Job Summary: The Oil Market Reporter will Bloomberg News’ energy team in Dubai. A crucial element of our market-leading product is tracking ships and building cargo-flow histories to combine with the best breaking news around. As well being able to report on a range of energy stories in the Middle East, we are seeking someone who can mix the analytic skills for tanker tracking with the journalistic flair to bring that work to life. You are an experienced reporter with excellent writing skills, an eye for a good story and a can-do attitude. You pay attention to detail and work well under tight deadlines. You are at ease telling your stories on several platforms, whether it's breaking news for a professional audience, a blog post or being interviewed on TV.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Cover oil trading in the Middle East and North Africa
Track ships and build carefully checked data sets on your findings
Collaborate with other reporters and editors around the world
Plan ahead for news events
Be committed to the best journalist practices, sound judgment and willingness to learn.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The Oil Market Reporter must hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent
At least three years’ experience in reporting, preferably on oil markets
Ability to write quickly and concisely on deadline
Experience of working of data journalism would be a plus
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; Arabic or Farsi skills an advantage
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.