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Posted May 22, 2023 - Requisition No. 116398

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.

You're always the first to know the biggest stories in Japan and around the world, 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 sound exciting to you, we want you in our team.

The Breaking News team is looking for a bilingual editor to join our Tokyo bureau. You will work alongside a group of experienced editors to own the first moments of coverage when news breaks, by sending concise headlines and quick snippets of news. You will dabble in a broad range of topics, from earthquakes to government announcements, to market reports and general news. When Abe fell, 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.

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 Asia and the world to deliver fast and insightful stories

You'll need to have:

  • At least 2 years of financial journalism experience, or prove of knowledge in business and financial markets and business
  • Willingness to working in a real-time news environment, and embracing cutting-edge technology to publish breaking news quickly
  • Proficiency in both Japanese and English

Life at Bloomberg is many things, but it’s never dull. We’re a truly global business with a truly diverse workforce. We pride ourselves on being open, inclusive and collaborative, and provide a work environment that inspires our employees to be their best. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive healthcare coverage, and programs to support you and your family through different life stages, from parental leave to generous retirement savings plans.

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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