Data-Journalism Research Analyst (Sifted/Dealroom)

Job description

About Dealroom

Dealroom is Europe’s leading information database & research firm for startups, technology, and venture capital. We provide actionable insights and decision-support tools to venture capital & private equity funds, investment banks, consultants and corporate executives.

 

About Sifted

Sifted is the new Financial Times-backed media site for Europe’s innovators and entrepreneurs, bringing a distinctive European voice to the global tech debate. Sifted is partnering with Dealroom to generate, investigate and analyse journalism-worthy data driven insights about this world.  

 

Responsibilities

As a Research Analyst, you are responsible for producing high-quality in-depth reports on tech companies, sectors, countries and VC investments, with a global scope, and focus on Europe. This includes:

 

  • Weekly and monthly output of high quality reports (both on-demand bespoke research and public reports) by analysing data and identifying trends
  • Be able to position yourself at the forefront of the news on “all things tech” (new startups, funding rounds, exits, trends), and/or a sub-sector focus (e.g. marketplaces, or fintech)
  • Interviewing investors, founders, governments, consultants
  • Engaging with our customers (investors, corporates, angel investors) to understand their needs

Your Sifted responsibilities add an extra dimension this role, in that you will be expected to:

 

  • Proactively identify and propose news-worthy data, trends or insights through both data analysis and talking to your network of contributors, sources and key industry thought leaders
  • Work with the Sifted team to identify specific areas worthy of further investigation
  • Dig deep into those areas to create the “consumer friendly” reports and charts on which the journalism will be based and, depending on your skillset, write or contribute to the final story     

To support you in your role, you will have access to a team of research analysts who can help crunch data and produce charts & slides.

Requirements

Qualities we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an analytical field (e.g. Business, Economics, Data Science, Finance, Mathematics or Statistics)
  • 4+ years of work experience in research and/or data analytics in the field of startups and venture capital
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with a strong emphasis in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrable passion for technology, startups and venture capital markets are a must
  • An eye for a good/interesting story, and an understanding of where deeper journalism can add real value to data
  • You are fluent in English and have as a minimum solid writing skills
  • Experience either as a data-driven journalist or analytical role at a consulting firm/investment bank are a plus

Benefits of working at Dealroom

  • Startup atmosphere and environment
  • Competitive salary and travel reimbursement
  • Daily lunch and drinks

Location

  • Amsterdam HQ

Start Date

  • Immediately