9fin • London

Senior Distressed Reporter

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first – no mandatory office days, use the office as often as you wish

Core hours 10–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

About 9fin

Debt is the world's largest asset class, and it operates with the worst technology: trillions of dollars of trades are placed over the phone, news is slow, and information is scattered.

Our mission is to change this. 9fin's proprietary technology delivers fast and comprehensive news, data, and analysis on all aspects of corporate debt, from company financials through to credit analysis, legal documentation and ESG.

We enable our clients to make faster and better-informed decisions, helping them win more business and save time. Our fast-growing list of clients include 9 of the top 10 investment banks, as well as leading asset managers, hedge funds and law firms.

The opportunity

9fin is seeking a senior reporter to join our European team covering the distressed debt and restructuring market.

We’re looking for an experienced journalist with an existing source-base and a track record of breaking news, who will relish the opportunity to delve into all of the fascinating stories as the new UK insolvency regime and EU Directive on restructuring are tested across the continent.

If you can follow this fast-paced market while maintaining best-in-class editorial standards and collaborating with our team of reporters, analysts, and lawyers, we want to work with you.

Every day is different, but here’s an example of the kind of things you’ll work on:

  • Breaking news — You’ll be part of a team that regularly breaks stories on what’s going on in distressed debt, from deteriorating company earnings all the way through to messy out-of-court restructurings
  • Feature-writing — You’ll know how to write longer-form articles that connect the dots between daily news and broader market trends
  • Generating ideas — You’ll provide a consistent stream of new ideas, whether that’s identifying new situations to cover, or thinking up new ways to cover them
  • Monitoring markets — You’ll learn to harness our technology to identify new opportunities, ensuring that 9fin’s coverage of the distressed market is timely and comprehensive

Requirements

This role will be a great fit if you are:

    • Experienced — 2+ years reporting on debt markets
    • Personable — Inquisitive and outgoing, always making new connections and sharing ideas
    • Organised — Able to maintain a deep network of sources, as well as story pipeline and deadlines
    • Communicative — Clear and concise in your written and verbal language, and able to explain complex ideas in simple terms
    • Judicious — Committed to providing detailed and accurate information, and able to strike the right balance between urgency and perfection
    • Driven — Endlessly curious, self-motivated, and passionate about doing a good job

Benefits

We’re a scaling start up and we enjoy sharing our success, when the company succeeds, we always reinvest that in our people.  We also offer huge amounts of responsibility, an abundance of opportunity for growth and a platform to truly excel.

Financial & Insurance

  • Competitive Salary (our salary bands are benchmarked at the top end of the market)
  • Equity options
  • Pension (your minimum contributions are 4% with 9fin matching up to 7%)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Paid sick leave with income protection for long periods of illness
  • Group Life Assurance 
  • Season ticket loan & cycle to work schemes

Time off 

  • 25 holiday days per year
  • Local public holidays (with the ability to exchange them for alternative days)
  • Hybrid working model, to allow you the flexibility to decide how, where and when you do your best work
  • Work abroad for up to 3 months a year
  • 1 month paid sabbatical after 5 years of service
  • Enhanced parental leave & flexible working arrangements available

Training & Culture 

  • Professional learning and development budget
  • Quarterly team socials
  • Summer and Winter company social events

9fin is an equal opportunities employer

Don’t meet every single requirement? At 9fin we are dedicated to building a fair and inclusive workplace where everyone can reach their potential and truly belong. Diverse teams provide the most creative and productive environments — so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t *perfectly* align, we encourage you to apply anyway. You just might be exactly who we’re looking for.

    Company benefits

    Share options
    Open to part-time employees
    Health insurance – Vitality (lots of other perks!)
    Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay
    Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
    Work from anywhere scheme – work abroad for 3 months a year
    Personal development budgets – £1250 a year to spend on L&D
    Dental coverage
    Matched pension contribution
    Financial coaching – A 1:1 finance consultation with our benefits broker
    Dog friendly office
    Open to compressed hours
    Hofy home office set up
    Enhanced WFH tools
    Mental health days
    Compassionate leave
    Women’s health leave
    Enhanced sick pay
    Enhanced sick days
    Season ticket loan
    Bank holiday swaps
    Shared parental leave
    Cycle to work scheme
    Annual pay rises
    Life insurance
    Equity packages
    Sabbaticals
    Skilled worker visas
    Employee assistance programme
    L&D budget
    Location
    98%
    Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
    Hours
    88%
    Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
    Benefits
    77%
    Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
    Work-life balance
    75%
    Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
    Role modelling
    90%
    Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
    Autonomy
    86%
    Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

    Additional employee ratings
    (these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

    Diversity
    67%
    Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
    Inclusion
    83%
    Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
    Culture
    85%
    Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
    Mission
    87%
    Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
    Salary
    72%
    Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

    Working at 9fin

    Company employees

    150+

    Gender diversity (male:female)

    63:37

    Office locations

    London, New York, Belfast

    Hiring Countries

    United Kingdom

    United States

    Awards & Achievements

    Most flexible companies

    Most flexible companies

    Flexa100 2024

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