Reuters is looking for an experienced and energetic journalist to cover the Finnish economy, companies and politics.
Once a byword for technological innovation, the Finnish economy has endured a decade of stagnation due to the decline of Nokia’s former phone business, recession in neighbouring Russia and rigid labour market rules. The corporate sector is in flux: restructured Nokia is positioning itself for next-generation 5G networks, paper makers seek new growth opportunities from biochemicals and mobile game firms face ultra-tight competition. The banking sector will expand overnight when Nordea moves its headquarters from Sweden later in 2018. The Ukraine crisis has led to a rethink of Finland’s defence strategy and the government, which includes a nationalist coalition member, is skeptical about further European Union integration.
The successful candidate will be able to identify business trends and noteworthy companies, turning ideas into well-written stories that bring live to the country’s corporate sector. He or she will also track developments in Finland’s relations with the EU and with Russia, while staying ahead of the competition in reporting on the sole euro zone economy in the Nordics. We are looking for someone with an excellent news judgment, an understanding of financial markets and great source-building skills.
At least five years in journalism or equivalent experience is required. The candidate must be a fluent Finnish speaker with excellent written English. Finland is a small bureau and the successful candidate will need to be flexible with working hours. The correspondent will report to the bureau chief, Finland.
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