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Breakingviews starts new Asia edition


Reuters Breakingviews launched Monday a fourth daily email edition of its financial commentary service.

The new edition will  be produced by Breakingviews expanded team led by Asia Editor Peter Thal Larsen and will allow Breakingviews to deliver its commentary in a more timely fashion during the Asian working day, and to better pace output globally.

Readers in Europe will find an early-morning briefing in their inboxes on what’s happened in Asia overnight. Readers in the Americas will get a late-night jump on the day ahead. In addition, Breakingviews will provide a new daily video clip from Asia where its columnists in the region discuss the most interesting views of the day.

Founded in 1999 and acquired by Reuters in 2009, Reuters Breakingviews delivers financial insight. Every day, Breakingviews comments on the big financial stories as they break in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Expert analysis is provided by a global team of 30 correspondents based in New York, Washington, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

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Reuters seeks Fed correspondent


Reuters is seeking a journalist who is a proven news breaker and deeply sourced professional to cover the U.S. Federal Reserve from Washington.

We need someone with a hefty record in delivering ahead-of-the-curve initiative reporting and agenda-setting stories, who is comfortable handling breaking news, and whose prose stands out for its clarity.

The Fed is one of Washington’s most cloistered institutions, so the winning candidate will need excellent source-building skills. Moreover, this reporter must be capable of generating smart and incisive copy that takes readers beyond the bank’s clutch of annual public events to paint the big picture about the future policy track for the world’s most important central bank.

The Fed is at a critical juncture. It about to welcome a new chair and vice chair just as the Fed is preparing to wind down the greatest monetary policy experiment of all time. A mountain of unanswered questions on the direction of U.S. monetary policy, the U.S. and global economies and world financial markets will emerge in the wake of this high-stakes act.


We need someone who is able to come to terms with the beat quickly and who can help drive the file on what is one of the most important stories for our diverse readership. We also need a team player who can work hand in glove with the rest of our Fed coverage team. The reporter who wins this post needs to have a grounding in both economics and finance and a strong sense for how Fed policy interacts with financial markets. Even more so, however, this person needs a hard nose for news and the skills required to tell a big story well.

To apply, go here.

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Reuters seeks banking reporter in Hong Kong


Reuters is seeking an experienced journalist to cover the Asia activities of the global commercial banks, including HSBC, Standard Chartered and Barclays.

Based in Hong Kong, the Asia banking correspondent will report not just on the banks’ work in Greater China but also across the region, working with reporters in the other countries where these banks are present.

This is an initiative-heavy beat — the reporter will look deeply into the machinations of these banks, reporting on areas where they’re expanding and experimenting, and exposing where banks may be skirting regulations or taking on more risk than they should.

Regulation, trading, derivatives and banking are all key areas of this beat. The role requires a strong writer with a sharp analysis/initiative ideas, and very strong sourcing abilities.

To apply, go here.

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Reuters seeks financial correspondent in Dubai


Reuters needs a top-flight journalist to anchor the financial team in Dubai and cover the investment and corporate sector in the Gulf, the MENA region and Turkey.

The successful candidate will probably have several years of experience covering investment banking, private equity or company news. The successful candidate will lead our coverage of an expected heavy flow of stories about mergers and acquisitions.

The competition to be first on these will be fierce. We need a highly competitive, driven performer who has a painstaking eye for detail and is unflappable. But candidates seeking this position should also have strong writing and editing skills. They should be as happy snapping and writing trunks as chasing ministers and bankers at conferences and on the phone.

The essential ingredient of our success in the Gulf has been collaboration and information sharing, not only among Gulf colleagues but across our global network of investment banking and M and A specialists. We need a journalist with a strong record of teamwork, a proven ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate, and someone blessed with the people skills to get the best out of colleagues often working under intense pressure.


- At least five years reporting experience

- Proven track record of cultivating sources and breaking news

- Strong copy editing and news editing skills

- Experience reporting corporate and investment banking news

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.

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Reuters seeks West Coast bureau chief


Reuters is looking for an exceptional journalist to lead its coverage of the U.S. West Coast. The bureau chief will run our teams in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle, driving coverage of Silicon Valley, the entertainment industry, gaming in Las Vegas, and some of the most exciting companies in the world.

Corporate stories dominate the file, from Starbucks to the movie industry and giants of global technology – Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mircrosoft, Oracle and Cisco. The successful candidate will play a major role in shaping our global technology file on everything from startups and gadgets to supply chains, succession planning and cybersecurity. You will lead coverage of the region’s varied stories – from natural disasters and celebrity scandals to budget crises in the region’s states and cities.

The bureau chief needs to be a top flight editor able to leap effectively on breaking news, be able to prioritize ruthlessly, and think creatively about ambitious enterprise projects that will set Reuters apart from the crowd. Above all, he or she will be an inspirational leader and caring mentor, able to bring the best out of a talented team of reporters.

* At least 10 years experience in business journalism.
* Track record of running successful reporting teams.
* Exceptional writing and editing skills.
* Deep knowledge of the tech industry and great sources in Silicon Valley will be an advantage.

To apply, go here.

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Reuters seeks Canada bureau chief


Reuters is seeking a highly motivated and talented journalist to serve as our next Canadian bureau chief.

