Bloomberg Government - Legislative Data Analyst

Careers at Bloomberg

Washington, DC

Posted Sep 28, 2016 - Requisition No. 53768

We help government affairs professionals track public policy through a suite of customize-able tools. Our team analyzes and tracks all federal legislation and regulation, from introduction in a committee markup to the finalization of an any new regulation. Relying on ground breaking technology and a dynamic team of analysts, the Government Affairs Data team curates and maintains the data required for clients to understand and stay up to date with everything on Capitol Hill. And that's where you fit in.

What's the role?

As a key member of BGOV's team of talented analysts you will monitor developments on the U.S. House and Senate floors and in committee markups. You will have responsibility providing timely updates on amendment texts and vote results, as well as supplying context to help users understand the actions. You will be an integral part of our collaborative team and there are opportunities to work alongside BGov editorial team and the business team to develop the future growth of the product as well as test and roll-out code changes with our programmers.

What's in it for you:

  • You'll work with our team to improve our data processes and workflows to increase our coverage efficiency.
  • You'll cover legislative progress in real time as we maintain our offerings to our clients.
  • You'll contribute new ideas and functionality on how to make our offerings more comprehensive and robust.
  • You will work to develop the database of information of which we pull upon to update our platform.

What do I need to apply?:

  • BS/BA or equivalent work experience
  • 1 to 3 years of experience working in or with Congress; ideally you will have legislative, lobbying or reporting experience
  • Ability to work quickly and independently with a high degree of accuracy
  • Detailed knowledge of U.S. legislative process and familiarity with legislative language
  • In-depth understanding of rules and procedures of the U.S. House and Senate
  • Strong communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail

We'd love to see:

  • Experience with web-based content management systems
  • Knowledge of SQL or other database formats

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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