Deputy Bureau Chief

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Role Overview

The new Deputy Bureau Chief will work closely with the Bureau Chief to shape and lead the newsfile, and will join at a time when secretive North Korea's stepped-up pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles under leader Kim Jong Un put it at the top of the global security and news agenda. Called the world's most urgent security threat by U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea is also emerging as a fast-changing society with the growth of an underground market economy.

The election of the first liberal administration in a decade in South Korea, following a historic political crisis, signals a change in the delicate balance of power among the world's largest countries. Beyond the security threat posed by the North, Asia's fourth-largest economy is grappling with how to ease its dependence on manufacturing and exports, and a scandal-plagued chaebol conglomerate system is under growing pressure to reform. Samsung, the world's biggest maker of smartphones and other electronics, faces a difficult generational transition with its leader in jail over a bribery charge.

The successful candidate will plan coverage across this wide-ranging file and inspire reporters to break news and pursue in-depth multimedia stories. This person will help lead coverage of agenda-setting stories that differentiate Reuters from the competition, and edit and champion the best stories out of Seoul within Reuters and externally. He or she will have excellent news judgment and editing skills and a passion for leading teams.

  • Proven excellence in writing and editing
  • A strong background in breaking exclusive news and writing enterprising stories
  • Talent at generating ideas that can drive the file forward in original ways, across multiple parts of the file
  • Prior management or news leadership experience
  • A team player who can collaborate with colleagues in different parts of the office and different parts of the world
  • Demonstrable experience of producing multimedia content
  • Korean language skills a plus, but not essential

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