Economy/Government Reporter - Mexico City
Posted Feb 13, 2020 - Requisition No. 81297
It's a pivotal moment for Latin America's second largest economy under its new nationalist government. While the nation goes through a huge political transformation led by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, growth has stagnated amid faltering business confidence and falling government revenue. At risk is Lopez Obrador's own pledge to improve life standards for Mexicans.
Bloomberg is looking for an Economy/Government reporter to cover this historic process as it plays out in a country that’s the largest U.S. trading partner. The ideal candidate would break news on the economics and politics under Lopez Obrador’s so-called Fourth Transformation. Being able to spot economic and central banking trends is crucial to the job, as much as ensuring access to key policy makers while reporting on more general stories, from security to Mexico-U.S. relations.
You'll bring the news to life for international audiences, write headlines and stories with speed and accuracy and also take on fast analyses, longer-term enterprise and big projects across Bloomberg's diverse platforms. Fluency in Spanish and an understanding of the region are essential. You’ll be based in Mexico City, joining a team of reporters and editors spread across a dozen Latin American countries.
We'll trust you to:
- Cover the Mexican government, including the Finance and Economy ministries, the country’s central bank and economic indicators
- Break news on your beat with memorable, influential scoops
- Build sources that will allow us to deliver these scoops
- Cover fast-moving news including economic data releases, events, speeches on the economy, politics and business
- Provide quick, smart analyses and more complex enterprise and big-picture thematic stories
- Contribute to global stories with the economy and politics teams at Bloomberg, including through our multiple platforms
- Be committed to the best journalistic practices, sound judgment and willingness to learn
You'll need to have:
- Professional journalism experience and excellent writing skills
- Experience working in Latin America, know its decision makers and understand the politics and economics of Mexico and the region
- Be able to work in a competitive wire-service atmosphere where speed and quick-thinking are essential
- Knowledge of economy, politics and business plus being able to produce stories on these topics for both the specialized and the neophyte audience
- Know how to work closely with reporters and editors and collaborate across teams in different locations and regions to achieve the best result
- Be comfortable in a collaborative, dynamic, fast-moving newsroom where news can break at any time, including nights and weekends, and where analysis and context are needed immediately
- The ability to work gracefully under pressure, with multiple deadlines, and to operate well as part of a team and bureau
- Be able to undertake several projects at the same time, from news of the day to features and more ambitious stories
- The ability to make accurate coverage decisions with sound news judgment and confidence
- Fluency in English and Spanish
Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are. *Resumes must be in English in order to be considered.
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