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Deputy EIC, Speed team

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 11/1/2017 1:58:01 AM Washington, DC United States of America
Job Description

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at

Reuters is seeking a seasoned reporter to help manage the operations of the Washington Speed Team. With the Trump administration shaking up the U.S. capital, the demand for a quality spot news file has never been higher. At the same time, the market-sensitive U.S. government data the team transmits to investors remains as important as ever. We want a journalist with a proven ability to think on his or her feet and direct traffic when a big story breaks. We also want someone with expertise in alerting technology and automations. Prior management experience or experience leading a team would be helpful.

The ideal candidate would both buttress our ability to handle big breaking stories with their excellent news judgment and top-notch writing skills, and ensure we don’t drop the ball when it comes to fast and reliable data transmission. We need someone who is passionate about finding new ways to improve the bureau’s speed performance, including through the use of new technology, and the motivation to test and put those ideas into practice. The deputy should be able to step in to file data from lockups and smoothly edit copy under tight time constraints. A familiarity with economics and markets is a plus. The deputy editor would be expected to deputize for the speed editor as needed.


The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 7 years’ experience as a working journalist
  • An ability to work smoothly as a member of a team and deal adeptly with breaking news
  • Comfort with filing procedures and a familiarity with alerting technology and automations.   

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Washington-District of Columbia-United States of America
Req #: JREQ091532
Locations: Washington-District of Columbia-United States of America
Job Function: News & Editorial
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