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Reuters seeks correspondent in Tokyo

Reuters is seeking a reporter who can take responsibility for providing stories, deal analysis, pipelines and special feature in the debt capital market. This job includes delivering the news, collecting comments from the market and supporting the special event.

- Has responsibility for collecting data and comments for the new issues in the bond capital market. Collecting information includes terms and conditions, new issuance lists, rating actions, shelf registration and so on. Soon after creating the new data, the reporter starts collecting comments from the market and delivers the deal analysis as the DealWatch news.
- Provide the pipelines, the market analysis, and special feature.
- Support for the special event (DealWatch Awards)
- Establish good relationship with the market such as bankers, traders, and investors.To apply, go here.

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Reuters seeks economics editor in Singapore


Reuters is seeking a top-flight editor to drive the regional economics file from the fastest-growing region in the world.

The successful candidate for this high-profile role will be an idea generator, working with journalists across Asia to produce an economics file that stands out from that of competitors. He or she will strive for excellence, looking for smart angles and sharp context to show a global readership why they should care. Strong news judgment is a must and a sophisticated understanding of the subject is essential to make sure our coverage teases out the angles clients want and need to know about.

The chosen candidate should be an excellent writer and editor, able to lead and inspire a far-flung group of journalists to produce an agenda-setting file. Economics is a highly competitive and commoditized subject, so it is essential the Economics Editor can find new ways to tell this important story, whether focused on China’s mounting debt, Japan’s “Abenomics” phenomenon, or regional minnows such as Taiwan.

The Economics Editor, Asia, will report to the Asia Editor and will be a key member of a senior news team shaping the regional and global file, so the ideal candidate must be a driven newsroom leader with a proven ability to develop and execute strategy working closely with a wider team.

- Proven excellence in writing, editing and team leadership
- Sophisticated understanding of domestic and international economics and policy
- Ability to hone in on the questions that financial professionals need answered
- Ideas generator to drive the file forward in original ways
- Diplomacy and influencing skills: the Editor must be able to lead a far-flung team or reporters and to work closely and well with peer

To apply, go here.

Jason Szep

Reuters names Szep its international affairs editor


The following announcement was made by Reuters deputy editor Paul Ingrassia and Washington bureau chief Marilyn Thompson:

Jason Szep, an award-winning Reuters veteran who has had postings in seven countries, will take on a new role as International Affairs Editor in our Washington bureau.  Reporting to Washington bureau chief Marilyn Thompson, Jason will have a remit to drive coverage of global diplomacy, geopolitics and trade.  He will focus on international stories with a strong Washington angle, the very stories that play to the strength of our extensive global bureau network.

To be more specific, Jason will run Washington teams covering foreign policy, defense, trade and the United Nations. He also will serve as the link between our Washington bureau and our global network of bureaus from Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Madrid and Sao Paulo to San Francisco, furthering our pursuit of excellence on everything from breaking news to investigative projects.

Jason has special stature to fill this role.  He is a 23-year Reuters veteran who began his career as a fixed-income and economics reporter in Toronto followed by postings in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Boston and Bangkok. He was most recently Southeast Asia Bureau Chief, based in Bangkok, where he oversaw coverage of the region’s 10 countries.

He had previously served as Thailand & Indochina Bureau Chief, and before that Bureau Chief in his native Boston.  There he became the first Reuters journalist to win the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award, recognizing a ground-breaking series on Mormonism in America. While in Bangkok, he was co-winner of a Society of Publishers in Asia Award, Asia’s top journalism contest, for a series on Myanmar. His work there, with colleagues, chronicled the opening of Myanmar and the plight of the nation’s  Rohingya  Muslim minority. Jason also led a winning team last year in the Reuters Journalist of the Year awards.

Please join us in congratulating Jason and wishing him the very best in his new role.

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Reuters names economics editor, Canada bureau chief and regional editor


Dayan Candappa, editor of the Americas at Reuters, sent out the following staff appointments on Monday:

I’m delighted to announce that three very talented and experienced Reuters journalists – Tiffany Wu, David Chance and Amran Abocar – will be moving into key roles in the Americas. Please join me in wishing them all the best in their new assignments.

Tiffany Wu

Tiffany will take over as Desk Editor and Deputy Regional Editor, bringing 16 years of experience across the file, exceptional copy editing skills and deep knowledge of our news-editing operations to the leadership of the Americas Desk. Tiffany will partner with my other deputy, Top News Editor Martin Howell, in driving news coverage across the Americas  She will work closely with the specialist editors to shape the next phase of the desk’s transformation.

Tiffany takes over from Ciro Scotti, whose next move will be announced soon. I am grateful to Ciro for his strong contribution over the past two years and for the unified editing desk he leaves behind. Tiffany and I will be building on the foundation he has laid.

Tiffany has done many of the key jobs at Reuters – reporter, bureau chief, top news editor and regional specialist editor who had responsibility for the companies desking team – giving her a rounded view of the editing desk’s pivotal role.

