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China columnist, Reuters Breakingviews

The world’s leading provider of real-time financial commentary is seeking a columnist to lead its agenda-setting coverage of Chinese industry, finance, markets and economy amid unprecedented diplomatic and economic tensions. This is an opportunity to tackle some of the most important, yet often misunderstood, topics in global finance. Government efforts to shift to slower, more balanced growth while coping with a more aggressive U.S. trade policy and managing huge debts pose enormous risks at home and abroad.

We are looking for a curious and connected writer who can dissect financial and economic information and write about it in a fresh, punchy, engaging and accessible way. The ideal candidate will be able to build on the Reuters Breakingviews reputation for accuracy, clarity and sophisticated insight, bringing razor-sharp analytical skills and an ability to explain complex concepts to an audience of international investors and financial decision makers.

The role involves:

  • Writing strong, original views on Chinese business, finance and economics – both responding rapidly to breaking news and setting the agenda with proactive commentary.
  • Developing contacts with senior executives, policymakers and analysts.
  • Working closely with other Breakingviews columnists in Asia and the rest of the world to explore ideas and views with broader appeal.
  • Presenting ideas in fresh and interesting ways, such as developing our popular range of interactive calculators and graphics and contributing to various multimedia services, including podcasts.
  • Promoting Breakingviews by participating in conferences, appearing on television/radio and creating a robust social media presence.
  • Being located in Greater China. Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen is the strong preference, but consideration also will be given to Hong Kong as a base.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Demonstrable ability to generate agenda-setting ideas for a global financial audience.
  • A firm grasp of China’s economy and its business and financial landscape.
  • Strong command of Mandarin Chinese; able to read policy documents, earnings releases and social media posts.
  • Familiarity with key concepts of valuation and financial analysis.
  • The ability to deliver punchy, well-argued opinions to tight deadlines.

To learn more and to apply, click here or contact Asia Editor Jeffrey Goldfarb at jeffrey.goldfarb@thomsonreuters.com.

Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews

Reuters Breakingviews is seeking a talented and original thinker with excellent writing and analytical skills to join our team producing columns on companies, economics and financial markets across Asia.

We’re looking for an experienced journalist or analyst with smart ideas, a collegial approach, a high level of numeracy and a drive to be exceptional. A proven ability to generate fresh ideas for impactful commentary is highly desirable; curiosity is expected; a love of tight deadlines is essential.

The ideal candidate will enjoy crafting sharp, punchy, reported opinion pieces that appeal to a high-level global audience. We also want someone willing to dive into everything from Japanese fiscal policy to Australian banks to Southeast Asian tech startups to IPOs of Chinese companies.

Breakingviews has more than 30 columnists worldwide, each of whom enjoys an enviable network of contacts and an eye for an agenda-setting view.

The role requires upholding the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles by which we operate, and the Breakingviews style guide that keeps our writing clear, accessible, consistent and accurate.

This job will be based in Hong Kong.

The essentials:

  • Top-notch idea-generation skills;
  • Clarity and conciseness in writing;
  • Working closely with other Breakingviews columnists in Asia and the rest of the world to explore ideas and views with broader appeal.
  • Knowledge of corporate finance and financial reporting;
  • High-level contacts and a knack for making new ones;
  • A proven desire to build a profile among relevant audiences.

Bonus skills:

  • Experience writing and editing financial commentary;
  • Video, TV, podcast and event-moderating experience;
  • An ability to help colleagues develop ideas;
  • Language proficiency, including Chinese or Japanese preferred.

To learn more and to apply, click here or contact Asia Editor Jeffrey Goldfarb at jeffrey.goldfarb@thomsonreuters.com.

Asia editorial assistant, Reuters Breakingviews (7-month contract)

Breakingviews, the agenda-setting financial commentary arm of Reuters, is looking for an editorial assistant to support our work in Asia between March 2020 and October 2020. This is a full time, temporary position.

The successful candidate will gain valuable experience as part of an award-winning team of columnists in Hong Kong. The role involves working closely with production to copy-edit and publish commentary, newsletters and multimedia, as well as helping to promote the Breakingviews brand on social media. It will also require helping editors prepare for interviews and research columns.

The position would be suitable for an entry-level candidate. Please note that this is not a writing role, though there may be an occasional opportunity to do so.

What you’ll need:

  • Fluent English and an eye for detail
  • Bundles of energy, and a strong desire to learn more about finance and media
  • Available to work full time in Hong Kong between March 2020 and October 2020
  • An understanding of, or serious interest in, finance and economics is welcome
  • Experience in copy-editing will be a great asset in this role

The role will involve:

  • Daily production of text and video content on multiple publishing platforms
  • Promotion of Breakingviews through social media, email newsletters and other means
  • Assisting with special projects, including multimedia and websites
  • Organization of regular editorial events, including dinner-debates and panel discussions
  • Maintain and expand lists of VIPs, customers and editorial contacts
  • Support Breakingviews editors with administrative, travel and other assistance

To learn more and to apply, click here or send a cover letter (no more than one page) and CV (no more than two pages) to katrina.hamlin@thomsonreuters.com.