• Bloomberg Is Recruiting

  • Posted on: 22 January, 2014 Deadline: 3 February, 2014
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    Bloomberg News seeks a Bureau Chief to be located in either Abuja or Lagos to help build, edit and oversee coverage of Africa's second-biggest economy, with a strong focus on energy, economics, company news and politics.

    Bureau Chief Job Requisition Number: 39078

     

    Responsibilities

    • The candidate will take a leading role in directing Nigerian coverage and will help manage reporters, editors and stringers in the country.
    • The successful candidate will be able to edit and write clear and comprehensive stories with a proven ability to regularly break news and produce enterprise pieces.
    • The ability to work under real-time deadline pressure, make quick news judgments and work well in a team environment is essential.

    Requirements

    •     Journalism experience is essential
    •     Experience of working in a real-time news environment in desirable
    •     Experience of covering financial news is essential
    •     The successful candidate must be driven and used to operating in a challenging environment.
    •     Contacts with government and industry officials and a familiarity with West Africa's political environment would be an advantage.

     

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online.

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