Energy Reporter

Employer
Location
Washington
Posted
Oct 21, 2010
Closes
Nov 20, 2010
Contact
Ms. Hassana Tutt
Duration
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 experienced energy reporters in its Washington, DC office. These reporters will cover energy policy from the legislative, regulatory and business perspectives, ranging from Capitol Hill to federal agencies. They will focus on reporting and analyzing the business implications of government actions. The successful applicant should have the ability to source within Congress and the White House as well as in federal agencies. The applicant should also be knowledgeable about the economy, financial markets and business. Applicants should have the ability to produce breaking news stories under real-time deadline pressure in a team environment, even as they regularly develop sophisticated, exclusive enterprise and analytic pieces.

Qualifications
- Bachelors degree or the equivalent
- At least one to three years of journalism or energy experience
- At least one to three years experience in business or government journalism, such as for a financial newspaper or real-time news service
- Ability to write quickly, concisely and accurately under deadline pressure
- Ability to source within Congress and the White House as well as in federal agencies
- Experience covering government and business
- Experience working on Capitol Hill or at a federal agency is a plus
- An entrepreneurial and energetic approach to the job
- A good communicator, collaborator and team player
- A curious mind and a scrappy passion for reporting
- Demonstrable attention to detail and organizational skills
- Knowledge of the government, economy, financial markets and business is essential