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Bloomberg Government seeks online editor

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Bloomberg Government is seeking an Online Editor with strong editorial experience, digital production skills and knowledge of the U.S. government to join our web team.

She/he will be involved with daily publishing and must have a strong background in news editing and newsletters. Experience with e-mail distribution software, traffic analytics, HTML and various content management systems are essential.

A professional background in and knowledge of U.S. government policy is vital. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing multiple early morning newsletters under tight deadlines. She/he will work closely with a colleague based in London and other members of our online team as well as newsroom editors, reporters and analysts.

Additional daily responsibilities include:
- Handle news selection, production and quality assurance on multiple daily newsletters
- Write concise headlines and story synopses
- Make editorial decisions about story selection and positioning
- Examine government databases and external news sources to find relevant supplemental links
- Track performance of site and newsletters through analytics
- Write and edit blog posts or short narratives for push products
- Conduct site-wide quality control checks
- Build out stories and special website features to offer dynamic user experiences

To apply, go here.

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Bloomberg TV’s Ruhle: Why I called foul on investment manager

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Bloomberg Television anchor Stephanie Ruhle posted a response Wednesday on Daily Beast/Women in the World to an interview yesterday with prominent investment manager Cliff Asness, who said on live TV, “You’re giving me that look that I get when I talk to women about quant stuff.”

Ruhle wrote:

By saying “quant,” the implication was that I was ill equipped to follow Cliff’s sophisticated (quantitative) market analysis because of my gender. Now Cliff is one of the smartest investors in the world. The truth is that he outpaces people of all sexes, creeds, and colors when it comes to numbers. But he had singled me out—the woman sitting across from him on live TV—for a bit of gentle ridicule.

This kind of thing happens a lot to women at work. Usually it’s just a clumsy riff on old ideas of what’s gender-appropriate. If you believe that in 2014 men are still consciously fighting to keep a grip on their hegemony, then I suppose you could hear these kinds of comments and focus on the damage they do. They might make you angry, and that’s valid.

I happen to know Cliff, and the truth is he just made a dumb joke at a moment when his mouth and brain weren’t connecting. Which means the relevant issue isn’t the damage done, but the proper response. For me, in the moment, it was to stop the interview and call him out, with as much humor as possible, for a comment even the most ancient chauvinist knows is out of date. And to his credit, Cliff apologized and blushed and made all the proper gestures and noises a moral person should make when they’ve done something stupid. In the end, we both laughed.

Read more here.

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Bloomberg seeks economic data reporter in Mexico City

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Bloomberg News is seeking to hire an Economic Data Reporter in our Mexico City office to assume current and expand economic data coverage.

The successful candidate will extract economic data from press releases in English, Spanish and Portuguese under real-time deadline pressure and 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 person in this role must have a minimum of one year of experience covering or working with economic indicators. This individual must also be fluent in Spanish and English. Fluency in Portuguese is a plus. The ability to use Excel spreadsheets, including familiarity with VBA and macros, is required. Analytical skills are also a must to be able to tie together the themes and trends of the data being covered.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Minimum of one year of 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
- Ability to use Excel spreadsheets, including familiarity with VBA and macros, is essential- Experience working in a real-time news environment
- Ability to write introductions and headlines for economic data tables in English and Portuguese is a plus
- Fluency in Spanish and English is essential.

To apply, go here.

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Ensuring that Bloomberg remains a premier news source

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Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful in New York Media 2014.

The Reporter wrote:

Why they matter: In July, Bloomberg’s luring of Smith, 44, from his former post as Atlantic Media Group president was considered a major coup. The exec, who has a reputation as an aggressive digital innovator, was widely credited with righting the ship at Atlantic, which became profitable in 2010 after operating in the red for years. Among his key initiatives was the creation of groups combining business and editorial staff with the goal of coming up with new ideas, spawning The Atlantic Wire and Atlantic Cities websites.

Proudest accomplishment this year: In March, Smith unveiled a six- pronged strategy he says will ensure Bloomberg remains the premiere news source for the world’s most influential people. “Getting two thumbs up from Mike Bloomberg and our CEO Dan Doctoroff” on the plan was a milestone, says Smith.

