Bureau Chief, South Asia

Job Description

Reuters is seeking an experienced journalist and dynamic news editor and manager to lead our team in South Asia. The position will be based in New Delhi or Mumbai.

We are looking for a proven newsroom leader to direct and develop a team of Reuters journalists working in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

We're seeking someone with experience managing and motivating reporters and other editors, a track record in integrating text, pictures, graphics and video to tell the biggest stories and an understanding of how to drive distinctive coverage for Reuters' financial and media subscribers. You will need strong writing and editing skills. Experience in business coverage is an advantage as is experience in working in a hostile environment.

The successful candidate will also have strong organizational skills, an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the region and around the world, and a commitment to ensure that we are working in a way that provides for the safety and security of our journalists.

We want an editor with the ability to find and frame stories that highlight the social, political, and economic changes and challenges for a region that represents a fifth of the world's population. You will make decisions about how to balance coverage priorities and how to identify reporting that could be developed into explanatory and investigative special reports.

The stakes could not be higher -- from the pace of economic growth, investment and reform in India to the future of Afghanistan after the longest-running U.S. war.

With 1.3 billion people and an economy that is stalled below the sustained growth it needs, India is a key focus for the region. As the debate over land, labor and financial reforms continues, we want an editor who is excited about the challenge of showing in concrete ways what is changing on the ground for companies and consumers, for policy-makers and voters.

Key skills:

  • Proven writing and news editing ability
  • Experience leading teams and coaching and developing reporters
  • Excellent news judgment and ability to emanate calm and think clearly under pressure
  • Understanding of Reuters customer needs, both financial professionals and media subscribers
  • Ability to collaborate with other teams and managers across geography and specialization
  • Experience working in hostile environments will be an advantage

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.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit thomsonreuters.com/careers .

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