance, a global network of students interested in finance & banking. Our analysts and partners work across 5 report streams (M&A Deals, Industry Trends, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Global M&A Outlook) to deliver high-quality and rich content reports to our readership and institutional partners. We bring together 90+ passionate, motivated and determined students from 35 universities across 12 countries to provide a truly international platform for career development and networking. We are active, self-managed and always looking for new challenges.

Job Description

Working with us

While applicants for this role can still be developing their technical knowledge, strong writing abilities and industry awareness are critical to success. As a news analyst, you will conduct research on breaking news related to M&A transactions and/or financial markets. You will need to stay engaged with various news sources throughout the day and be able to read and interpret press releases, annual reports, and corporate filings from relevant companies. 

You will then be responsible for conveying this information in a clear, concise, and grammatically correct format. This content will be distributed across our website and various social media accounts, delivering information to thousands of readers and driving engagement on our platforms.

In this position, you will be able to develop your understanding of financial markets and transactions, while honing your writing and analytical skills. Analysts will also have the opportunity for greater involvement in our business support functions, and as their technical knowledge improves they will be the first in line for positions on our research teams. You will have full access to Focus Finance,  networking and developing connections within our organization of the brightest students from universities around the globe.

And if you are motivated and curious, more challenging projects and positions are in for you.

Your key responsibilities

 

  • Staying engaged with relevant news sources throughout the week (WSJ, Reuters, Seeking Alpha, etc.)

  • Reading the relevant portions of financial filings related stories you’re covering

  • Writing clear, concise news stories at least twice a week

  • Write concise news alerts in an Instagram Stories format at least twice a week

  • Engaging in the development and improvement of our News Division

Qualifications

We carefully recruit all our members to ensure consistency across our branches. We are looking at a number of skills and interests throughout the recruitment process:

  • Undergraduate student specializing in finance, management, economics, engineering, computer science or similar (we welcome applications from all universities across the globe)

  • Accentuated interest in finance, capital markets and banking, as well as digital marketing and social media

  • Commercial and business awareness in the financial services industry

  • Attention to details and highly organized 

  • Core soft skills – teamwork, adaptability, resilience, international mindset

  • Problem solver, data-savvy, quick learner 

Additional Information

You may submit your CV and a cover letter (either in the ‘Message to Hiring Manager’ or as an additional attachment). A member of the Human Capital Management team will screen your application and inform you regarding the next steps.

Do you have questions regarding this job opening? For more information, please contact Kyle Amelio (Head of Social Media) or the Human Capital Management team via the Contact function on our website (www.focusfinance.org/contact)

Focus Finance provides equal opportunities for all members and applicants for employment. It prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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