Why Bloomberg News staffers swap jobs
Jacqueline Thorpe, the Toronto bureau chief for Bloomberg News, writes about her experience working in Mumbai as part of the company’s job swap program.
Thorpe writes, “Coming from my position of bureau chief in Toronto, where I’m a jack of all trades, to Mumbai for the opportunity to drill down into a beat once again was energizing. I was able to sharpen my skills in new forms of storytelling – whether it be through graphics, Q&As or short data-focused Benchmarks. But the best part of the swap was seeing how my new Bloomberg colleagues worked including Arijit Ghosh, the South Asia managing editor; the Mumbai Bureau Chief Candice Zachariahs; reporters Anirban Nag and Iain Marlow; as well as the breaking news team and editors in Hong Kong.
“The fact that I found it relatively easy to slot into an Asia economy desk is a testament to the professionalism these journalists bring to their work – in a region where data can be scarce, officials hard to get to and conditions far more chaotic than in North America. It also underscores the rigorous systems Bloomberg has in place for reporting the news from every corner of the world.
“And now that I know them, I’m sure they won’t be too perturbed if they get a phone call at the end of their day asking for some help on a breaking news story in Toronto!”
Read more here.