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Managing Editor, News, Americas

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 12/7/2017 9:56:58 AM New York, NY United States of America
Job Description

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at

Reuters is seeking an experienced newsroom leader with a strong record of excellent news judgment. The Managing Editor for News will be the principal deputy for news for the Americas, steering our efforts to win breaking news stories and drive deeper initiatives that set Reuters apart. Reporting to the Regional Editor, the Managing Editor for News will combine a demonstrated ability to run large teams and drive organizational change aimed at producing great journalism and creating opportunity for our journalists.

The Managing Editor for News will lead our daily effort to break news and tell stories in a way that integrates text with video, pictures and graphics and other media. As part of this, he or she will help set our news priorities and be closely involved with individual stories, working with teams of journalists to take early-stage ideas and develop them into successful reporting projects.

This editor will work closely with the Managing Editor for Strategy & Operations, who also reports to the Regional Editor. Together, this leadership team will be responsible for ensuring we produce great journalism,  cultivate a healthy newsroom culture and develop our best journalists.

The job duties include: 

  • Give direction to news coverage and ensure the file meets customer needs and performance standards. Develop a comprehensive set of standards and measures to assess performance
  • Lead, motivate and communicate with editors and specialist correspondents
  • Discover and foster talent, differentiating performance and promoting diversity
  • Help drive multimedia efforts and promote collaboration with journalists and editors across the region and the world
  • Help drive innovation and be willing to take calculated risks to improve news coverage
  • Part of a team responsible for translating customer and reader needs into action for our editors and reporters
  • Part of a team responsible for translating longer term strategies into action
  • Work with the Regional Editor, Managing Editor for Strategy and Operations, EICs and Bureau Chiefs to ensure editorial delivers on budget goals
  • Represent Reuters in Americas to sales teams and customers, and ensure that client feedback is acted on

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.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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New York-New York-United States of America
Req #: JREQ095743
Locations: New York-New York-United States of America
Job Function: News & Editorial
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