Tiffany moved to New York eight years ago as our Tech, Media and Telecoms Editor, and was promoted to run Company News in the Americas in 2010. She joined the Top News Team in September 2012 and has helped guide our coverage of a wide range of front page stories, from cyber attacks and the fallout from the Snowden leaks to big corporate shake-ups and the Quebec train derailment disaster.

Tiffany joined Reuters in 1998 as a macro-economics correspondent in Hong Kong, where she was born and raised. Two years later she moved to Shanghai to cover Chinese financial markets and corporate news, and then went on to Taipei where she was bureau chief from 2003 to 2006.

David Chance

David will move to Washington as Economics Editor for the Americas to drive coverage of the world’s largest economy and some of its most promising and problematic emerging markets. David, who will report to me, will work with reporters, editors and bureau chiefs across the region to ensure that Reuters brings to the economics and policy story the urgency and ambition our readers expect of us.

David has been with Reuters for 23 years, mostly covering economics and markets from the Argentine and Russian financial crises to the rebound in emerging markets. His most recent posting was in Seoul where a three-year stint saw him cover the death of Kim Jong Il, the ascent to power of Kim Jong Un and North Korea’s third nuclear test and rocket launches. David admits that his hands were shaking when he filed the snap of Kim Jong Il’s death from a North Korean television broadcast, something he assures me will not happen when he’s handling alerts on the Fed.

Prior to Seoul, David was Bureau Chief Malaysia and Brunei and before that Bureau Chief in Hungary in addition to stints in London and New York, where his eldest son was born. The Chance family will return to the United States after 16 years early in the summer.

Amran Abocar

Amran returns to Canada as bureau chief after six years in Asia and the Middle East, where she covered everything from Dubai’s property bust and the Arab Spring to bizarre mining policies in Indonesia. It is an exciting time for her new team which has lots of hot stories and the full attention of the F&R business, for whom Canada is a top priority in the Americas. Amran and her colleagues will be looking for creative ways to expand the breadth of our file and ramp up enterprising coverage at the same time.

Amran knows Reuters Toronto well; she joined the company there as an editorial intern and moved to a number of reporting and editing roles covering companies, capital markets, treasury and the SARS outbreak in Canada. She left for Dubai in 2008, just as the emirate’s economy was imploding, and ran the financial team in the Gulf for four years. She was appointed Deputy Bureau Chief, Gulf  just in time for the Arab Spring revolts that rocked the region. Amran then moved to Singapore as Deputy Commodities Editor for Asia. A Somali Canadian, Amran will return home with two boys who want to build an army of snowmen to make up for the years in the Arabian desert and tropical Southeast Asia. They will have to be patient as Amran will remain in Singapore until the summer.

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Reuters seeks senior content editor for Deals Group


Thomson Reuters seeks a high-energy wordsmith to fill the role of Senior Content Editor of the Deals Group.

It’s a fantastic opportunity: Our community websites and subscription websites and magazines cover two of the hottest areas of corporate finance — private equity and venture capital. The senior content editor edits blog posts, news stories and features for content, spelling, punctuation, grammar and style.

He or she is also responsible for the timely posting of stories along with appropriate pictures and artwork. The senior content editor also assists with layout and proofreading of our print publications. In addition to editing copy, the senior content editor actively monitors the Reuters Wire for PE- and VC-related stories to share on the Deals Group’s community and subscription websites.

The successful candidate will have excellent time management and people skills, be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, and have a working knowledge of Reuters style and principles or the equivalent.

■ 5 years of experience in a copy-editing and website management role or equivalent
■Proficiency with content management systems WordPress and WebVision, as well as Excel, Word, Picture Manager and PowerPoint

To apply, go here.

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Reuters seeks desk editor in New York


Reuters is looking for a talented and energetic journalist to join the editing desk in The Americas.

The successful candidate will have the versatility to edit and/or rewrite economic, financial, business, political and general news stories of all stripes. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to work seamlessly with reporters and editors to shape and improve storylines and content. Working under news agency time pressures, the ideal journalist must be able to turn challenged copy into a compelling read that can be appreciated by both financial professionals and a wider audience.

- Strong editing, rewriting and headline skills
- At least five years of daily journalism experience in a fast-paced environment
- The proven ability to transform average copy into high-quality prose
- Speed, accuracy and an eye for potential legal problems
- Strong news judgment and the guts to challenge reporters and editors without alienating them
- A curious and questioning mind
- A solid understanding of economics, business, finance and politics
- A willingness to embrace and utilize change in editorial technology

To apply, go here.

Steven Norton

CIO Journal hires Norton from Reuters


Steven Norton, a producer for the Reuters Global Markets Forum, has been hired as a reporter for the CIO Journal, a Wall Street Journal website.

The  CIO Journal is a vertical geared toward chief information officers and other technology executives. He will cover the ways in which technology drives growth and informs business strategy.

The Global Markets Forum is a 24-hour, cross-asset chat room community for finance professionals.

“I’m incredibly excited to join the CIO Journal team,” said Norton in an email to Talking Biz News. “Technology has become an increasingly critical part of the C-suite conversation, and I believe that’s only going to continue. From ‘Big Data’ to cloud computing, cybersecurity and the consumerization of IT, I can’t wait to explore how executives are navigating the rapidly changing technological landscape.”

Norton is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was editor of The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper. He interned at Bloomberg News and the business news desk of the Charlotte Observer.

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Reuters seeks hedge fund reporter in London


Reuters is looking for an energetic journalist to cover the hedge fund industry in London as part of the EMEA funds team.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity for a reporter with a proven track record in initiative reporting to get under the skin of perhaps the most secretive of all industries. The hedge fund correspondent will need to get into the funds’ heartland of expensively understated offices and plush eateries in London’s Mayfair to report on which funds are on the rise, which are declining, and crucially the personalities behind them.

Key Responsibilities
This is a demanding role and the successful candidate will be expected to drive initiative reporting on hedge funds, building strong sources and breaking news on the industry, including new funds being set up or closing, fund performance, investment trends and the hedge fund managers themselves. There is no shortage of color and intrigue, but it will take constant source-building, persistence and charm to prise it out of those who make their living from playing their cards close to their chests.

The correspondent will need to work closely with other reporters in London, across the region and in the U.S. and Asia. They will need to share tips and leads in order to get the most of our sources in the markets team, IFR and investment banks, who still provide the prime brokerage services hedge funds need to operate.

The correspondent will also need to establish contacts among the funds which invest in hedge funds, including fund-of-funds, in order to get hold of the “investor letters” which hedge funds send out to their clients detailing their performance. Applicants should have a good understanding of how hedge funds and investment banks work, a proven ability to develop sources and break exclusive news and a collegiate approach which will allow them to provide sector specialist correspondents and bureaus with guidance and input when hedge funds get involved in buying or selling a company’s shares or bonds or a sovereign’s debt or CDS.

They have played a central role in situations such as the Greek debt work-out and other restructurings and an ability to get to grips with often complex financial puzzles will be key to success.

The Hedge Fund Correspondent will work as part of the EMEA funds team and will be expected to jump in and help cover long-only funds as well as hedge funds, while also contributing to our coverage of investment banking in the region through their contacts with the prime brokers. Close collaboration with counterparts in the U.S. and Asia is also critical.

The successful candidate will need to be able to put developments in the industry, such as the impact of regulation of the so-called shadow banking sector, into a European and global context, cut through technical jargon to write for a broad audience and balance spot news with a regular stream of regular incisive stand back pieces on themes, trends and personalities within the hedge fund industry.

To apply, go here.

Greg McCune

McCune, ex Reuters, joins Associated Press


Greg McCune, who left Reuters in December after 29 years at the news service, has joined the Associated Press in Chicago.

McCune is now editing stories from 14 states of the Midwest.

McCune was an editor in Chicago that in charge of the Reuters America service. He was among a number of long-time employees who left Reuters at the end of last year via buyout offers as the company aimed to cut costs.

McCune, who has degrees from Kansas State and George Washington University, also worked as a reporter for Reuters in Washington, London and Brussels. He was also the chief correspondent in Canada and the Washington news editor.

He is also a past president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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Reuters seeks finance editor in Hong Kong


Reuters is seeking a Finance Editor, Asia to oversee the financial industry news file across Asia. The successful candidate for this high-profile role must be able to juggle the high intensity news flow from M&A, Equity Capital Markets and fund-raising deals with a pipeline of unique, hard-hitting initiative stories about banks, insurers and other financial institutions operating in the region.

Financial news is a critically important part of the Reuters file, not just because of the steady stream of market-sensitive information coming from the industry, but also because of the Thomson Reuters customers who depend on the sector’s daily flow of articles, announcements, breaking news and insights.

A nose for what constitutes a major deal/fund raising scoop from an everyday transaction is a must in this job, as is rock solid sourcing judgment for what are often market-moving headlines. In addition, the job requires in-depth knowledge of new regulations that impact the financial industry in Asia and beyond.

Responsibilities: -

- Managing a team of up to nine experienced reporters, in addition to keeping a finger on the pulse of the financial news flowing from places such as China, India and Southeast Asia
- Involves close coordination with the Japan Finance Team and counterparts in the U.S. and EMEA.
- The Finance Editor will need to harness the strengths of the finance teams across Asia to generate exclusive and agenda setting stories that will set the Reuters file apart from our competitors, producing a must-have service for our clients.
- The role may involve a heavy amount of reporting, as well as building and running a team of consummate news breakers and market movers.
- Asia’s Finance EIC will be part of a senior news team shaping the regional and global file.

To apply, go here.