General Assignment Team Editor

Careers at Bloomberg

San Francisco

Posted Jun 25, 2008 - Requisition No. 21820

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.

The Role

Bloomberg News seeks an editor in its San Francisco office to join the general assignment team. Knowledge of the economy, financial markets and business is essential. At least three years' editing experience on the business desk of a major newspaper or wire service is preferred. The successful applicant will edit breaking news stories under real-time deadline pressure, ensuring they are clear and comprehensive.

General assignment editors ensure that short stories are published within 10 minutes of a headline, and that the appropriate industry team is alerted immediately. Topics covered range from company earnings to equity movers and mergers. Editors are also responsible for monitoring other print and broadcast publications and sending headlines, summaries or short stories as warranted. Flexibility is a must: West Coast editors work evenings, overnights and occasionally on weekends as well.

***Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Experience working in a real-time news environment
  • Knowledge of the economy, markets, business
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