Defense Policy Team Leader

Oct 21, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
Ms. Hassana Tutt
Full Time
The Company
Few organizations can keep up with the fast-paced, 24/7 nature of today's media coverage; even fewer can claim to have helped shape it. Bloomberg is the leading global provider of financial data, news and analytics. Bloomberg provides real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news and communications tools to corporations, news organizations, financial and legal professionals and individuals around the world.

Bloomberg Government - BGOV, for short - is a new, web-based information tool that will report on, analyze and quantify the impact of government actions on business and industry across key sectors of the economy, including health, finance, energy, labor, defense, technology, and transportation. It will bring the same unparalleled level of fact-based, objective reporting and analysis to policymaking that Bloomberg provides to the financial community.

The Role
Bloomberg is seeking an experienced defense editor. This editor will be responsible for managing an industry-focused team of reporters. The ideal candidate should have at least five years of experience in business or government journalism, such as for a financial newspaper or real-time news service, and be able to produce clear, concise, and accurate copy under deadline pressure. This editor will shepherd stories from conception to publication. This editor will work with other editors, reporters and analysts, and be able to understand and analyze government and industry data. Additional responsibilities include:
- Collaborating with Bloomberg Government industry editors and analysts
- Producing content to meet Bloomberg Government's mission
- Managing reporters in coordination with Bloomberg Government editors
- Managing and optimizing processes and procedures within the reporting team
- Ensuring that reporters work closely with industry analysts
- Providing insights and industry perspective

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- At least five years of business or governemnt journalism experience as an editor
- A minimum of five years in a management/supervisory position with a proven track record of success
- Experience working in a real-time news environment is desirable
- Deep knowledge of defense from a government and business perspective
- Experience covering both government and business
- Ability to deliver information accurately in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to think quickly to provide insights and perspective into industry reports
- Demonstrable attention to detail and organizational skills
- An entrepreneurial and energetic approach to the job
- A good communicator, collaborator and team player
- Knowledge of the government, economy, financial markets and industry