Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20005
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
You are responsible for helping readers understand the people running for and serving in Congress, the leaders setting the congressional agenda, and the lobbying and campaign finance activity that fuel politics and elections. You will work with a core team of reporters and editors at Bloomberg Government, plus teams around the newsroom, to ensure that readers are aware of election developments, including the issues driving the debate, the personalities involved, and outside activities. You’ll also work with leadership and policy reporters so readers know the legislative strategies being pursued by House and Senate leaders, with intelligence about what’s around the corner and how and why plans shift.
Excellent leadership, news judgment, editing, and story-management skills. Strong and thoughtful analytical and decision making, and the ability to assess which items need to be handled with urgency and which should be considered further. Effective change management skills and ability to help drive the group. Demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams, develop relationships and influence news reporting and editing, including with personnel who don’t directly report to you. . Experience with nonpartisan, neutral reporting and analysis of political and election developments. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and ability to show those skills on tight deadlines. Knowledge of digital news and information publishing operations. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 7+ years’ journalistic, legal, or business publishing experience, including reporting, writing and substantive editing of complex material. Demostrated record of success in identifying, developing and publishing terrific stories. Experience with federal election coverage preferred.