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Trending Reporter, Virus News (Contract)

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New York, NY

Posted Oct 1, 2021 - Requisition No. 96031

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. We work hard, and we work fast — while keeping up the creativity and entrepreneurialism we're known for. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time.
 
As social media plays an important role in generating both legitimate pandemic-related news and disinformation, we are looking for a smart, curious writer who is able to spot and capture trends involving the virus across social media platforms -- including attempts to mislead. This role will focus on identifying where the social conversation is going and writing quick pieces that answer our readership's most burning questions with the authority of Bloomberg's data-driven global perspective.
 
The ideal candidate should be a strong writer and reporter who’s comfortable producing accurate, short form pieces with a quick turnaround in addition to richly reported longer-form and investigative features. We're looking for a self-starter with a passion for demystifying the science and business implications of the pandemic and the global vaccination campaign.
 
This candidate should also be highly familiar with social audiences, have a facility to extract actionable information from our various analytics platforms, and know how to attract new readership to this coverage through the positioning and packaging of these posts.

YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE:

  •  A minimum of three years reporting experience, with a science or health background a plus
  •  Deep understanding of mobile and social platforms
  •  Ideas for new and exciting ways to capture the reader's imagination
  •  A willingness to work well within a team and with others across the newsroom
  •  A strong knowledge of the tools, trends, platforms and processes behind the most modern strategies for telling stories
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    If this sounds like you, apply today! We're eager to speak with you.
     
    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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