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22 Apr 2022

West Africa Stringer at Bloomberg LP

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Job Description

Bloomberg News is looking for a freelance stringer to cover West African politics, cocoa and other commodities in the region, based in Abidjan. We’re looking for someone who thrives on breaking news and who has a strong network of existing sources or an ability to develop a network quickly. Strong writing skills are essential, as is knowledge of French and English. Editing is a plus.

You’re keen to chase stories and provide context that makes your reporting stand out. You’re a team player eager to collaborate with other reporters and editors to break news on cocoa and key drivers of the Ivorian economy, alongside some of its neighbors. You’re interested in politics and how it impacts the business landscape.

From breaking news on commodity supply chain challenges, to delivering scoops about debt sales, the beat promises variety and the opportunity to deliver some of West Africa’s most-read business stories and contribute to Bloomberg’s broader coverage.

You’ll need to have:

  • Experience working in communications, commodities research or journalism
  • The ability to develop sources and produce memorable journalism
  • A good general understanding of the cocoa landscape in Ivory Coast
  • A keen interest for West Africa and the capacity to move easily across different subjects

If this sounds like you:

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Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, parental or caring status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or maternity/parental leave, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Bloomberg is a disability inclusive employer. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the recruitment process. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email [email protected]. Alternatively, you can get support from our disability partner EmployAbility, please contact +44 7852 764 684 or [email protected]

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Closing Date : 8th May. 2022

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