Economy & Government Reporter - Cairo

Cairo - EGY

Posted 2012-08-09 - Requisition No. 34152

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Bloomberg News is seeking an experienced reporter to cover economic news in Cairo, assisting both with our bureau's local effort and our overall coverage of the Arab Spring and its effects on regional economies.

The role requires newsgathering from Middle Eastern government officials and economic institutions, developing sources, breaking news, and writing analysis articles for Bloomberg's global audience.

The successful candidate will join our team in Cairo and work with colleagues in the Government and Economy across the Middle East. Candidates should be accustomed to producing clear and comprehensive enterprise pieces, have a record of breaking important stories, and be able to write spot news under real-time deadline pressure. The successful applicant is expected to have the proven ability to make snap decisions about stories that would appear on TOP, Bloomberg's front page.

This high-profile job involves travel.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, a journalism qualification, or equivalent work experience is desirable.
  • Journalism experience is required.
  • Experience of working in a real-time news environment is desirable.
  • Understanding of the Middle East, its history and institutions is essential.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic. Other languages would be useful.

The Company

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength - delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately - is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 310,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg's enterprise solutions build on the company's core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

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