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Posted Feb 5, 2020 - Requisition No. 81169

Bloomberg News is seeking an experienced, dynamic editor to join our Africa Economics & Government team in Johannesburg.

In most of sub-Saharan Africa, economics and politics go hand-in-hand. This role is designed for someone who has an interest in both and understands the significance of political events to the economy, and vice-versa. The editor will be primarily responsible for economic developments, but will work closely with our government and politics team in Africa and around the world.

We'll trust you to:

  • Handle fast-moving news including economic data releases, flash breaking news headlines on business, the economy and politics and edit quick, smart analyses
  • Conceptualize and execute production of scoops, interviews and enterprise pieces from the region
  • Contribute to global stories with the economics team at Bloomberg
  • Ensure coverage is accessible to sophisticated market participants as well as general readers, so we'll depend on you to help explain economic developments to both audiences
  • Use strong news judgment to guide reporters and make quick decisions on questions of coverage and format

You'll need to have:

  • Top-notch editing skills and the ability to handle this-just-in under time pressure, as well as to bring sweep to long-form pieces
  • Knowledge of economy, politics and financial markets
  • Experience reporting and/or editing business and economy stories
  • The ability to work gracefully under pressure, and to operate well as part of a team
  • The ability to make coverage decisions with sound news judgment and confidence

An aptitude for sifting through data to find trends and break news, and a knack for visualizing compelling graphics to illustrate them, will count in your favor.

If this sounds like you:

Apply today! We're eager to speak with you.

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