German Language Speed Reporter

Careers at Bloomberg


Posted Apr 18, 2017 - Requisition No. 58085

Bloomberg News is one of the biggest financial and business news organizations in the world. We lead the way in breaking news about mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and other events, enabling readers, viewers and listeners to stay a step ahead of the markets.

We are looking for a First Word Reporter to join the Speed Desk for our German-language service in Frankfurt. You'll cover everything from company news based in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to national and regional elections in Europe, economic headlines, regulatory developments and people news. Your audience are demanding terminal clients in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and beyond.

You will be part of our tightly knit, self-starting team that meets real-time deadlines. Fluency in German and English language, versatility, and an "I'm free, how can I help" attitude are key.

Please submit your resume in English to be considered for this role.

We'll trust you to:

  • Monitor headlines from a variety of sources in German and in English
  • Use excellent news judgment to discern and produce headlines with the biggest market impact
  • Prepare headlines, also using automated and semi-automated tools and templates
  • Report with speed and accuracy
  • Write quickly and concisely under tight deadline pressure

You’ll need to have:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong work ethic, team player, ability to work steadily and calmly under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluency in German and English
  • First professional experience desirable, not a prerequisite

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at this:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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