Senior Reporter - Mergers & Acquisitions


Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted March 16, 2023
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Founded in 2005, MLex is an innovative news-media organization providing exclusive market insight, analysis and commentary on regulatory risk.  MLex’s coverage spans the world’s foremost regulators in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America, offering up-to-the-minute coverage of regulatory threats and opportunities.  MLex employs an investigative journalistic approach and forensic coverage of cases via an unrivalled team of experienced and expert reporters, qualified lawyers and industry experts.  MLex helps LexisNexis better serve the rapidly changing customer needs in the area of legal and regulatory news, insight and analysis.
MLex is a global business that serves customers in North America, Continental Europe, the UK, Asia and Latin America.  The MLex organization operates out of various offices around the world including London, Brussels, Washington D.C., Hong-Kong, San Francisco and Sao Paolo. 


MLex is looking for a seasoned journalist in Washington, DC, to cover mergers in the US.
The beat involves coverage of regulatory risk related to mergers in the US, and in particular, the coverage of DOJ and FTC reviews of major deals. MLex seeks to get ahead of the procedural story through deep-dive analyses of the markets and case law to anticipate where regulatory problems may lie. It's a high-pressure beat in which there's an expectation you'll break market-moving news while offering the forward-looking analysis that helps inform investment and corporate decision-making. The readership is exacting but broad, covering law firms advising on deals, the regulators overseeing approvals, investors trading off of merging companies' share-price volatility, and the companies themselves at senior levels.
Purpose of the role:
To conduct US M&A regulatory coverage, breaking exclusive stories and writing forward-looking commentary and analysis on emerging M&A situations, particularly those of interest to the hedge-fund arbitrage readership.
To lead the coverage through hands-on mentoring and coordination on individual stories and longer-term story management, with deference to and in coordination with the Global Chief Correspondent and reporting to the Managing Editor.
To coordinate, under the GCC, with the rest of the global MLex teams to ensure joined-up coverage of international mergers often undergoing parallel reviews in multiple jurisdictions.
To be a point of contact for the outside world, particularly the US, representing MLex's US M&A coverage in the press, and to subscribers among the legal and hedge-fund readership.

Key competencies/skills & experience:

  • An ability to break exclusive news day in, day out.

  • An ability to pursue hard-to-get information from evasive sources.

  • An ability to build and maintain a network of sources in the regulatory community.

  • An ability to train and inspire others, by leading by example and through soft-management skills.


MLex, a division of RELX Group, is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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