Goal for next year: Launching online destinations beyond Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com and investing in digital video. Smith and his team will “tap into the entrepreneurial spirit that built Bloomberg LP,” based on the “owner’s insistence on long-term perspective,” Smith has said of Bloomberg.

Read more here.

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Bloomberg BNA seeks a legal editor

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Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, and a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals seeks a Legal Editor I to perform legal analysis and legal writing for assigned publications in the Labor and Employment News unit, primarily for Daily Labor Report and Employment Discrimination Report.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Report, research, and write news stories and features (including complex and/or analytical pieces) on legal issues and developments; develop and maintain sources in the government and private sector; participate in production of unit’s publication; develop and maintain knowledge of issues in the legal field; and act as back-up to the lead editor.

REQUIREMENTS:

Juris doctor or substantial coursework toward a law degree combined with 2 years’ professional legal writing experience; experience in legal research, analysis, and writing in federal and state regulatory, legislative, and judicial processes; ability to carry out assigned research and writing projects within deadlines and with general supervision; excellent editing and organizational skills; ability to effectively interact with people at all levels, both inside and outside BBNA; and ability to effectively conduct personal and telephone interviews.

Candidates are required to pass a test for this position.

To apply, go here.

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NYSSCPA names financial journalism award winners

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The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants announced the winners of its 2014 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards.

The nationwide contest — the 31st annual this year — recognizes reporters from the national and local press whose work was published, posted or broadcast in 2013 and contributed to a better and balanced understanding of business or financial topics. Winners were selected by judges from the NYSSCPA and the New York Financial Writers Association who ranked submissions on accuracy, quality and thoroughness of research.
This year’s winners will be honored during a luncheon ceremony May 1 in New York City.
Book – Business/Financial:
Gregory Zuckerman for  “The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the Billionaire Wildcatters” (Portfolio/Penguin). In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world’s fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened.
Print & Online:
Trade Press Category – News/Investigative:  David Evans, Bloomberg Markets, for “Fleeced by Fees.” Even as Wall Street has found countless ways to trick and profit excessively from its customers, the fees charged by managed futures funds are outrageous by all standards— and hidden.
Trade Press Category – Features: Janet Hewitt, Mortgage Banking, for “That Other American Dream” an in-depth look at the senior management and business strategy behind Ellie Mae, a unique company in the mortgage technology field that has found a way to be a success story in the face of epic headwinds.
Trade Press Category – Opinion: Kenneth Silber, Research, for “Who’s Kidding Whom?” a piece that focused on the risks of financial advisors “living in a bubble” and filtering out adverse information about public opinion and the political climate.
Consumer Press Category – News/Investigative: Cam Simpson, Bloomberg Businessweek, for “Stranded”  which follows the incredible tale of 1,500 Nepalese men as they are recruited in their homeland by job brokers who charge fees for the service, then flown to Malaysia where they’ll work at a Flextronics plant assembling cameras for the new phone. Once there, they’re stranded when Apple moves assembly to another plant.
Consumer Press Category – Features:  Peter Elkind and Doris Burke, Fortune,for “Amazon’s (Not So Secret) War on Taxes,” where the pair reveal how Jeff  Bezos’ company successfully battled to preserve his company online sales-tax exempt status by demanding, wheedling, suing, threatening, and negotiating—and how new alliances and strategies among Amazon’s enemies finally began turning the tide.
Consumer Press Category – Opinion: Dan Primack, Fortune, for “Where is Calpers’s Governance When You Need It?”, in Fortune, in this, one of his ongoing commentaries about private equity, venture capital, Wall Street, mergers and acquisitions, and other deal-related topics, Primack chides the corporate watchdog for its complicity in allowing a third-party “placement agent” to channel Calpers’s investments toward a private equity fund, all the while portraying itself as an unwitting victim
Television:
Category – Segment Running 10 Minutes or Less: Richard Quest, CNN International – In the summer of 2013 Richard Quest travelled to Texas to investigate both the day-to-day work of fracking, and its long-term economic impact.
Category – Segment Running More than 10 Minutes: Scott Cohn, CNBC, for “Critical Condition: Saving America’s Cities,” the historic bankruptcy of the city of Detroit in 2013 was not an isolated incident. As this series shows, no major city is without at least some of the same issues that sent Detroit over the edge.
Radio:
Category – Segment Running 10 Minutes or Less:  Alisa Parenti with producer Tracy Johnke, Marketwatch.com Radio for “Housing on Fire: Tips for Buyers and Sellers” – As the housing market started to heat up again, Parenti and Johnke had a very simple goal: To help buyers and sellers maximize their positions in the finally-improving real estate market.
Category – Segment Running More than Ten Minutes: Gordon Deal, Wall Street Journal This Morning, 16-day segment series decoded the government shutdown’s impact on real people, the economy and business.
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Bloomberg View hires El-Erian as daily columnist

