Legislative Analyst, BGOV

Bloomberg BNA, Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedFebruary 26, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified


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Bloomberg Government provides congressional, regulatory and legal news to government affairs and government relations professionals.  We are seeking a Content Analyst, BGOV to be responsible for writing legislative analysis and working with the team to develop content on public policy related to defense and similar areas for Bloomberg Government. Content Analysts also work with the Congress Tracker team and other staff to cover legislation moving through Congress. This individual will produce rich, in-depth analysis on the implications of government action, with a focus on congressional activity.



  • Responsible for writing summaries of pending legislation, including appropriations bills.
  • Maintain a group of issue areas while contributing to coverage of other legislation, as assigned.
  • Work with news and data staff to enhance congressional coverage, including contributing to the What to Watch feature and other items.
  • Follow the legislative process in committees and the House and Senate floors, closely monitoring relevant events.
  • Observe the perspectives of businesses and outside groups on legislation and identifies legislation that may affect particular industries.
  • Translate complex issues, breaking down jargon into plain language that is easy to comprehend.
  • Participate in webinars and other forums to discuss legislative developments.
  • Partner with government affairs analysts to enhance BGOV's analysis of the business of lobbying.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.


3+ years' experience as an analyst, editor, reporter, or consultant; demonstrated experience as a writer capable of quickly producing clear, concise and accurate analyses of legislation for readers with varied levels of expertise or knowledge; prior experience following legislation as it moves through the process, either through direct experience on Capitol Hill, at trade associations, lobbying shops, or in a media organization; previous experience with appropriations process required; superior writing skills and the ability to translate complex material into insightful content; ability to understand and explain details while also providing a high-level summary; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to grow professionally and a strong desire to learn; ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast paced environment; demonstrable attention to detail and organizational skills; must be a good communicator, strong collaborator and team player; accustomed to an open-door office settings; strong quantitative skills and proficiency with Microsoft Excel; knowledge of business and finance desirable. Bachelor’s degree in political science, government, economics or finance, or equivalent work experience.


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