Breaking News Editor (Chinese Speaker) - Singapore

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Posted May 19, 2023 - Requisition No. 116371

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, 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's Breaking News team is fast and innovative, and our mission is to deliver this news to readers as quickly as possible, enabling our audience to stay a step ahead. We are looking for a bilingual editor to cover Greater China from our Singapore bureau. You will work alongside a group of experienced editors to own the first moments of news breaks, by sending concise headlines and quick snippets of news. You will dabble in a broad range of topics, from government announcements to corporate disclosures, to US-China tensions and social media movements. When Shanghai was locked down to curb Covid's spread, the team was the first in the newsroom to react. More regularly, you will be monitoring for and distilling information in real-time into headlines that traders can use. The delay of a second can spell the difference between huge financial gains, or big losses.

You're always the first to know the biggest stories in China, and find yourself glued to minute-by-minute updates as they happen. You embrace challenges, can make split-second decisions, thrive in a fast-paced environment and work well with others. Our team, as first responders to news both expected and not, is lightning fast, innovative and uses our collective experience to anticipate where and how news will break next. If all that sounds exciting to you, we want you in our team.

We'll trust you to:

  • Make fast judgement calls on breaking news stories, including M&A, IPOs, corporate earnings, government news and other global events
  • Stay on top of major news stories and trends that matter to market participants
  • Write potentially market-moving first versions of stories, quickly and accurately
  • Collaborate with Bloomberg reporters and editors across Greater China, the rest of Asia and globally, to deliver fast and insightful stories

You'll need to have:

  • At least 2 years of financial journalism experience
  • Experience working at a real-time news service
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and Mandarin to support China coverage
  • An understanding of how the Chinese economy and government work, and how they affect each other
  • Willingness to work in a real-time news environment, and embrace cutting-edge technology to publish breaking news quickly

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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