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Learning Editor, Asia

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 12/27/2017 9:20:13 PM Singapore, Singapore
Job Description

Reuters is seeking a seasoned, proactive, creative and dynamic journalist for an assignment as Asia editorial learning editor, based in Singapore. The successful candidate will be passionate about developing and implementing a nimble training program for Asia to forge the diverse editorial team we need to be an indispensible news leader for our various client sets today and tomorrow.

The Asia Learning Editor will design and deliver programs -- from classroom workshops and leadership seminars to online campaigns and on-the-job learning initiatives -- to ensure Reuters journalism achieves the highest standards. The training manager will be a vocal presence within our regions to proactively help anticipate and identify where we face the most pressing talent challenges and suggest creative approaches to addressing them. The successful applicant will maintain a strong connection to the newsfile, and may be asked to keep their hands in the file through stints in bureaus, on teams or on the desk. He/she will challenge the status quo as needed to ensure we make progress in a diverse and inclusive way, to deliver iterative and impactful learning solutions.

He/she will also be an important contact and source of support and follow-up for graduate trainees.

Reporting to the Global Editor, Editorial Learning and Culture, the successful candidate will be a team player and thought partner with a strong track record as a reporter or editor. He/she will be able to use and teach Lynx, Eikon and other key tools our journalists need, and will be eager to expand his/her skills. He or she will have a solid understanding of Reuters clients and strategy, and will actively manage relationships with senior editors and other stakeholders to prioritize learning programs that have an impact on the news file.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong organizational skills and a blend of other talents, from coaching to motivation, project management, presentation skills and a knack for negotiation. Experience in formal or informal training is welcome but not mandatory. The learning editor should show a keen interest in acquiring basic skills of learning design and delivery through self-study and training. The successful applicant will have a track record of acquiring and applying new skills, as needed in evolving work situations.


  • Design, deliver or coordinate learning programs in consultation with the Global Editor, Learning and Culture, members of the Asia news leadership team to meet editorial and business objectives, including everything from speed, writing and multimedia to newsroom leadership skills.
  • Proactively help anticipate and identify where we face the most pressing talent challenges and suggest creative approaches to addressing them, in close coordination with HR’s talent processes and efforts.
  • Deliver on talent/learning goals, university relations and meet diversity roles for the region.
  • Be a thought partner for Global Editor, Editorial Learning and Culture, and the whole editorial learning team.
  • Respond to training queries from journalists and newsroom managers, analyze the learning need and recommend a course of action to the Global Editor, Editorial Learning and Culture and regional managing editors.
  • Produce relevant learning materials in a range of forms – ebriefs, tipsheets, trainer packs, coverage drills, writing exercises, videos, eLearning modules etc.
  • Deliver interactive editorial training in real or virtual classrooms, using a range of technologies from Powerpoint to Adobe Connect and videoconferencing.
  • Contribute material to the Editorial Learning website on a regular basis.
  • Track the impact of training and delegate feedback through trainer reports and audits.
  • Identify new needs in the newsroom and prepare training to tackle them.

Essential Skills and Experience: 

  • Numeracy
  • Eikon, Lynx, Lynx Alerting, Fastwire, Newsplanner literacy
  • Company reporting experience
  • Basic Datastream graphics literacy
  • Basic Multimedia literacy
  • Social media reporting, incl Tweetdeck, Tracer
  • Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills.
  • Analytical skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of Reuters strategy
  • Deep knowledge of our client sets
  • Strong writing
  • Understanding of buy-side needs, and ideas on training journalists to meet them
  • Basic curriculum development

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Awareness of all key tools for journos (Lipper, Streetsight etc)
  • Basic datacrunching
  • Knowledge of graphics' teams needs
  • Basic scripts
  • Training consultation skills
  • Facilitation skills

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 #: JREQ096818
Locations: Singapore-Singapore
Job Function: News & Editorial
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