Bloomberg Digital News Editor (Contract), Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan

Job Requisition Number: 55728

Bloomberg.com covers business and financial news for more than 27 million visitors each month. We break news fast and tell agenda-setting original stories to an influential audience. Our site gets more video views than any other business news site in the world. You're a digital journalist who can tell compelling stories and find new audiences. You're fascinated by the world of business and how today's companies and products affect the way we live and work. You will join our digital team to help drive the growth of our online presence in the APAC region.

We are seeking for a Digital News Editor to be based in Tokyo for our Japanese site.

We'll trust you to:
  • Be versatile, adept with researching stories online and cultivating sources in the APAC
  • Write at speed in an authentic, confident voice
  • Craft compelling and accurate headlines and social language
  • Dive into data to understand how and why some stories succeed where others don't
  • Have a mobile-first outlook, a native understanding of how news finds an audience on social media, and an obsession both with the stories we cover and the ever-evolving tools of our trade
  • Work flexibly across a range of digital services, from breaking news to social output, mobile and homepage curation and original reporting
  • Collaborate with colleagues in London, Dubai and New York to ensure a seamless 24-hour operation
  • Work with Bloomberg News journalists to find and produce news and enterprise stories for all Bloomberg Digital channels
You need to have:
  • Fluency in written and spoken Japanese and good working English to communicate with Asia Digital team
  • Good news judgement, at least 5 years of news/business news experience
  • Proven and relevant experience in digital news, especially breaking news online
  • Experience of working with newsroom social media accounts
  • Familiarity with news analytics tools and social media tools
  • A demonstrable interest in and understanding of how the world of business intersects with daily life
  • A fascination with mobile and other emerging media platforms
  • Flexible work hours as shift work may be required

We'd love to see experience with:

  • Translation in simplified Japanese for videos
  • English to Japanese translation for written text
  • Video editing and graphics skills
If this sounds like you:
  • Apply if you think we're a good match
  • Do send across your digital writing style and links to work with resume and we'll get in touch with you to let you know next steps.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status