Legislative Analyst - Bloomberg Government

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Posted Aug 10, 2016 - Requisition No. 53264

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We are looking for a candidate who can write legislative analysis and who will work with the director of legislative analysis and the team to develop content about public policy for Bloomberg Government. Analysts also work with the Congress Tracker team and other staff to cover legislation moving through Congress. The successful candidate will produce rich, in-depth analysis on the implications of government action, with a focus on congressional activity.

You need to be able to:

  • Write summaries of pending legislation, including appropriations bills
  • Own a group of issue areas while contributing to coverage of other legislation as assigned
  • Work with news and data staff to enhance congressional coverage, including contributing to the What to Watch feature and other items
  • Follow the legislative process in committees and the House and Senate floors, closely monitoring relevant events
  • Observe the perspectives of businesses and outside groups on legislation and identifying legislation that could affect particular industries
  • Translate complex issues and breaking down jargon into plain language that is easily comprehended
  • Participate in webinars and other forums to discuss legislative developments
  • Partner with government affairs analysts to enhance BGOV's analysis of the business of lobbying
  • Successful applicants will have experience following legislation as it moves through the process, either through direct experience on Capitol Hill, at trade associations, lobbying shops, or in a media organization. We're also seeking demonstrated experience as a writer capable of quickly producing clear, concise and accurate analyses of legislation for readers with varied levels of expertise or knowledge.

You need to have:

  • BA in political science, government, economics or finance, or equivalent work experience
  • At least five years' experience as an analyst, editor, reporter, or consultant
  • Experience with appropriations process required
  • Superior writing and the ability to translate complex material into insightful content
  • Ability to understand and explain details while also providing a high-level summary
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to grow professionally and a strong desire to learn
  • Able to thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast paced environment
  • Demonstrable attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Good communicator, strong collaborator and team player
  • Accustomed to an open-door office setting
  • Strong quantitative skills and proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of business and finance a plus
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