Senior Reporter, Distressed Debt


New York City, New York

Date Posted March 03, 2023
Industry Financial Services
Specialty Financial Writing
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Annual base salary: $64,800-$144,000


At PitchBook, we are always looking forward. We continue to innovate, evolve and invest in ourselves to bring out the best in everyone. We’re deeply collaborative and thrive on the excitement, energy and fun that reverberates throughout the company. 

Our extensive mentorship, education and training programs help us create a culture of curiosity that pushes us to always find new solutions and better ways of doing things. The combination of a rapidly evolving industry and our high ambitions means there’s going to be some ambiguity along the way, but we excel when we challenge ourselves. We’re willing to take risks, fail fast and do it all over again in the pursuit of excellence.

If you have a good attitude and are willing to roll up your sleeves to get things done, PitchBook is the place for you. 


About the Role:

Leveraged Commentary & Data (LCD) provides real-time news and research on the leveraged finance markets to 80,000-plus subscribers worldwide. The News Team is responsible for covering leveraged loan, high yield and high grade deals in market and for providing analytical stories that contextualize the market trends and data. Coverage includes primary and secondary markets, distressed credits and various market indices.

The Distressed Debt Sr. Reporter is responsible for covering, in real-time and in-depth, developing distressed debt impacting the U.S. leveraged finance space, with special emphasis on leveraged loans and high yield bonds. The Reporter will use their knowledge of the debt markets and ability to develop and maintain market sources to generate compelling content for our audience.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Generate detailed news stories, on daily basis, illuminating the distressed debt space in the leveraged finance markets (i.e., loan debt issuers facing financial downturn/distress/potential bankruptcy or restructuring)
  • Generate, over the longer-term, trend-based stories on the distressed debt market space, illustrating the potential direction of the overall market
  • Build and maintain a network of market sources covering all aspects of the leveraged debt restructuring market, including deal advisers, investors, lawyers and issuers
  • Work collaboratively within the LCD News team to provide market insight on the broader leveraged debt markets (new issues, trading levels and activity and more)
  • Support the vision and values of the company through role modeling and encouraging desired behaviors
  • Participate in various company initiatives and projects as requested


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience reporting on and/or analyzing the debt markets or related experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail with ability to work with data-intensive content
  • Ability to generate accurate and relevant news copy and content on a daily basis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced/real-time news environment
  • Ability to work effectively as part of highly productive team
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, along with the ability to pick up new systems and software easily


Benefits + Compensation at PitchBook:

Physical Health            

  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Additional medical wellness incentives 
  • STD, LTD, AD&D and life insurance


Emotional Health 

  • Paid sabbatical program after four years
  • Paid family and paternity leave 
  • Annual educational stipend
  • Ability to apply for tuition reimbursement
  • CFA exam stipend 
  • Robust training programs on industry and soft skills 
  • Employee assistance program
  • Generous allotment of vacation days, sick days and volunteer days 


Social Health 

  • Matching gifts program
  • Employee resource groups
  • Subsidized emergency childcare  
  • Dependent Care FSA
  • Company-wide events
  • Employee referral bonus program  
  • Quarterly team building events


Financial Health 

  • 401k match
  • Shared ownership employee stock program 
  • Monthly transportation stipend  


*Please be aware the above PitchBook benefit and perk offerings are subject to corresponding plan and policy documents and may change during the course of your employment.



  • Annual base salary: $64,800-$144,000
  • Target annual bonus percentage: 10%


*Starting pay will be based on several factors and commensurate with qualifications & experience. We also have a location-based compensation structure; there may be different ranges for candidates by location.


Life At PB:

We are consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work and our culture is at the heart of our success. It’s our fundamental belief that people do and create great things and that people are the cornerstone of prosperity. We believe that proactively seeking out different points of view, listening to others, learning and reflecting on what we’ve heard creates a sense of belonging within PitchBook and strengthens the PitchBook community.


We are excited to get to know you and your background. Concerned that you might not meet every requirement? We encourage you to still apply as you might be the right candidate for the role or other roles at PitchBook.