Job Description

We are looking for a reporter to cover the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions. Giant corporate deals not only remake entire industries, but they also change the world in which we live. Look no further than Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods or the tie-up between CVS and Aetna. M&A is a global industry, generating big profits at Wall Street banks and smaller advisory firms, employing an army of lawyers and consultants, and creating a caste of superstar investment bankers. Throw in a touch of antitrust law and geopolitics, and it’s a very hot beat.

We want a well-sourced reporter who can explain M&A and the broader deals landscape to both regular readers and a professional audience. This person should be able to break news about the biggest, most important deals and to write authoritative on-the-fly stories when deals get announced. But we also view this beat as more than just transactional. We want a reporter to help explain what happens after all the papers are signed and the lawyers have left the room – how these mergers affect communities, corporate culture and consumers.

The right candidate should be able to produce a mix of important scoops, hard-hitting investigations, news analyses, trends stories, and features. This person should also be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling, as we rethink our financial coverage. Most importantly, we are looking for a hard-hitting reporter who works well in a team.

This is New York-based Guild position.

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

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