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Cristina Alesci

A day in the life of Bloomberg TV’s M&A reporter Cristina Alesci


Business Insider has featured Bloomberg Television’s mergers and acquisitions reporter Cristina Alesci in a “Day in the Life” slideshow piece on Monday.

Linette Lopez writes, “It takes a special kind of person to cover deals. You have to be smart, persistent, easy to talk to and most importantly, tireless.

“Bloomberg’s star M&A reporter Cristina Alesci is all of those things. And when she’s not chasing scoops, writing stories, or doing TV spots, she’s probably practicing her mixing skills on her turntables at home. Multitalented, no?”

Watch here.

Tyler Mathisen

CNBC’s Mathisen: Never been a better time to be a business journalist


There has never been a better time to be a business journalist, CNBC anchor Tyler Mathisen said last week to a group in New York.

A story on the Sageworks Institute site states, “The co-anchor of CNBC’s ‘Power Lunch’ and ‘Nightly Business Report’ told more than 100 journalists at an event hosted by Sageworks Institute that monumental changes in the way journalists report and distribute their work translate into new opportunities. ‘There are more voices out there,’ he said at the Cornell Club in New York. ‘Everyone can find a way to have their voice heard.’

“Because distribution of business news has become more fractionalized, there are many more outlets for distributing journalists’ work, and reporters and editors today need not be associated with traditional, major media properties. The journalist and the consumer of business news are closer than they have ever been before as a result of the explosion in recent years of enterprising and viable outlets for business journalism, many of which are digital, he noted.

“This more direct path to the audience than allowed under the traditional model involving big intermediaries/traditional gatekeepers can result in a greater amount of high quality reporting, he said.

“‘Everybody can be a publisher, so there are a lot of opportunities for people like you and others to generate content,’ he said. He acknowledged that journalists have to deal with increased pressure to favor content volume over quality – an issue made more pressing by the removal in recent years of layers of editors who would check facts and improving writing.”

Read more here.


WSJ seeks social media editor


The Wall Street Journal seeks a social media editor who will work with the Social, Mobile and Audience Development team to extend social media integration within our newsgathering operation.

The editor will be an integral part of our real-time news desk and will train editors and reporters in best-practices regarding social media for reporting and engagement. The editor will be part of a team of editors responsible for running the main WSJ social accounts and innovating across social and mobile platforms.

We are looking for a digital journalist with a demonstrable passion for news. The successful candidate will also have in-depth experience of social media platforms, an understanding of digital analytics and an ability to train others on best social practices.

To apply, go here.

Alice Hagge

Marketwatch personal finance editor moves to WSJ


Alice Hagge has joined the U.S. team at the Wall Street Journal on the real time desk.

Hagge comes most recently from the WSJ’s sister publication MarketWatch, where she’s worked for the past two years as a senior editor for personal finance. She was responsible for assigning and editing the site’s popular 10 Things They Won’t Tell You feature, as well as daily articles, columns and slide shows.

Prior to joining MarketWatch, Hagge was the assistant managing editor at SmartMoney magazine for two and a half years. Before that, she helped launch the industry-respected glossy monthly magazine Conde Nast Portfolio, where she served as copy chief. She has also worked as a freelance writer and editor, and served on the copy desks of Money magazine and Time magazine in New York and Business 2.0 magazine in San Francisco.

She has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia.

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Reuters seeks editor to oversee energy markets news in New York


Reuters News is seeking an exceptional journalist, an inspirational leader and an insightful editor to lead coverage of the most important story of the decade – the North American shale revolution, and its transformative impact on global energy markets.

The broad contours of this story are well established, as surging U.S. production and falling imports promise an economic revival that will fundamentally alter America’s position in the world. But beyond the headlines, the energy trade story has never been in greater flux, from the Keystone pipeline to decades-old export restrictions; the rise of natural gas vehicles to the decline of coal-fired power plants; oil-train arbitrage to Jones Act tankers; Latin America fuel exports to U.S. biofuel policy; the shrinking role of Wall Street to the renewed rise of trading merchants. In an ever-changing landscape with prices and politics constantly shifting, traders and investors are more reliant than ever on smart journalism.

As editor-in-charge of energy market news in the Americas, the successful candidate will be expected to drive coverage on two parallel, interconnected tracks: breaking market-moving real-time news for professional traders ahead of the competition, from refinery glitches to pipeline spills to arbitrage trades; and also producing sophisticated, ahead-of-the-curve enterprise and investigative work that highlights emerging trends, analyzes major developments and tells a global financial audience about things that other people don’t want them to know.

The editor-in-charge will be expected to lead by example, producing outstanding work under their own byline while directing and developing the talents and skills of 10 specialist reporters in New York and another dozen or so across the region, helping them produce sharp, smart market stories for a global audience. Competing at both ends of the spectrum, from deep-specialist split-second spot news to agenda-setting multi-week enterprise, requires clear leadership, smart strategies and savvy news ideas. Above all, it requires a fierce determination to win.

