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

Employer
Fitch Ratings
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 10, 2017
Closes
Jul 17, 2017
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

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.