Consumer Reporter - Shanghai

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Posted May 14, 2012 - Requisition No. 33411

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 300,000 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 185 locations around the world.

The Role

Bloomberg seeks a reporter in the Shanghai office to join the Consumer News team, covering a beat that includes retailers, food and beverage makers, fast-moving consumer goods, clothiers and shoemakers, theme parks, gambling and the tobacco industry. Knowledge of the industry as well as China's economy and financial markets is essential. A minimum of three years of business reporting at a major media outlet is preferred. Proficiency in English and Mandarin is required.

The reporter will break news on issues such as acquisitions, company strategies and plans including stock offerings and capital spending. He or she will also write features that will include in-depth articles on broad themes and profiles of newsmakers. Necessary skills include the ability to write clearly and concisely under deadline pressure while being able to step back and see the bigger picture and do same-day analysis of breaking news. The ability to work calmly in a high pressure environment and to cooperate with colleagues in China and abroad is a requirement.


  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Journalism experience is essential
  • 3 years or more experience in business reporting at a major media outlet
  • Knowledge of the industry as well as China's economy and financial markets
  • Experience of working in a real-time news environment is a plus
  • Ability to write quickly and concisely under deadline pressure
  • Fluency in English is essential
  • Proficiency in Mandarin is preferred
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