Correspondent--New York (Accounting & Tax)

Bloomberg BNA, New York, New York

Date PostedMarch 26, 2019
IndustryOther
SpecialtyOther
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Bloomberg BNA is seeking a New York-based correspondent to handle accounting and tax news issues, primarily for Bloomberg Tax. 

We’re looking for a dynamic writer who is hungry to break news, uncover and report larger trend pieces, features and analysis, and leave our competitors in the dust. You’ll work with Washington-based editors and colleagues in the D.C. area and around the country to produce high-impact stories that guide our readers through important developments in accounting and tax.

Our ideal candidate has subject-matter expertise, writes clear, engaging copy on tight deadlines, and has an appetite for diving into data to look for compelling stories. Bloomberg BNA, one of the biggest newsrooms in the Washington, DC area, has more than 200 reporters and editors covering the most important legal, regulatory, and tax news.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops and covers the accounting and tax beat, from court cases to trend stories. The beat includes coverage of the biggest international accounting firms, financial accounting standard setting organizations, New York tax policy, the interplay between state and federal tax policy, and related legal coverage.
  • Consistently breaks news.
  • Files breaking news alerts, intraday stories and final write-throughs.
  • Identifies and reports on trend pieces and other enterprise.
  • Incorporates multimedia storytelling in reporting, including graphics and video.
  • Develops and consistently maintains high-level sources in the government and private sector.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Have exceptional curiosity and news judgment to unpack complicated legal and government actions and make them interesting.
  • Demonstrate excellent reporting, writing and editing skills.
  • Show a capacity to file clean copy on deadline in a fast-moving environment.
  • Be a self-starter who has the ability to work remotely and juggle multiple assignments.
  • Have a willingness to collaborate with other reporters and editors on larger projects.
  • A minimum three years of journalism experience, including daily reporting experience.

Education:

  •  A bachelor’s degree is required.

Special Requirements:

Candidates will be required to pass a writing test for this position

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