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Chief Correspondent, Reuters New Zealand

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 2/7/2018 3:06:17 AM Wellington, New Zealand
Job Description

Company Overview

Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

Reuters News Pacific is looking for a Chief Correspondent based in Wellington, New Zealand to lead a two-person bureau with responsibility across economics, political and general news, markets, companies, commodities and energy sectors.  

Essential Responsibilities

The job calls for an experienced, energetic and confident reporter with a solid grounding in real-time coverage of economics, from snapping market-moving data to conducting interviews with RBNZ officials. You will be as comfortable breaking news on trade talks, covering an earthquake or delving into a fast-rising corporate. Sharp writing and a track record of making contacts are key, enabling the correspondent to generate exclusive and analytical material.

New Zealand has a small, open economy with the world’s 10th-most traded currency. Its closely watched central bank has been a world leader on issues from inflation targeting to macro-prudential measures aimed at it’s hot housing market. New Zealand was the first OECD country to sign a free trade deal with China and continues to deepen its ties with the Asian economic powerhouse. New Zealand is also the world’s largest dairy exporter, a well-known centre for movie making and often tops the list of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Its corporate sector is small but innovative and interesting, providing plenty of scope for an enterprising reporter.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong news judgment and writing ability
  • Ability to make contacts and break news
  • Ability to spot developing trends and deliver differentiated initiative stores
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Formal people leadership experience is preferred (but not essential)
  • Experience in multimedia storytelling
  • Experience in economy reporting is plus

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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Wellington-New Zealand
Req #: JREQ097306
Locations: Wellington-New Zealand
Job Function: News & Editorial
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