Elections and Lobbying Reporter

Employer
BNA
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 05, 2018
Closes
Jul 10, 2018
Hours
Full Time

POSITION OVERVIEW:

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Bloomberg Government provides congressional, regulatory and legal news to government affairs and government relations professionals. We are seeking a Elections and Lobbying Reporter to perform general assignment and beat reporting and write complex in-depth analytical pieces. Research and write news stories and features for the assigned publication(s).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Employees of this classification perform most of the following, as assigned:

  • Develop and cover assigned beat(s).
  • File breaking news alerts.
  • Develops and maintains sources in the government and private sector.
  • Originate, propose, and develop story ideas.
  • Report, research, and write news stories and features (including scoops, as well as complex and/or analytical pieces) for assigned publication(s).
  • Remain current on issues and developments related to assigned beat(s) and publication.
  • Coordinate activities with other BBNA reporters and editors who cover related beats.
  • Edit material written by other staff members, from other BBNA publications, or from outside authors for inclusion in publication(s) of assigned unit.
  • Help curate articles from outside authors.
  • Participate in production of unit's publication(s).
  • Stay abreast of and effectively use electronic resources and other tools to perform the job effectively.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

4 years’ experience in journalism, including at least one year reporting on subject areas covered by assigned publications; demonstrated ability to report and write news stories and features with minimal editing under deadline; working knowledge of journalism principles and techniques; demonstrated ability to develop and cover a beat, including developing sources, developing story ideas, and conducting interviews; knowledge of federal and state legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes; ability to attend outside meetings, hearings, news events, etc., and to report on them clearly and accurately for deadline; proficiency in MS Office; ability to use BBNA publishing tools and other technology effectively with BBNA training; excellent proofreading skills. Bachelor’s degree with coursework in English or journalism preferred.

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