Bloomberg seeks a crypto and venture capital reporter in San Francisco
Bloomberg News is one of the biggest and most influential news organizations in the world. Our award-winning Global Technology team covers the companies, inventions, people and products that make up the world’s most valuable industry. We explore how and why technology works the way it does.
What we’re looking for:
You are an ambitious, curious and creative reporter, eager to cover startups and venture capital from San Francisco with a focus on cryptocurrencies and blockchain. It’s a challenging and busy position with vast potential. You will be expected to break news, identify trends and provide analysis on the hottest young companies, biggest personalities and venture funds in Silicon Valley shaping digital money and distributed computing systems.
You’ll seek to unearth the elusive and influential figures on your beat, write profiles, cover news and get scoops on funding deals and acquisitions, all while explaining complex concepts to millions of readers. You are willing to ask hard questions, expose faulty business models and hold to account executives whose practices run afoul of law or regulation.
You should know how Bitcoin differs from Ether, understand how cryptocurrency mining works and be able to describe how a ledger tracks transactions. You should also know your way around a term sheet and build credibility with investors, entrepreneurs and their employees. Although the job is based in San Francisco, you will have opportunities to travel.
You deliver clean and accurate copy in fast-paced breaking news situations and are conversant with video, graphics and data journalism as well as deeper investigative stories and projects.
You are capable of writing for a variety of platforms, with a focus on the real-time Bloomberg Terminal news service, as well as 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 your 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 business news is a plus but not required
- Strong knowledge of and curiosity about cryptocurrencies
- 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
To apply, go here.