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Company: Thomson Reuters
Address: New York, NY
As the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, employing some 2,500 journalists in 200 locations around the world. Each year, Reuters delivers over 2 million unique news stories, over 1.5 million news alerts, over 814,000 pictures and images, over 129,000 video stories and 100 investigative reports. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world’s media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers at Reuters.com.
With an unparalleled reputation and a history for producing award-winning content, Reuters continues to strengthen its competitive advantage with its work on “Newsroom of the Future”, helping the organization serve its diverse audiences even better and reinforcing how distinctive Reuters is in today’s news ecosystem. The five key attributes that distinguish Reuters from its competitors include:
Based in New York or London, and reporting to the President of Reuters, Michael Friedenberg, the Editor-in-Chief, Reuters will provide editorial and operational leadership to the organization. They will manage the day-to-day editorial operations for a worldwide news agency consisting of 2,500 journalists in 200 locations worldwide that encompasses text and visual, which serves the various customers (Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters, Agency, Professional and Machine) and platforms by which our editorial is experienced. The Editor-in-Chief is required to travel globally — to visit news bureaus, engage with governments in support of Reuters journalists abroad and support sales efforts as appropriate.
Thomson Reuters is seeking an experienced, transformational Editor-in-Chief who possesses the highest editorial standards and excels at leading a global multimedia team to produce fast, accurate, insightful and unbiased journalism. The Editor-in-Chief must be an outstanding people manager and a well-organized operating executive who directs, teaches and inspires the news staff to do its best work. They should be especially strong at leading through change and at marshaling innovative processes and technologies to shape the most exciting and effective newsroom to meet future user needs.
The Editor-in-Chief should have a strong grounding in business and financial news in order to serve Reuters largest customer, Refinitiv, and its financial-professional end users and should also have significant experience in political, economic and general news, essential aspect of our offerings to the news-media customers of our Agency business. Given that the majority of our Agency revenue is derived from visual content, the Editor-in-Chief should also have relevant experience in leading videographers and photojournalists.
The Editor-in-Chief must have a deep understanding of Reuters business and of the media industry and be a strong and constructive partner to the commercial team, with the common goal of driving growth without compromising editorial independence. They must be a numerate, sophisticated budget manager who can knowledgeably oversee the editorial budget process, working closely with the finance team, and reliably meet budget targets.
The ideal candidate possesses the following performance and personal competencies:
Additionally, the Editor-in-Chief will have a relevant bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, rhetoric, business or a related field. Graduate or post-graduate degree (i.e. JD, MBA, PhD) would be an asset.
The Editor-in-Chief will act as a change agent and will espouse the following future state newsroom principles:
Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.
We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.
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.
More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.
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