Bloomberg seeks a video game reporter
Bloomberg LP has built a significant media business spanning television, digital, magazine, radio and live event platforms across the globe. In the midst of a historic time in the media industry, Bloomberg Media is growing its global footprint and reach through new innovations from Quicktake to New Economy to our rapidly growing consumer subscription business.
Our award-winning Global Technology Team 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 a person who can bring the sometimes obsessive and secretive world of gaming to the broader public. You are passionate about gaming. Preferably, you regularly play on consoles or PC and have favorite titles and hardware. But above all, you are a strong writer who can go beyond details of gameplay and graphics and explain what’s at stake for the studio behind the game, and who will be held responsible for a fail or a win. You will be equally comfortable talking to the CEOs of major studios as you are with the developers who toil in the dark. You’ll develop sources who can help break news on company strategy, high-profile people moves and new products and innovation. You’ll strive to be the first to identify trends in the industry and delve into investigative pieces, and you won’t shy away from telling stories that hold the powerful to account. But also, you’ll write up company earnings, listen to analyst calls and follow the money in this $200 billion industry. You are as comfortable writing a 400-word story for the Bloomberg News service on a tight deadline as a 2,000-word feature for the website or Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. As part of Bloomberg Technology’s New York-based team, you’ll work closely with another gaming reporter, and sometimes colleagues on other teams or in other bureaus, to set the agenda on gaming.
- Minimum three years of journalism experience
- Strong knowledge of and curiosity about all things gaming
- Experience working in a real-time news environment
- The ability to write quickly and concisely under deadline pressure
- A proven ability to develop a pipeline of feature or investigative pieces
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
To apply, go here.