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London, UK: Desk Editor - Reuters

Job Vacancy: Desk Editor - Reuters

Location: London, UK

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 and via Reuters TV.

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 London.

The successful candidate must be adept at crafting and honing storiesthat span geographies, industries and markets, from scoops and breaking news to quick-turn analysis and insights. The position demands an understanding ofthe 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.

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