Summer Associate, Corporate Development - j2 Digital Media

Internship New York, New York


Description

Position at Ziff Davis

The Corporate Development function at j2 Digital Media works closely with senior management at j2 Global, Ziff Davis, Everyday Health Group and other leaders across the j2 portfolio to identify, evaluate and execute inorganic growth strategies.  Over the last few years, j2 Digital Media has been one of the most acquisitive companies in digital media – a trend that will continue as M&A is core to the firm’s philosophy and growth strategy.

Over the course of the summer internship program, this position will be expected to play an active role in idea generation, sourcing, evaluation, structuring, execution and integration of deals across the j2 Digital Media portfolio.  Work may include bottoms-up financial modeling and valuation analysis, meetings with target companies and intermediaries, presentations to senior leadership, due diligence support and project management.  As part of the Corporate Development team, this person will work in partnership with business unit leaders as well as Corporate teams including Finance, Legal, Human Resources and Technology to drive outcomes and processes related to mergers and acquisitions. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist business unit leaders in developing operating and financial analysis and models for acquisition targets
  • Create investment recommendations and related presentations for review by senior management, including the CEO and Board of Directors of j2 Global, Inc.
  • Monitor industry activities, perform industry research and develop recommendations for potential inorganic growth within j2 Digital Media’s existing businesses or expansion into new areas
  • Actively contribute to the negotiation of transaction terms and legal documentation
  • Develop detailed financial models and valuation analysis for potential transactions
  • Lead work streams and virtual deal teams
  • Interface with Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Information Technology, Tax and other departments of j2 Digital Media to ensure seamless deal execution

Skills/Requirements

  • Completion of the first year of a top MBA program
  • 1-4 years of experience in investment banking, management consulting, private equity, venture capital, or corporate development; experience in the consumer internet or media space is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in modeling, analysis and research
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter capable of working independently
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience working effectively as part of a small team
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to work well in cross-functional teams and develop strong rapport with senior and executive management, founders/entrepreneurs and intermediaries
  • Ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and driven by a new challenge
  • Willingness to travel
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Overview

j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) is a leading internet information and services company that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of over 40 brands in the digital media and cloud services sectors.  The Digital Media segment of j2 Global is comprised of two core divisions – Ziff Davis and Everyday Health Group.  The Ziff Davis portfolio covers the Technology, Shopping, Gaming and Broadband sectors – and its brands include Mashable, Offers.com, PCMag.com, IGN, Humble Bundle, AskMen and Salesify.  Everyday Health Group operates a portfolio of brands focused on digital health – including EverydayHealth.com, MedPageToday, WhatToExpect.com, Health eCareers, Prime CME and Castle Connolly Top Doctors.  Brands across the j2 Digital Media portfolio deliver advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide through a variety of different business models. The Company is headquartered in New York City and has offices worldwide.


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