Summer Associate Intern, Corporate Development

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Business Unit
Ziff Davis
Regular Full-Time


Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), is a leading digital-first media company currently operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands – including, Mashable, IGN, MedPage Today, Everyday Health, AskMen, SpeedTest,, emedia and Salesify – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. Ziff Davis delivers 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.

The Corporate Development function at Ziff Davis works closely with senior management at j2 Global, Ziff Davis and other leaders across the Ziff Davis portfolio to identify, evaluate and execute inorganic growth strategies for Ziff Davis and its portfolio companies.  Over the last few years, Ziff Davis 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 Ziff Davis 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 Information Technology to drive outcomes and processes related to mergers and acquisitions.

**Ziff Davis is an Equal Opportunity Employer**


  • Assist business unit leaders in developing operating and financial analysis and models regarding acquisition opportunities, and resulting recommendations to senior leadership
  • Monitor industry activities, perform industry research and develop recommendations for potential inorganic growth within Ziff Davis’ existing businesses or expansion into new areas
  • Create investment conclusions and related presentations for review by the senior management team of Ziff Davis and j2 Global
  • 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 Ziff Davis to ensure seamless deal execution


  • Completion of the first year of a top MBA program
  • 1-4 years of experience in investment banking (preferably in an M&A or TMT group), management consulting, private equity, venture capital, or corporate development
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 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


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