Credit Analyst, Associate Director covering Telecommunications, Media and Technology sectors

Fitch Ratings
New York, USA
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Fitch is seeking an Associate Director for coverage of the Telecommunications, Media & Technology sectors, in particular coverage for Media & Entertainment.   The ideal candidate is someone who:

- has some knowledge of and a keen interest in learning more about the Media & Entertainment industries;

- has a professional background in capital markets and/or credit analysis and well developed financial statement analysis skills;

- wants to deepen their exposure to and understanding of the debt capital markets;

- has a strong pattern of leadership and the ability to proactively and successfully interact with various stakeholders, both within and outside of the organization;

Qualitative credentials will weigh meaningfully in the selection of the candidate. A healthy sense of intellectual curiosity is critical, along with a demonstrated willingness and ability to attack and explain topics of analytical complexity. Fitch is a team-oriented work environment, so excellent communication skills are essential, as is a high productivity work-ethic and results oriented mindset.

Essential Functions of this position include:

-Performing analysis of key quantitative and qualitative factors influencing credit quality of companies in the Media & Entertainment  sectors;

- Developing and maintaining comprehensive financial models;

- Participating in meetings with Telecommunications, Media & Technology industry management teams;

- Presenting analysis of companies to internal credit rating committees;

- Involvement in communicating rating rationale to external audiences (primarily institutional investors, sell-side analysts and media) in meetings, conference calls, press releases and written research reports;

- Participating in the evaluation of other credits within Corporates, as well as other related credit groups.

Position Requirements

- Bachelor's degree at minimum, MBA or other advanced degree a plus;

- CFA/CPA or CFA candidate preferred;
- 3+ years relevant Media & Entertainment experience, some coverage or knowledge of the Telecommunication, Media & Technology  sectors a plus;

- capital markets and/or credit analysis experience a plus;
- Expertise in Excel and Word;
- Strong analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
- Ability to shift fluidly between multiple projects as priorities change; 

- Ability to excel in a team oriented environment.


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