Job Summary: The Economy/Government Editor - Middle East & North Africa will involve working with colleagues to untangle complex issues from Morocco to Iran and everything in between. Based in the Middle East, we expect you to be full of ideas for news and features that break the mould. You will have the opportunity to contribute to all of Bloomberg's platforms and shape our coverage of the region's economies and politics. A head for numbers and a grasp of the geopolitical narratives that drive the region's markets are essential. We are looking for an innovator with an eye for detail who can work across platforms to help transform a good story into a great story.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Edit breaking news and enterprise stories, often working under time pressure
File fast and accurate headlines when needed
Collaborate effectively across multiple platforms
Help shape and coordinate coverage across the region
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The Economy/Government Editor should have experience covering economies or politics with a proven ability to deliver stories
Excellent news judgement and experience in a real-time news environment
A flair for writing and editing standout stories
Good team player who collaborates easily and effectively
Extensive knowledge of the region and/or any of its languages are an asset
Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Bloomberg L.P. was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981 with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 30% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch. Bloomberg L.P. provides financial software tools such as an analytics and equity trading platform, data services, and news to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg Terminal (via its Bloomberg Professional Service), its core revenue-generating product. Bloomberg L.P. also includes a wire service (Bloomberg News), a global television network (Bloomberg Television), digital websites, a radio station (WBBR), subscription-only newsletters, and three magazines: Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, and Bloomberg Pursuits. In 2014, Bloomberg L.P. launched Bloomberg Politics, a multiplatform media property that merged the company's political news teams, and has recruited two veteran political journalists, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, to run it.