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Dow Jones Associate Director, M&A in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

About Us:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile, and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world's largest news gathering operations globally. Our leading publications and products include the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Position Overview:

As an Associate Director, M&A , you will play a pivotal role in our M&A and investments team, contributing to all phases of the deal process. Working closely with senior team members, you will assist in the execution of M&A transactions, from initial research and analysis to due diligence, financial modeling, and deal structuring. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and detail-oriented individual to gain hands-on experience.

You will work in our midtown Manhattan office 3 to 5 days every week (number of days varies based on business need) and report to the SVP, Strategy & Chief of Staff to the CEO.

Responsibilities:

  • Financial Analysis: Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, including valuation modeling, financial statement analysis, and benchmarking, to support deal decision-making.

  • Market Research : Perform industry and market research to identify potential targets and assess market dynamics, trends, and competitive landscapes.

  • Due Diligence : Assist in due diligence efforts by gathering and analyzing data, preparing diligence reports, and assessing risks and opportunities associated with target companies.

  • Deal Execution : Support senior team members in deal execution, including drafting memos for the Office of the CEO, business case decks, and board presentations, as well as coordinating with legal, accounting, and other external advisors.

  • Stakeholder Management : Interact with stakeholders across Dow Jones and parent News Corporation, providing updates on deal progress, integration updates, resolving inquiries, and ensuring clear communication on all M&A and investment activities

  • Relationship Management : Cultivate and maintain relationships with bankers, private equity funds, industry professionals, and other key stakeholders to support business development efforts and identify potential deal opportunities.

  • Team Collaboration : Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams within the organization, including legal & compliance, accounting / tax, HR, and IT teams, to ensure seamless execution of transactions.

You Have:

  • The willingness and ability to work onsite in our midtown Manhattan office at least 3 days and up to 5 days every week (number of days depends on business needs)

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of B2B M&A experience in investment banking or M&A advisory/consulting OR minimum 8 years in corporate development including initial research and analysis, due diligence, valuation modeling, deal structuring, anpre-integration planning

  • Strong financial modeling skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and financial analysis tools

  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with a keen attention to detail

  • Experience interpreting complex financial data

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts clearly and concisely

  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, managing multiple priorities and meeting tight deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues at all levels

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Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Retirement Plans

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans

  • Education Benefits

  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • Family Care Benefits

  • Commuter Transit Program

  • Subscription Discounts

  • Employee Referral Program

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Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - OCEO

Job Category: Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $65,000 - $200,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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