Agriculture & Energy Policy Reporter (Level 1 Journalist)

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

We are seeking an enterprising journalist to join our energy and commodities policy reporting team in Washington DC. The reporter will be expected to break news and deliver distinctive and insightful stories about the Trump administration's efforts to aid drillers, miners, refiners and farmers - and how the changes are affecting people, places, and companies. The space has rarely been more active: the White House has ceded global leadership in fighting climate change; the EPA is in a firestorm of controversy over its leader's deregulatory push, handling of biofuels policy, and alleged ethical missteps; the Interior Department is undergoing an effort to vastly increase drilling offshore and on public land; the Department of Energy is looking for ways to keeping old coal and nuclear power plants from retirement; and lawmakers are drafting a new farm bill.

This is an ideal job for someone who wants to make a difference on an important and highly competitive beat of significant interest to Reuters' financial and media clients. The successful candidate will join an experienced team based in Washington and will be expected to help on all areas of the beat, but with a particular focus on biofuels and agriculture. The winning candidate must be resourceful, persistent, and ambitious and have a knack for developing good sources. Existing contacts on the beat would be helpful.


  • Proven skill at reporting and writing distinctive, ambitious, agenda-setting stories
  • A track record of breaking news
  • Ability to cultivate top sources
  • Proven record of fresh story ideas for feature stories and projects
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Understanding of multi-media elements to enhance stories, from graphics to pictures and video
  • At least 5 years' experience reporting or editing at a major news organization

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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