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Bloomberg seeks Capitol Hill reporter

October 10, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Bloomberg is seeking an experienced Capitol Hill reporter for its Washington, DC office.

The ideal candidate loves covering Congress. We’re looking for someone who hates to be second on any significant development and who’s eager to rise to the challenge of following policy, strategy and legislative detail with an eye toward the impact on business. The successful applicant should be a facile writer and dogged reporter with a proven ability to develop sources in both the House and the Senate.

The applicant must know how key decision-makers and committees operate and should have an understanding of the economy, financial markets and business. Applicants must have the ability to produce breaking news stories under real-time deadline pressure in a team environment.

– Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
– Experience working in a real-time news environment
– Minimum of three years of congressional journalism experience
– Ability to write quickly, concisely and accurately under deadline pressure
– Ability to build on a base of existing sources within Congress
– Experience covering Congress
– Ability to identify trends and spot when a change of word choice signals a change in strategy
– An entrepreneurial and energetic approach to the job
– Enthusiasm for adding the kind of detail or analysis that adds value for sophisticated consumers of legislative news
– A curious mind and a scrappy passion for reporting

To apply, go here.

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