Based in Toronto, the successful candidate will oversee staff in five cities spread across the world’s second biggest country, as well as an expanding Bangalore team. We need someone who will inspire staff to deliver an agenda-setting file, rich in initiative stories and exclusives, while fending off aggressive wire service rivals and well entrenched local media.

Major stories include Canada’s push to export more of its massive reserves of oil and natural gas to energy-hungry Asian markets and the U.S., a process hindered by volatile prices and fierce opposition from environmentalists.

The country’s mining companies are some of the biggest in the industry and major foreign investors in high-growth but politically unstable countries in Latin America, Africa to Central Asia. And Canadian banks, which escaped the financial crisis largely unscathed, are making a renewed push into the United States and the global wealth management industry.

The role will require an editor with a strong understanding of the interplay between equity, debt, currency and commodity markets, who is equally adept at writing and editing political and general news stories. She/he must be able to motivate staff to develop stories that appeal to both domestic and international clients and distinguish Reuters from competitors.

Flexibility and the capacity for hard work are essential, as the job involves evening and weekend call duty. International relocation will be considered for internal candidates looking to move to Toronto, which is frequently ranked among the top cities for quality of life. Our newsroom offers one of the most attractive work environments at Reuters and is located in the financial district, an easy commute by foot, bike, streetcar or subway.

Required Skills:
- 10+ years of experience
- Previous management experience
- Experience with real-time reporting is a must

To apply, go here.

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Reuters seeks auto reporter in Detroit


The Reuters Detroit bureau is looking for an energetic and ambitious reporter to join the auto team and lead coverage of Ford Motor Co.

You will join a small, close-knit team that is focused on regional, national and global auto coverage, in such sectors as management, technology, manufacturing, design, sales, finance, legislation/regulation and labor. The successful candidate will be expected to cover spot/breaking news and develop enterprise stories on the auto beat, particularly those involving Ford.

Team members in the Detroit bureau also collaborate frequently on breaking and enterprise stories with colleagues on the global auto team in Europe and Asia, as well as colleagues on other beats in other bureaus, including New York, Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The competition on auto coverage from other major media outlets is intense, so the successful candidate will be proactive, creative, willing to jump on other breaking stories as needed and able to spot and develop bigger stories on trends, themes and personalities. All members of the Detroit-based auto team also share coverage of such related beats as suppliers, foreign brands and international auto shows.

- At least five years of full-time reporting experience
- Strong skills as a reporter and writer
- Some analytical skills and ability to work with data and financial documents
- Ability to write quickly and clearly on deadline
- Ability to comprehend and simplify often-complex technology
- Ability to cast news events within a broader contextual framework
- Ability to develop good sources within the auto industry and on Wall Street
- Ability and willingness to collaborate with Reuters colleagues in other bureaus/regions
- Some knowledge of the global auto industry would be an asset

To apply, go here.


Parsons, ex-Reuters, joining Newsweek


Claudia Parsons, previously a top news editor and deputy enterprise editor at Reuters, is joining Newsweek later this month.

Parsons will be reunited with Jim Impoco, the top editor at Newsweek, who had also worked at Reuters.

She starts Feb. 24. ”I’ll be doing a bit of everything, but with a focus on arts/culture/life and other features,” said Persons in an email to Talking Biz News.  ”It’s a small team so we are all generalists.”

When asked about Impoco, Parsons said, “I was lucky enough to be Jim’s deputy at Reuters for a while and it was so much fun I had to find a way to work for him again. Lucky for me he runs a magazine now.”

Parsons left Reuters in October 2013. She joined Reuters as a graduate trainee in London in 1997 and worked in Spain, Italy, Turkey, Iraq and the United States during her 16 years with Reuters.

Her reporting covered subjects ranging from the Monaco Grand Prix to the war in Afghanistan, the Oscars to the U.S. presidential elections.

As deputy enterprise editor in 2011, she helped launch investigative reporting at Reuters with Impoco. Among her editing credits are a story on shell companies that won several awards including a Loeb, and a major multimedia package on frontier markets that won a SABEW award.

Born in Scotland and with a BA Hons. 1st class in Classics and Modern Languages from Oxford University, Parsons lives with her husband Rick Perry, a photographer at the New York Times.

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Reuters parent reports fourth-quarter loss


Thomson Reuters Corp., the parent of the Reuters news service, swung to a fourth-quarter loss as the financial data provider posted restructuring charges and revenue declined at its core financial and risk division.

Tess Stynes of The Wall Street Journal writes, “In the latest period, revenue from the financial and risk division fell 2.4% to $1.67 billion.

“The company’s Eikon financial desktop platform, launched in the wake of the financial crisis, has only recently shown signs of growth.

“‘While the external headwinds were stronger than anticipated at year-end, particularly in Europe and the emerging markets, I am pleased with the progress we continued to make inside the company and with our customers,’ Chief Executive James C. Smith said in a news release. ‘I am confident this progress will accelerate in 2014.’

“Thomson Reuters reported a loss of $351 million, or 43 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier profit of $352 million, or 42 cents a share. Excluding items, adjusted earnings were 49 cents.”

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