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Principal Investigative Journalist Analyst - Aligned Investors in Des Moines, Iowa

Aligned Investors is a specialized US equity manager within Principal Global Investors. The dedicated team based in Des Moines, IA, manages over $29B in assets under management in its MidCap and Blue-Chip strategies. Aligned Investors’ process involves long-term ownership of high-quality companies that are led by owner-operators. This distinctive process has produced exceptional results through market cycles since 1999. Aligned Investors benefits from the focus of a boutique firm while leveraging the deep resources of Principal Global Investors.

Aligned is seeking an Investigative Journalist to contribute to our fundamental, long-term, bottom up investment research approach. Our investment approach has been highly successful over the past 20 years and is based on deep fundamental work on companies. We envision this position as an extension of that work, using traditional and digital methods to source information on a given company or topic. We are seeking candidates who have experience doing investigative reporting, preferably experience doing business related reporting. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional journalist, who is driven, curious and open to applying their talents in a non-traditional field of work.

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Journalism or Business plus 2 or more years relevant work experience, required.

  • Proven track record of long-form journalism.

  • Experience sourcing information across a variety of subject matters using both digital and traditional means of research.

  • Ability to prioritize, source, accumulate, and present relevant information across diverse topics.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

  • Travel is required for the role.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

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Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2020-28516

Enterprise Segment: PGI

Business Area: PGI Aligned

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt