Reuters hiring for website operation
by Chris Roush
Reuters columnist Felix Salmon writes Friday that the wire service is looking for journalists to work on its revamped website operation, which will launch in March.
Salmon writes, “We’re looking for people who can write, of course: the site will need quick, clean, memorable posts on everything from central banking policy to Facebook’s latest product launch. But, even more importantly, we’re looking for people who can read. Why match when you can link?
“The vision for business section of the site is that it will be a single source for readers to find the best business news and analysis online — regardless of source. The news will come from Reuters and from the rest of the web. As for the analysis, sometimes we’ll link to it, sometimes we’ll reprint it from elsewhere, and sometimes we’ll write it ourselves. Which means that although writing is going to be a key skill for anybody on the team, we’re looking for writers of the contextualizing, value-adding sort — rather than reporters.
“This property won’t look or feel like any other business section — it’ll be smarter, linkier and much more aware of the conversation. Practically, that means blending Reuters content with prominent external links, hover-and-dive blogging (which elides the distinction between a blog and a liveblog), great headlines, semi-traditional news blogging, op-eds, lots of charts, and of course a keen eye on social media in general and the ongoing Twitter conversation in particular.
“If you’re interested, please send a resume and a short note to Counterparties.Reuters@gmail.com. Be sure to include your Twitter handle!”
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