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Reuters is seeking a seasoned reporter to help manage the operations of the Washington Speed Team. With the Trump administration shaking up the U.S. capital, the demand for a quality spot news file has never been higher. At the same time, the market-sensitive U.S. government data the team transmits to investors remains as important as ever. We want a journalist with a proven ability to think on his or her feet and direct traffic when a big story breaks. We also want someone with expertise in alerting technology and automations. Prior management experience or experience leading a team would be helpful.
The ideal candidate would both buttress our ability to handle big breaking stories with their excellent news judgment and top-notch writing skills, and ensure we don’t drop the ball when it comes to fast and reliable data transmission. We need someone who is passionate about finding new ways to improve the bureau’s speed performance, including through the use of new technology, and the motivation to test and put those ideas into practice. The deputy should be able to step in to file data from lockups and smoothly edit copy under tight time constraints. A familiarity with economics and markets is a plus. The deputy editor would be expected to deputize for the speed editor as needed.
The successful candidate will have:
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