Bloomberg seeks an Ottawa bureau chief

December 14, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Ottawa is the center of power in Canada, the place where the most important political and economic decisions are made. It’s also a great city for a newshound. We’re seeking a bureau chief who can break exclusive news, bring timely analysis, and help raise the profile of Bloomberg’s coverage of the Trudeau government and the Canadian economy.

The ideal candidate brings deep knowledge of the economy and its key drivers, as well as an ability to interpret the decisions of the most important policymakers, including the Bank of Canada. She or he will be able to work at a high pace and make timely decisions about coverage priorities across the landscape of government news, with a clear focus on topics that Bloomberg clients care about most, including finance, energy, climate and trade. Part of this job includes attending some government and central bank lockups. We’re looking for a person who’s capable of bringing key newsmakers into our coverage through interviews and editorial boards. Finally, the Ottawa bureau chief will collaborate across teams and departments, taking advantage of Bloomberg’s global reach.

We’ll trust you to:

    •   Demonstrate outstanding news judgment and deliver stories on tight deadlines
    •   Break news and produce high-quality enterprise pieces
    •   Set coverage priorities with the help of data on what Bloomberg readers want
    •   Elevate the work of the Ottawa team while working effectively with editors across the Bloomberg newsroom, including those in Washington, London and other capitals
    •   Attract top decision-makers to build the visibility of our coverage from the bureau
    • You will need:
  •   At least six years of experience working in journalism with a focus on business, finance, government or economics. International experience is an asset.
  •   The ability to build sources and help produce memorable scoops and enterprise
  •   A high energy level and the capacity to move easily across different subjects
  •   Experience working as part of a broader newsroom and an all-hands-on-deck spirit
  •   An ability to understand and synthesize Canadian economic and government news as part of a global picture

To apply, go here.

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