Defense Policy Analyst

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 analysts to help produce rich, in-depth information for a new product examining the implications of government actions for the energy industry. The analyst will join an industry-focused team of editors, reporters, and financial analysts to deliver high-quality content to customers. The analyst will:
- Write and issue reports of anticipated government actions and upcoming events, e.g., new rules or potential legislative outcomes
- Analyze the congressional and regulatory process and closely monitor relevant events in the industry
- Outline potential policy scenarios and assess the likely impact of each scenario
- Work with team to quantify the impact of government actions on business and defense industry
- Analyze and report implications of appropriations legislation, government contract awards, and governmental decisions for businesses and industries

- Undergraduate degree in government or political science
- At least two years of professional work experience analyzing government and political affairs
- A deep understanding of the political, legislative and regulatory processes
- In-depth knowledge of the defense industry
- Exceptional research and analytical skills
- Superior ability to disaggregate information and understand issues
- Ability to draw conclusions from a well-documented and well-supported set of analyses
- Understanding of government affairs, politics, business, and technology
- Ability to deliver information accurately in a fast-paced environment with insight and perspective
- Demonstrable attention to detail and organizational skills
- An entrepreneurial and energetic approach to the job
- A good communicator, collaborator and team player