Senior Appointments: Company News Editor, EMEA | Thomson Reuters | Canary Wharf

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Reuters is seeking a journalist full of ideas to join the EMEA news editing team as Company News Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa. The successful candidate will lead a corporate news file that is critical to Thomson Reuters success in selling services to traders, investors and media clients. She or he will be a leader in generating story ideas across a varied region that ranges from the world’s oldest and biggest companies to little-known start-ups in fast-growing frontier countries.

The company news file is spread across many sectors, geographies and time zones.  It encompasses the snapping of disclosure news, digging out exclusives, richly reported initiative pieces and people stories that lift the lid on companies, industry sectors, countries and economies. The editor will work with the Deputy Company News Editor for EMEA to spot important stories in the morning rush of disclosure news and work with correspondents to build up well-reported stories from spot. He or she will also work with specialist correspondents and bureaus to build a pipeline of telling and original stories that have the power to change the way clients think about companies and the people that run them.

The successful applicant will have a track record of writing, reporting and story-telling. They will be able to coach reporters in all aspects and be able to write and edit if necessary. They will work closely with the rest of the editing team across politics, economics, banking, financial markets and commodities.

The Company News Editor will need excellent communication and personal skills to communicate ideas clearly, liaise with their peers in Asia and the Americas, work with our snapping teams in Bangalore and Gdynia and staff in bureaus where English is not their first language.

Reporting to the Company News Editor will be the Deputy Company News Edit, EMEA and a group of specialist industry sector correspondents.

Qualifications

  • Proven ability to generate and develop story ideas about companies and the people that run companies.
  • An understanding of what investors look at in companies, willingness to build an understanding of what Reuters clients need from the news file.
  • Knowledge of corporate reporting methods, valuations and how to use them to find and illustrate stories
  • Ability to see across sectors and asset classes and the political and economic context that companies work in.
  • Sharp news judgment to react to breaking news, proven ability to build spot news into a body of initiative work
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to train, mentor and coach reporters
  • Proven expertise in one or more industry sectors and willingness to delve deeply into other industries

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