Jobs

Asia editorial assistant, Reuters Breakingviews

Reuters Breakingviews, the world’s leading financial commentary publication, is looking for an editorial assistant to support our work in Asia.

The editorial assistant is a critical entry-level position supporting a team of columnists and editors across the region. The ideal applicant will have exceptional organizational skills, an ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and a robust appreciation for the editorial process.

The successful candidate will gain valuable experience as part of an award-winning team based in the busy Hong Kong newsroom. They will help Reuters Breakingviews to cover the region’s biggest financial stories, from boardroom battles and hostile takeovers to bold economic reform.


The role involves:

  • Daily web production of text and video content on multiple publishing platforms
  • Promotion of Breakingviews through social media, email newsletters and other means
  • Overseeing special projects, including the production and distribution of books
  • Organization of regular editorial events, including dinner-debates and panel discussions
  • Maintaining and growing lists of VIPs, customers and editorial contacts
  • Supporting Breakingviews editors with administrative, travel and other assistance


The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Proven organizational skills and an ability to multi-task
  • An interest in pursuing a career in journalism
  • Strong awareness of the best practices in social media
  • Enthusiasm for supporting the leading team in global financial commentary
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, in particular creating graphic charts from spreadsheets
  • Fluent written and conversational English; able to catch and correct grammar and spelling errors in written copy
  • Available to work full time in Hong Kong


Nice to have: 

  • An understanding of finance and economics
  • Professional or fluent Mandarin, Cantonese or Japanese

 
To apply:

Send a cover letter (no more than one page) and CV (no more than two pages) to katrina.hamlin@thomsonreuters.com


Germany Columnist

We are looking for a columnist to lead our agenda-setting coverage of German business, finance, economics and policy. This is an opportunity to shape the agenda on Europe’s largest economy at a time of unprecedented change in the euro zone and the world.

Building on our long-established reputation for speed, accuracy, clarity and insight, you will craft incisive views on deals, corporate strategy, economics and policy. You must have razor-sharp analytical skills and the ability to tackle complex concepts with lively, engaging arguments.

Experience of writing in English is essential, as is an understanding of finance and a reliable stream of original ideas.

What it involves:

  • Researching and writing strong, original views on German business, finance and economics – both responding rapidly to breaking news and setting the agenda
  • Presenting ideas in fresh and interesting ways, including the use of interactive graphics
  • Developing contacts with senior executives, financiers and policymakers
  • Working with columnists and editors elsewhere in Europe to explore cross-border themes


What’s required: 

  • A firm grasp of the German economy and its business and financial landscape
  • The ability to formulate strong, well-argued opinions under tight deadlines
  • A base of high-level contacts among bankers, investors and policymakers
  • Experience of presenting your views to a sophisticated financial audience
  • Fluent German

To apply, send a CV and samples of your work to peter.thal.larsen@reuters.com


Columnist

We are looking for a columnist to join our crack team in London.

Building on our long-established reputation for speed, accuracy, clarity and insight, you will craft incisive views on deals, corporate strategy, markets, economics and policy. You must have razor-sharp analytical skills and the ability to tackle complex concepts with lively, engaging arguments.

Though writing experience is a distinct advantage, an understanding of finance and a reliable stream of original ideas are equally critical.

What it involves: 

  • Researching and writing strong, original views on European business, finance and economics – both responding rapidly to breaking news and setting the agenda
  • Presenting ideas in fresh and interesting ways, including the use of interactive graphics
  • Developing contacts with senior executives, financiers and policymakers
  • Working with columnists and editors in Europe, Asia and the United States to develop ideas and illuminate cross-border themes


What’s required:

  • A firm grasp of the basic concepts of corporate finance and business
  • The ability to formulate strong, well-argued opinions under tight deadlines
  • A base of high-level contacts among bankers, investors and policymakers
  • Experience of presenting your views to a sophisticated financial audience

To apply, send a CV and samples of your work to peter.thal.larsen@reuters.com


Associate Editor

We are looking for an experienced financial journalist to help guide our coverage in Europe. This is an opportunity to help shape the agenda on corporate finance, economics, markets and policy across the region.

Building on our long-established reputation for speed, accuracy, clarity and insight, the Associate Editor will combine access to senior executives, financiers and policymakers with razor-sharp analytical skills, fresh ideas, and the ability to tackle complex concepts with lively, engaging arguments.

The editor will work with our global team of 30 top-notch columnists to break real-time views and challenge the consensus. They will also work with our production teams to get stories out in a timely fashion. Our editors have great contacts, a strong publishing mindset and can write as well as edit. Original thinking, people skills and financial knowledge are critical.

What it involves:

  • Conceiving, shaping and editing views from our team of columnists for a sophisticated financial audience, to tight deadlines
  • Producing snappy, insightful columns and calculators on a range of topics
  • Maintaining and broadening contacts with senior executives, bankers, investors and policymakers
  • Working with editors in London, New York and Hong Kong to ensure seamless coverage of important stories while identifying cross-border themes
  • Promoting Breakingviews by participating in conferences, appearing on television and radio, and maintaining a robust social media presence

 

What’s required:

  • Demonstrable ability to generate agenda-setting insights for a sophisticated global audience
  • Detailed knowledge of banking, markets and the core concepts of corporate finance
  • The ability to deliver punchy, well-argued opinions to tight deadlines
  • A solid base of high-level contacts among bankers, investors and policymakers
  • Interest in expressing views through graphics and data visualization

To apply, send a CV and samples of your work to peter.thal.larsen@reuters.com