Desk Editor (Level 1 journalist)

New York, New York
Dec 09, 2019
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Description
Reuters is looking for an ambitious, globally minded editor and writer to join the Global News Desk, a fast-paced editing and production hub that publishes stories for our media, consumer and financial customer groups. The position will be based in New York.The successful candidate must be adept at crafting and honing stories that span geographies, industries and markets, from scoops and breaking news to quick-turn analysis and insights. The position demands an understanding of the needs of our wide audience, from financial and professional clients to the world’s biggest media organisations and digital publishers.You should be ready to experiment with new story formats and tools, working not only as a copy editor but also as a content curator who can pull together Reuters’ rich package of video, pictures, graphics and text stories. Experience writing or editing business stories is an advantage.You must have a proven ability to produce clean, engaging stories at speed as you will likely be called upon to take copy from reporters and write or edit major breaking stories. You must be precise with language and be able to express complex ideas for specialist and general audiences alike, while enforcing Reuters high standards on accuracy and impartiality.Reuters news is read and seen by more than a billion people every day. We are looking for an editor who can work with our reporters across the globe to produce distinctive journalism in the most compelling formats. Join us and help tell the world’s most important stories.Applications should be submitted by December 9. You should have:

  • Journalism experience, ideally in a broad range of areas including financial news
  • Fast and accurate writer; superb copy editing skills
  • Multimedia expertise and familiarity with the needs of a digital audience
  • Strong news judgment and ability to shape a story by asking smart questions and challenging premises
  • Calm under pressure; ability to make quick and sound decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills and strong team ethic

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 25,000 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 applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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