Finance Reporter - Paris
Posted Jan 24, 2020 - Requisition No. 80898
Bloomberg News is seeking an experienced reporter to join its Finance team in Paris to cover some of the top banks and financial firms in France and help break some of the biggest finance stories on the continent. Apart from day-to-day coverage of firms such as BNP Paribas, SocGen and Natixis, the job would entail writing about the trends reshaping the business, from Paris's importance as a financial hub in the wake of Brexit to the role of French banks in adapting to developments in sustainable finance. The role would also involve working closely with reporters around the world to write about some of the region's largest money managers and insurers. The candidate would be expected to jump in as necessary to help the Paris bureau with coverage of significance and connect the dots to write definitive stories on France.
In addition to an appetite for breaking news and a sense of urgency, you have the ability to look beyond the immediate headlines and write big picture stories about underlying shifts and trends shaping the industry. You're a relentless networker with an established track record of building sources on your beat. You are also a good collaborator who will be working with colleagues in the Paris bureau and around the world covering everything from banking and investing to markets and economies.
Ideally, you're a well-connected reporter with excellent writing skills and an eye for a good story. You should be able to report on different platforms, whether it's a three-paragraph news story, an interview on TV or radio, or a long-form piece that can feature in Businessweek or Bloomberg Markets magazine.
We'll trust you to:
- Cover the banking and wider financial industry, with a focus on the largest French banks, insurers and money managers and a mandate to break significant scoops on the biggest names
- Be comfortable in a breaking news setting with hard deadlines
- Write bigger-picture thematic stories
- Have the ability to crunch numbers and not be fazed by complex financial topics
- Have a proven ability to build sources
- Collaborate with other reporters and editors around the world and in Europe
- Plan ahead for news events
- Be committed to the best journalistic practices, sound judgment and willingness to learn
You'll need to have:
- Minimum five years' experience* reporting, preferably on the finance industry
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- Ability to write quickly and concisely on deadline
- Fluency in written and spoken English and spoken French
If this sounds like you:
Apply if you think we’re a good match. We’ll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.
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