Federal Reserve and US Economy Reporter

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Washington, DC

Posted Nov 13, 2023 - Requisition No. 121584

The Federal Reserve, the world’s most powerful central bank, is nearing the end of its most aggressive campaign to tame inflation since the early 1980s. With strong economic growth raising chances of a fresh reacceleration of price pressures, will Fed policymakers hike interest rates again? How long will rates stay elevated to ensure the inflation battle is won? And can the Fed succeed with minimal damage to the economy?
These questions are at the heart of decisions by financial markets and governments around the world, and the outcome will determine the livelihoods of millions of consumers and businesses. The Fed is core to Bloomberg, whose readers closely follow every utterance by the central bank and its 19 policymakers. We are seeking a Federal Reserve reporter in Washington to set the agenda on this critical beat.
You’ll interpret Fed statements and speeches; spot economic trends and bring them to life for the reader; deliver sharp analysis; and write with authority. You’ll also produce scoops and enterprise stories on a range of issues, including Fed governance, personnel moves and the intersection of Fed policy and politics – ensuring that Bloomberg’s Fed coverage is required reading for Wall Street traders, policymakers, business leaders and consumers alike.


  •  Cover the Fed's policy decisions, speeches, reports and personnel moves while breaking news on the central bank
  •  Pitch stories on various topics to give readers a richer understanding of the inner workings of the central bank, including the key policymakers driving decisions and the complex issues underlying those debates
  •  Work under tight deadlines and collaborate with reporters and editors in the US and around the world
  •  Take risks and find ways to innovate while maintaining the highest standards for accuracy and speed
  •  Contribute across a variety of Bloomberg platforms and formats, such as video, radio, podcasts, Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg Businessweek magazine
  •  Chart and visually display data to help your stories stand out
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Salary Range: 115,000 - 140,000 USD Annually + Benefits + Bonus

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We offer one of the most comprehensive and generous benefits plans available and offer a range of total rewards that may include merit increases, incentive compensation [Exempt roles only], paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, life insurance, and various wellness programs, among others. The Company does not provide benefits directly to contingent workers/contractors and interns.

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