December Job Highlight: Report for Bloomberg in Asia

Here’s that career shakeup you’ve been waiting for—Bloomberg has exciting positions available in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Mumbai or New Delhi, India!

The members-only jobs board at AAJA’s Career Center currently features opportunities for a Technology Reporter and an Emerging Markets Reporter with Bloomberg News in Asia. AAJA members can apply for these jobs and more by logging in and clicking on “Search Job Postings” under the Career Center heading.

Why work for Bloomberg?

“We are a global company with global reach and we take business news very seriously,” says Amanda Fox, manager in recruitment for Bloomberg L.P. in New York. “We are growing and entering new business areas, and we’ve been expanding across all different departments.”

Since 2009, Bloomberg has acquired outside media companies and launched additional news services both in the U.S. and abroad (from the purchase of Businessweek magazine in 2009 to the launch of Bloomberg Government in 2011 to the most recent partnership with The Washington Post known as The Washington Post News Service with Bloomberg News). The expanding coverage and emerging markets are some of the best parts of working for Bloomberg, according to Fox.

Michelle Yun, a commodities and company reporter in Bloomberg’s Hong Kong bureau, enjoys the company’s global reach and internal support. “I often do stories together with reporters in Moscow or in the U.S. or Tokyo,” says Yun. “You have more people to talk to internally, more editors and resources. You get a chance to work on stories with a more global perspective.”

Yun has been with Bloomberg Hong Kong for three years, including her first year as an intern. She covers commodity companies, which range from metal and mining businesses to agricultural companies throughout Asia pacific.

The best part about her job? “I think the high standards that Bloomberg holds to any story we report on is quite important to me,” Yun says. “This year the Hong Kong bureau is celebrating its 20 year anniversary, so it’s becoming quite established.”

The high standards and resources contribute to Bloomberg’s meritocratic culture, according to Fox. “The culture here is very open and very transparent. No one has a job office or job title. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome,” she says.

If you’ve never considered there, check out these quick facts about Bloomberg that you probably didn’t know:

  • Indeed, Bloomberg offices are non-hierarchical: all employees sit at identical white desks with the same Bloomberg terminal mounted to the top
  • Bloomberg News produces over 5,000 stories a day from 150 bureaus in 73 countries
  • Bloomberg News content is syndicated to more than 1,000 media outlets across more than 60 countries
  • Bloomberg Businessweek has a global circulation of 980,000 each week, available in 150 countries
  • Bloomberg employs 2,400 news professionals globally
  • Bloomberg LP maintains offices in more than 192 locations around the world

Wondering if you’re Bloomberg material? According to Fox, Bloomberg hires people who can adapt to their areas of expansion. “We want people who understand and are passionate about what we are doing now with business news and journalism in general,” she says. “People with a keen eye for facts, who can get out there and find stories that no one else is getting, and who are focused on reporting correctly first.”

Act fast—opportunities like these don’t come around often. Upload your résumé and apply for positions with Bloomberg and other companies looking to promote diversity in the world’s newsrooms today at AAJA’s Career Center.

 

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