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Bloomberg seeks economic data reporter in Ottawa

October 16, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Bloomberg News is seeking an economic data reporter in our Ottawa office to expand economic data coverage in Canada.

The person in this role will extract economic data from press releases in English, and possibly also in French under real-time deadline pressure, and will survey economists ahead of indicators. The candidate will need to be fast and accurate in taking data and turning it into table-based stories for our clients, working closely with other reporters and editors to help with our news coverage. The reporter will also help cover U.S.-based releases and will work closely with our Washington, D.C.-based team.

The candidate will have to attend early economic releases at Statcan (twice a month, this individual will have to be at Statcan for early economic releases). The person in this role must have the ability to use Excel spreadsheets; knowledge of VBA is strongly desired as well.

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
-Experience covering or working with economic indicators
-Understanding of economics to determine what data releases are important enough to cover and what data within those releases should be emphasized
-Fluency in English is essential
-Fluency in French is desirable
-Ability to write introductions and headlines for economic data tables in English and possibly in French
-Ability to use Excel spreadsheets is essential; knowledge of VBA is strongly desired as well
-Experience working in a real-time news environment is a plus

To apply, go here.

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