Commodities Editor

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Jun 24, 2008 - Requisition No. 21813

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 has long been a leading source of data and news and presents one of the most challenging environments in financial journalism. Bloomberg offers a unique opportunity to produce real-time stories that shape the markets and our world. Our more than 2,200 reporters and editors in 130 bureaus around the globe cover markets and break news for 250,000-plus Bloomberg clients and hundreds of the world's biggest newspapers.

The Role

Bloomberg News seeks an editor in its New York office to join its commodities team and help shepherd coverage of mining and agricultural companies and markets for metals and crops. Knowledge of the economy, financial markets and business is essential, and at least three years' business editing experience at a major newspaper or wire service is preferred. The successful applicant will produce breaking news stories under real-time deadline pressure, ensuring they are clear, comprehensive and accurate.

The editor will focus on breaking news such as market reports, company earnings and takeovers, and will also be expected to produce enterprise pieces on a regular basis. The successful applicant is expected to have the proven ability to make snap decisions about stories that regularly appear on TOP, Bloomberg's front page. The editor will also be expected to serve as a mentor and coach to reporters and be comfortable working within a team environment.

***Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Three years of editing experience
  • Experience working in a real-time news environment
  • Experience editing commodities stories
  • Knowledge of the economy, markets, business
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