Washington Cybersecurity Reporter
Posted Jul 9, 2021 - Requisition No. 92094
Bloomberg News is one of the biggest and most influential news organizations in the world. Our award-winning Global Cybersecurity Team covers data breaches and cyberattacks that exploit weaknesses at companies, organizations, government agencies and digital platforms, as well as the people, groups and nation-states responsible for them. We explore the why behind incursions, seeking to explain motivations of attackers, how victims respond and the weaknesses that leave all of us vulnerable. Our team also covers digital disinformation and the profound, deepening privacy risks posed by our digital economy.
What we’re looking for:
- You are a talented, aggressive and creative reporter eager to cover cybersecurity in Washington, a challenging and busy position with vast potential and opportunity. The job involves covering breaking news such as major hacks on corporations and the U.S. government, government initiatives to address hacking and disinformation and hearings and events related to the beat. A key focus of the job is developing and cultivating sources – in the White House, Congress, CISA, NSA and elsewhere – to produce scoops on the beat, in addition to deeply reported enterprise and investigative stories. You are experienced, versatile, prolific and able to write clean stories quickly on deadline. You are also thick skinned, since would-be sources are reluctant to discuss sensitive matters related to cyber-security. The job will be located in Washington, but the reporter may have opportunities to travel in the U.S. and abroad.
- You are able to produce fast-paced breaking news on a deadline, video, graphics and data journalism as well as deeper investigative stories and projects.
- You are capable of writing for a variety of platforms, including the real-time Bloomberg Terminal news service, the web and Bloomberg Businessweek magazine.
- You are a self-starter, capable of developing a long list of promising ideas, working with editors to prioritize them and then executing those projects in a timely fashion.
- You are organized, focused and able to keep tabs on the many agencies and committees in Washington that matter to the beat.
- You are collaborative, able to cooperate as needed across region, team and time zone.
- You are capable of developing and maintaining a broad range of trustworthy sources.
- You possess sound news judgment, a commitment to the best journalistic practices and growth mindset that makes you ever willing to learn and improve.
You'll need to have:
- Minimum three years of journalism experience; experience covering cybersecurity and Washington is a plus but not required;
- Strong knowledge of and curiosity about all things cybersecurity
- A solid track record of breaking news and a portfolio of long-form features
- Experience working in a real-time news environment
- The ability to write quickly and concisely under deadline pressure
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
If this sounds like you, apply today! We're eager to speak with you.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.