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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.
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
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