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Metals Correspondent, Asia

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 3/30/2018 9:09:05 AM Singapore, Singapore
Job Description


Reuters is looking for a motivated, energetic reporter to cover the metals markets and companies in Asia.

As the manufacturing hub of the world and home to several of the fastest growing economies, Asia’s consumption of all forms of metal is unmatched. On the production front, Asia mines or refines more metal than any other region, making it a uniquely critical player on both the demand and supply sides of the ledger.

The chosen candidate will be required to steer our coverage of this critical sector on two parallel, interconnected tracks: breaking market-moving real-time news for professional traders ahead of the competition, while also producing sophisticated enterprise work that highlights emerging trends and tells a global financial audience about things that other people don’t want them to know. Competing at both ends of the spectrum, from split-second specialist spot news to agenda-setting longer-form enterprise requires deep sourcing within markets and companies, great organization, smart ideas - and above all a fierce determination to win.

The beat requirements include regular coverage of the global metals derivatives markets such as those traded on the LME and Shanghai Futures Exchange, as well as breaking news on physical deals, evolving trends in demand, analyses of established & emerging trade flows, and profiles of key industry players. The successful candidate will also help bolster coverage of the region’s mining companies, including giants like BHP and Rio Tinto.

To succeed, the reporter will need make strong sources among guarded industry participants at banks, trading firms, miners, investment houses and government agencies, and collaborate closely with colleagues in other bureaus on regional and global stories.

She or he will also be required to regularly engage with industry participants by conducting brief interviews and ad hoc chats in our online Global Metals Forum, and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of global metals market and industry trends.


Stay on top of the flows & talk driving the markets

Be sensitive to global prices and be ready to spot when arbitrages open up to trigger trade flows into and out of the region

Write brief reports on metals market action

Develop sources and break news

Establish deep knowledge of markets and companies to identify market-moving themes and trends

Work closely with reporters across the region to produce intelligent regional stories


At least three years' experience of reporting on commodities markets

Proven ability to break news in a timely manner and produce real-time copy

Strong news judgment, ability to write in English with speed, clarity and accuracy

Comfort with analyzing and managing data

Proven capability/ambition to push reporting mediums beyond text to include video, pictures and graphics whenever possible and appropriate.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ102091
Locations: Singapore-Singapore
Job Function: News & Editorial
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