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