Bloomberg plans to hire more than 100 journalists and analysts in Washington for a new product called Bloomberg Government (BGOV) that “will intensely cover the business implications of government actions — namely legislation, regulation and government spending,” a Bloomberg spokeswoman said.
“We are looking for journalists interested in pioneering a different form of journalism – combining reporting with in-depth analysis of data and policy,” she said in an e-mail.
In addition to the 20 editorial positions previously posted on its website, BGOV has these additional jobs now posted:
- Editors for polling, contract spending, finance, ideas and defense
- Reporters for defense, finance, technology, trade, taxation, contract spending and energy
- Web producer
- Editorial assistant
For more information and to apply for the positions, go to Bloomberg’s careers page, select “BGOV” from the pull-down menu under “Job Function,” and select “Editorial” from the pull-down menu under “Specialty.” Then click on the position you’re interested in.
In general, the editors’ jobs require a bachelor’s degree and five years of business journalism and management experience. The reporting positions require a bachelor’s degree and three to five years of business journalism experience and three years of experience in that beat.
In addition, 33 analysts’ positions and 13 sales jobs are posted.
The audience for BGOV is described as “everyone from Congressional staffers and administration officials to C-Suite executives and government affairs professionals,” according to its website.
BGOV is in development and available to only a limited number of subscribers, the website states. It will be available by subscription in January.