U.S. Economy & Federal Reserve Reporter

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Washington, DC

Posted May 20, 2019 - Requisition No. 75201

Why is the U.S. unemployment rate the lowest since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon yet wages are growing slowly? Will the Federal Reserve cut or raise interest rates? Will robots increasingly take our jobs? Will President Donald Trump's policies spur sustainable growth in the U.S. economy, or is it just a sugar high? Why are women and minorities still paid less than white men on average? How will Trump's nominees shape the most important central bank in the world? How is the opioid crisis affecting the labor market? What are the spending habits of millennials?

These are among the questions posed every day by the $19 trillion U.S. economy and Bloomberg News is looking for a talented reporter to answer them.

As a member of the Bloomberg Economics team in Washington, you will spot economic trends in the labor market and bring them to life for the reader. You'll be able to break news on the Fed as well as cover and interpret the statements and speeches of its officials in Washington and elsewhere in the U.S. You will ensure your articles are required reading for Wall Street traders, policy makers, business leaders and consumers alike. You're creative and eager to keep pitching story ideas. You're keen to help when needed and embrace an all-hands-on-deck approach.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Monitor the U.S. economy and especially its labor market, capturing trends by keeping up with data releases, academic research, corporate reports and social media.
  • Break news on the Fed and cover the central bank's interest-rate decisions, reports and personnel moves.
  • Cover some of the Fed's 12 regional bank presidents.
  • Chart and visually display data to help your stories stand out.
  • Report on the economic impact of policies and proposals from the Trump administration, Congress and the Fed.
  • 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 television, radio, the Web and Businessweek magazine.
  • Work under tight deadlines and collaborate with reporters and editors inside and outside the Washington bureau.

You'll need to have:

  • 3 or more years of business journalism experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Finance, Economics, Journalism or related field.
  • Ability to turn complex data into a narrative accessible to market professionals and casual readers.
  • Knowledge of digital platforms and an ability to develop graphics (a plus!).
  • Flexibility to travel and cover Fed speeches in US.
  • Keen interest in what makes news in business and finance.
  • A proactive approach to each day and desire to thrive in our dynamic environment.
  • Ability to write with a distinctive voice that engages our readers.

Does this sound like you?

Apply! We’ll get in touch on the next steps.

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