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Speed Desk Editor, Germany/Austria/Switzerland (f/m)

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 3/23/2018 8:26:24 AM Berlin, Germany
Job Description

We are the leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

There is an immediate vacancy for a

Speed Desk Editor, Germany/Austria/Switzerland (f/m)

based in Berlin, Germany.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, news-hungry and tech-savvy journalist to join a new speed desk team in Berlin. This role focuses on generating competitive snap timings, editing company news copy, monitoring local media and helping to cover breaking news in the Germany/Austria/Switzerland (DACH) region. It offers an opportunity to dive into the thick of the news file and experience many facets of coverage in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will help coordinate day-to-day coverage in the DACH region, assign tasks, liaise with desks and bureaus, and help plan for upcoming events. The candidate will also be called upon to write spot copy and help cover breaking news where needed. The job requires a combination of quick wits, technology and editing skills and an ability to work under pressure.


  • Filling regular shifts on the speed desk
  • Generating competitive snap timings on company news and MPG items
  • Coordinating spot news coverage for DACH bureaus
  • Contributing to monitoring for the DACH region
  • Writing spot copy when necessary
  • Helping to cover breaking news
  • Liaising with TV and pix teams to ensure stories are multimedia


  • An understanding of economics and corporate financial statements
  • Knowledge of the German, Austrian and Swiss company news universe and political landscape
  • The ability and desire to acquire new tech skills and share them with team mates
  • Fluent English, very strong German skills
  • Strong editing and writing skills
  • Strong news judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and handle a variety of activities simultaneously

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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Req #: JREQ101812
Locations: Berlin-Germany
Job Function: News & Editorial
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