You are responsible for helping readers understand the people running for and serving in Congress, the leaders setting the congressional agenda, and the lobbying and campaign finance activity that fuel politics and elections. You will work with a core team of reporters and editors at Bloomberg Government, plus teams around the newsroom, to ensure that readers are aware of election developments, including the issues driving the debate, the personalities involved, and outside activities. You’ll also work with leadership and policy reporters so readers know the legislative strategies being pursued by House and Senate leaders, with intelligence about what’s around the corner and how and why plans shift.
Manage a team of reporters and editors with beats including elections, campaign finance, congressional leadership, and lobbying activity.
Serve as the newsroom’s point person on election coverage and assist newsroom leaders setting strategy.
Help other TLs and news teams shape their stories to ensure they meet high standards, use available data, and connect dots.
Edit, review, and contribute to stories so they’re informative and engaging.
Shift between breaking news and coverage of individual races or legislative actions to enterprise stories analytical pieces that provide a broader picture.
Coordinate with reporters and editors on leadership coverage to ensure readers have information about the legislative agenda and changes to it, including contributions to special reports such as Hill Watch.
Work with reporters to generate story ideas that shine a light on personalities on Capitol Hill and K Street, and help readers understand the candidates who are on their way to Congress.
Drive staff to try new things and explore additional ways to help people understand election dynamics, such as graphics, slide decks, podcasts, and interactive experiences.
Manage and oversee special projects, such as election night and day-after coverage.
Other duties as assigned.
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