Vietnam Bureau Chief

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Posted May 17, 2024 - Requisition No. 125342

Bloomberg News is one of the biggest financial and business news organizations in the world. We lead the way in breaking news and providing analysis on financial markets, business and economies, from daily coverage through to in-depth features. We are known for our quality, accuracy and ability to deliver news investors can use. It's what keeps us inventing and re-inventing, all the time.

Bloomberg News is looking for a dynamic journalist to lead our bureau in Hanoi. You will thrive in a real-time news environment and put us ahead of the competition on coverage of the policies, markets and companies in this fast developing Southeast Asian economy. You will use exceptional news judgement to set coverage priorities, guide a dedicated team of reporters to break news, help write and edit clear, impactful stories in different formats for a range of audiences, and work effectively across various platforms with multiple partners. You will nurture journalism talent, help reporters get the scoops that matter most and raise the profile of the bureau by working with your team to organize interviews with top newsmakers.

We'll trust you to:

  • Lead and inspire reporters and editors with the goal of making Bloomberg's coverage influential and insightful, resonating locally, in the region and globally
  • Use impeccable news judgement to identify and deliver the stories that matter to Bloomberg's global audiences, with a keen understanding of how readers will want to consume that news, and leveraging our multiple platforms
  • Promote diversity of thought and representation throughout our coverage
  • Manage talent deftly across a matrix structure to ensure the bureau performs at its best
  • Develop a productive and highly engaged relationship with fellow managers across the region
  • Ensure the bureau maintains the highest standards of professionalism and journalism, with unwavering focus on fairness and accuracy
  • Represent Bloomberg News in Vietnam both internally and externally

You'll need to have:

  • At least 5 years of experience as a reporter or editor, with experience in business, finance or economic coverage
  • Experience handling real-time news, with proven aptitude for publishing accurately and quickly under time pressure
  • Prior experience leading, coaching and/or developing teams in a newsroom
  • The ability to write and edit well under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively across multiple teams and diverse cultures in a collaborative manner
  • A strong work ethic, including operating calmly under pressure
  • Proven record of breaking news, or guiding a team that breaks news
  • Proven ability to conceive and deliver stories that resonate with a global audience
  • Strong understanding of the Vietnam corporate and policy environment, as well as the economic and financial story
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated continuous career growth within an organization

Life at Bloomberg is many things, but it’s never dull. We’re a truly global business with a truly diverse workforce. We pride ourselves on being open, inclusive and collaborative, and provide a work environment that inspires our employees to be their best. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive healthcare coverage, and programs to support you and your family through different life stages, from parental leave to generous retirement savings plans

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:

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