We are looking for an experienced and multimedia-savvy editor to join our newsroom and lead our Inclusive Economies file.
In this role, you will lead our global coverage of socio-economic inequality, fair labour, sustainable finance, the economic impacts of discrimination (race / gender / class / sexual orientation), ESG, informal economies, and other similar issues.
Our journalists cover the world from Bangkok to Bogota, with on-the-ground reporting on climate, inclusive economies, and technology and its impact on society, while adhering to the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.
You will inspire and guide your team to produce accessible and engaging news-led stories, agenda-setting features and delightful long reads that spotlight, contextualise and explore links between economic trends, policies and people.
You understand a variety of digital formats, including text, images, audio and video, and have a good grasp of digital and social media platforms.
London is our preferred location for this role, but other locations can also be considered.
As Inclusive Economies Editor you will:
- Direct a global file covering inclusive economies for digital platforms and the wire service
- Manage a small team of correspondents based across the globe
- Produce news stories, features and investigations prioritising context, depth and insight
- Collaborate across editorial files (climate, tech, LGBTQ+) to produce unique, cross-sectional journalism
- Use audience data in editorial decision-making
- Ensure use of SEO and digital best practices in all output
- Work with the social media team to commission posts, video and graphics for social platforms
- Help develop a wide and diverse network of specialist freelancers and op-ed contributors
- Read widely and be up to date on global news and current affairs
To be our Inclusive Economies Editor you will likely have:
- Extensive journalism experience, including a track record of investigations and exclusives
- Expertise in reporting people-centered economic stories, particularly in the Global South
- Sound understanding of global geopolitics and macroeconomics
- Experience building and leading global teams of journalists
- Good understanding of social media platforms, audience building and engagement
- Familiarity with digital audience analytics
- Some experience with (or aptitude for) video and/or audio production
- Desire and aptitude for mentoring junior journalists
- Flexibility to work independently or with a team
- Strong command of written and spoken English
- Fluency in at least 1 other language
Please note, the deadline for applications is Sunday 9th October 2022.
What’s in it For You
At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:
- Global Perspective and Impact: Interested in working for a dynamic global organization with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed.
- A Unique Approach: Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity.
- Our Relevance: With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now.
- Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits.
- Learning & Development: We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.
About Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.
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We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.
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