Drive, ambition and a passion for winning every part of the news cycle, from breaking alerts to deep enterprise
Proven ability to conceive and execute ahead-of-the-curve stories for a professional financial audience
Masterful editing skills to produce clear, sharp, sophisticated energy market copy, quickly
Track record of independently writing and reporting stories, from spot news to original analysis
Readiness to lead a large, diverse team through high standards, coaching and career development
Minimum five years of energy market news or industry experience

To apply, go here.


Bloomberg seeks economics reporter in Brazil


Bloomberg News seeks an experienced reporter for its Brasilia office to cover Brazil’s economy, policy-making and politics.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to break news using well-sourced government officials, have written in-depth features on Brazil’s economy, and be a self-starter who can perform to the highest standards without close supervision. Candidates should be able to write quickly and concisely under tight deadline pressure and be enthusiastic about working in a team environment.

A minimum of five years of business journalism experience is preferred. The person in this role must be fluent in both English and Portuguese. All candidates should attach clips showing economy or politics-related subject matter if possible.

-Experience working in a real-time news environment
-Prior experience breaking news about politics and economics
-Ability to write quickly and concisely under deadline pressure
-Minimum five years of business journalism experience is preferred
-Fluent in English and Portuguese

To apply, go here.

Wall Street Journal

WSJ makes appointments to political team


Wall Street Journal executive editor Alma Latour sent out the following announcement on Monday:

We’re pleased to announce new appointments that will strengthen our political coverage in Washington, D.C.:

Reid Epstein joins the Wall Street Journal’s national reporting team and is named lead Washington Wire blogger. Reid comes to us from Politico, where among other prime assignments, he covered the 2012 presidential campaign and the White House. Before that he worked at Newsday and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; he began his career as a Journal intern in New York.

Autumn Brewington will join as editor overseeing political analysis and expert contributions. Most recently, Autumn was the op-ed page editor at The Washington Post, where she not only oversaw all aspects of the paper’s daily op-ed page but its weekly Washington Forum and Sunday Opinion pages as well.

Natalie Wardel is appointed social media editor for the Journal’s Washington team. Natalie was social media director for KSL 5 News in Utah since 2011; while there, she oversaw sharp growth in online traffic. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

They join Sloan Dickey, who recently joined the Washington bureau as a video journalist, and will report to Jerry Seib, who will oversee Capital Journal, the new home for our political coverage on More key hires will follow in time to come.

The Journal newsroom is committed to deepening our coverage and digital presence in Washington, including through the launch of a newsletter, new features and more events.

The Real Deal

The Real Deal seeks reporter in New York


The Real Deal, the award-winning news magazine that provides an inside look at the big players and major deals in the New York City real estate market, is seeking a full-time reporter.

Job duties include writing long-format stories for the 60,000-circulation print magazine as well as shorter pieces for the website (, which gets more than 1.3 million visits a month.

We are looking for someone who is excited about business reporting, and who sees the possibility for great stories in one of the most dynamic real estate markets in the world. Competitive salary and opportunities to grow in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.

Please send cover letter, resume and three clips/links to editor-in-chief Stuart W. Elliott at

Tech Times

Tech Times seeks reporters


Tech Times is a digital media startup that owns and manages several news sites, and delivers engaging content on technology, health and science for diverse audience.

As part of our organization, you’ll enjoy a stable and growing environment, along with an office culture that rewards, recognizes and respects talent and achievements. We provide competitive compensation and offer a great environment and opportunities for growth.

We’re looking for talented, passionate and web-savvy reporters/bloggers (full time/freelancers) who are experienced in writing on technology, science, health, general and offbeat stories.

Job Requirements -

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent
  • Experience in writing for online news site/blog
  • Solid understanding of consumer technology, science and health topics
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Prolific writer
  • Excellent in English and research skills
  • Social-media savvy and solid understanding of the importance of engaging our audience via multiple channels
  • Sound knowledge of how to craft SEO-friendly interesting stories
  • Creative storyteller

Submit your application with [1] resume and [2] at least 3 online writing sample(s) (preferably on technology, health or science) to

Scott Cohn

Cohn celebrates 25 years at CNBC


Scott Cohn, a senior correspondent and lead investigative reporter at CNBC, is celebrating 25 years with the business news network.

Danny LoPriore of the Greenburgh Daily Voice writes, “With cable networks already established to compete with ‘free’ television, Cohn said he could foresee today’s era of 24/7 news when  the network hit the air in April 1989.

“‘NBC Chairman Bob Wright knew the days of a single network with just a morning and evening newscast were over,’ Cohn said. ‘CNBC was NBC’s first big step out of the old network model, and the rest of the industry would soon follow. But it was already clear in ’89 that 24-hour news was coming.’

“Cohn said social media has multiplied all media and was not as predictable.

“‘The World Wide Web was still a couple years away, personal computers were still few and far between, and cell phones were still the size of bricks,’ he said. ‘It is hard to fathom now, but 1989 technologically seems like the Dark Ages.’”

Read more here.