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General News Reporter (Level 1 Journalist)

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 2/20/2018 3:10:33 PM Chicago, IL 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 an experienced journalist who will be based in Chicago, playing a key role in general news coverage in Illinois and across the Midwest region. The correspondent’s duties include fast, accurate, well-written coverage of breaking stories, such as crime, natural disasters, trials, political and legislative issues, as well as agenda-setting exclusive and initiative stories that make Reuters stand out.

The job covers an extraordinary range of journalism, from pitching smart story ideas, to reporting and writing big breaking news, to working with stringers and crafting smooth stories from raw contributions. The role requires a team-oriented, versatile journalist who can write about a broad range of topics including the ongoing violence in the third largest U.S. city and working with reporters in other regions on larger stories.

Aside from a strong journalism background, the job requires good organizational skills and the ability to multitask. The successful candidate will have at least four years of experience as a reporter and/or editor.

The position reports to Ben Klayman, Editor in Charge, General News, Midwest and West United States

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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Chicago-Illinois-United States of America
Req #: JREQ099961
Locations: Chicago-Illinois-United States of America
Job Function: News & Editorial
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