Bloomberg Government seeks an ag policy reporter

July 24, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Bloomberg Government is seeking a reporter to cover how Washington shapes U.S. agriculture policy, highlighted by the multibillion-dollar food and farm legislation that Congress will write in 2023 and the U.S. Department of Agriculture department will implement in years to come.

You’ll write everything from breaking news to in-depth enterprise features that look at the formation of policy and its impact. You’ll help readers, including government affairs professionals seeking to influence legislation, anticipate action and understand the implications of legislative and regulatory decisions.

What you will do:

  • Produce stories with compelling leads, nut graphs, solid framing, and diverse sourcing that can be published with minimal editing
  • Break exclusives, while cultivating sources, developing story ideas, and conducting probing interviews.
  • Leverage in-depth knowledge of federal and state legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on topic, multimedia and graphics teams as well as work independently.
  • Serve as a subject-matter expert and resource for more junior reporters throughout the newsroom.

You need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in English or journalism preferred.
  • 7 years’ experience in journalism, including at least one year reporting of congressional reporting.

To apply, go here.

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