Job opportunity: Investigative reporter, Japan

Debtwire, part of the Mergermarket and Financial Times Group, and a leading provider of intelligence and research covering the global fixed income markets, is seeking to hire an investigative reporter for our Japan coverage.

Financial reporting experience and a familiarity with Asian financial markets – especially for bonds and loans –– is a plus but not a necessity. We tend to hire candidates without financial experience who can prove from their prior reporting experience that they are self-starters, determined, analytical and quick learners with the ability to write clearly and coherently.

We provide concerted training to our reporters, allowing them to make a mark in a dynamic, specialized market by providing a flow of scoops and analysis on debt raising, restructurings and fraud.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious reporter seeking a platform to be able to really dig.  The ideal candidate would be based in Tokyo, but we can consider people in Hong Kong or Singapore. Fluency in English and Japanese is a must.

Pay and benefits are competitive and commensurate to experience. Junior and senior reporters are invited to apply.

The specific responsibilities are:

  • Identify and report on Japanese companies that are facing insolvency or are seeking leveraged debt funding.
  • Identify and develop sources in the investment, advisory, legal and other related fields.

The Mergermarket Group has a strong regional Asian presence, with offices in Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul and Mumbai. Mergermarket is part of The Financial Times Group, which is a Pearson company.

Reporting to

Editor, Asia-Pacific


Candidates should apply to:

The Mergermarket Group is fully committed to a policy of non-discrimination and to promoting equality of opportunity in employment on the grounds of merit, experience, skills and aptitude in order to maximise the full potential of both existing and prospective employees.

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