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Bloomberg View announced Monday that Mohamed A. El-Erian is joining the opinion and analysis site as a daily columnist covering economic developments, policy and financial markets.

“Mohamed is one of the world’s most highly-regarded financial and economic observers — and he’s also a wonderful writer,” said David Shipley, the senior executive editor of Bloomberg View, in a statement. “We’re thrilled that he’s going to be sharing his insights with our readers on a daily basis.”

El-Erian’s first Bloomberg View column, The Dangers of Policy Drift, appears today and concludes that the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank were unsurprisingly a “wasted opportunity” considering that “the global economy desperately needs better steering.”

El-Erian is chief economic advisor at Allianz SE and the author of “When Markets Collide,” a bestseller that won the 2008 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.

He is chairman of President Obama’s Global Development Council, a Financial Times contributing editor, and the former CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO. He holds a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University, having completed his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University.

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Bloomberg seeks speed desk reporter in Hong Kong

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Bloomberg News is seeking a reporter/editor for the Speed Desk in its Hong Kong bureau.

The successful applicant will be able to meet real-time deadlines and write breaking-news dispatches on business and general-interest topics ranging from company earnings, stock market reports, mergers and acquisitions, and politics, to natural disasters and strikes.

Duties include, but are not limited to, monitoring government statements, company releases and news portals in both English and Chinese; sending original headlines and short stories based on split-second news judgment; monitoring other media and writing news summaries; and translating headlines from Chinese to English in a precise and timely manner.

Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- 2-3 years of journalism experience or at least 1-2 years translation experience required
- Strong news judgment; ability to recognize news that is significant to markets and investors
- Experience working in a real-time news environment is highly desirable
- Fluency in English and Mandarin is essential; other Chinese language skills are a plus
- Ability to read/write in Traditional and Simplified Chinese

To apply, go here.

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Bloomberg seeks oil editor in New York

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Bloomberg News is seeking editors for its First Word Oil service as it expands coverage of physical oil markets in the Americas and Europe. This position will be based out of our New York office.

Candidates will have experience analyzing oil markets globally, with in-depth knowledge of Europe and/or the Americas. They must have deep and broad contacts in the trader community and be able to write for that audience. The individual will be responsible for providing fast and concise breaking news on oil flows, supply, demand, arbitrages and their impact on prices.

Knowledge of Bloomberg’s energy functions and data is a plus.

All candidates must have strong writing skills and will be expected to develop new contacts.

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
-Minimum of three years of oil markets experience
-Strong work ethic, team player, ability to work calmly in high-pressure environment

To apply, go here.

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Bloomberg seeks oil reporter in Houston

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Bloomberg News is seeking reporters for its First Word Oil service as it expands coverage of physical oil markets in the Americas and Europe. This position will be based out of our Houston office.

Candidates will have experience analyzing oil markets globally, with in-depth knowledge of Europe and/or the Americas. They must have deep and broad contacts in the trader community and be able to write for that audience. The individual will be responsible for providing fast and concise breaking news on oil flows, supply, demand, arbitrages and their impact on prices.

Knowledge of Bloomberg’s energy functions and data is a plus.

All candidates must have strong writing skills and will be expected to develop new contacts.

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
-Minimum of three years of oil markets experience
-Strong work ethic, team player, ability to work calmly in high-pressure environment
-An understanding of Latin American oil markets will be a plus

To apply, go here.