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Breaking News Editor, Bangalore

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 3/22/2018 8:06:56 AM Bangalore, KA India
Job Description

Reuters is seeking a Breaking News Editor for the Bangalore newsroom.

This is a position that will give an experienced journalist and aspiring newsroom leader the opportunity to play a key role in driving Bangalore’s expanding coverage of company news in North America, the UK and beyond.

Every day, Reuters news is seen by more than 1 billion people worldwide. Bangalore has grown rapidly to become the third-largest Reuters newsroom, and will continue to evolve as a hub for the organization’s market-moving company news coverage.

The Breaking News Editor will play a leading role in writing, managing and improving our coverage of some of the world’s biggest and most exciting companies. S/he will help Bangalore to support other bureaus in covering the corporate giants of industry, tech and finance.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent track record of reporting and writing company news. S/he will be responsible for quickly identifying the news behind the PR-speak in a company results statement or jumpstarting our coverage of major breaking news, ensuring our reporting and writing gets swiftly to the heart of stories of global significance.

S/he will have a broad reach across the entire file, with a proven ability to switch from writing on an oil refinery sale or a JPMorgan results story to a shareholder squabble at an IT company. S/he will be able to prioritize when allocating resources and be nimble enough in the event of unexpected news to ensure smooth coverage of the day’s top stories.

Writing is at the core of this job. We require someone who is well versed in business news writing for a global investor audience and who can work with reporters and editors to beat our competition on the speed and sophistication of initial takes on major breaking news.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a keen understanding of customers’ needs and will uphold the accuracy, speed, context and freedom from bias that our global readership demands. S/he will write authoritatively and edit with clarity, speed and expertise.

S/he will also be flexible, sensitive to change, and possess excellent communication skills that will enhance the relationship between the Bangalore newsroom and our internal clients in North America, London and other bureaus.

The Breaking News Editor will:

  • Support the News Editor in planning, editing and ensuring smooth coverage of the day’s big company news stories in North America and the UK;
  • Monitor and spot important breaking news and be hands on in ensuring initial coverage is written quickly and well.
  • Prioritize and allocate reporting resources to ensure optimum coverage of company news from Bangalore;
  • Lead from the front in writing trunk stories for major breaking news, in close collaboration with EICs and reporters;
  • Work with the News Editor to tighten working relationships with colleagues in North America, London and other bureaus and draw on their expertise;
  • Deputize for the News Editor in day to day operations and all planning calls.

The successful candidate will report to the News Editor, Bangalore.

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 #: JREQ099738
Locations: Bangalore-India
Job Function: News & Editorial
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