Financial Services Editor, Americas

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

Reuters is seeking a seasoned newsroom leader to oversee our coverage of banks and financial services in the Americas. As we approach the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis, many of the issues that caused the meltdown are a distant memory. Economic growth, rising rates and lower taxes are set to benefit banks. Wall Street lobbyists are trying to undo onerous regulations put in place after the crisis, hoping to seize on the deregulatory zeal of the Trump administration. But there are also risks. Market froth, apparent in phenomena like the rise of crypto currencies, can hide serious risks. Rising populism, international trade showdowns and geopolitical uncertainty will affect the financial industry through events like Brexit. Fintech is fast disrupting traditional business models and many of the big banks are also due for leadership changes.

The financial services editor will tell the story of a changing Wall Street and the challenges facing it and the rest of the industry. Based in New York, the editor will work with a talented team of reporters in New York and Washington, as well as bureaus around the region. The successful candidate for this high-profile role must be able to juggle daily news while driving insightful enterprise stories about banks, insurers, investment firms and other financial institutions. She or he must be able to conceptualize and edit deeper stories that have exclusive information and tell our readers something unexpected or new about the industry. To that end, the candidate must demonstrate keen skills at prioritization and delegation.


  • Manage a team of experienced reporters and editors to produce distinctive and impactful stories about financial institutions
  • Collaborate with reporters throughout the Americas, and counterparts in Asia and EMEA, to tell global stories
  • Work seamlessly with editing desks to ensure a smooth story production process
  • Drive ambitious story projects, including investigations, focused on the industry
  • Lead from the front, helping open doors for reporters and driving the file with tips and story ideas

  • At least five years' experience covering the financial industry
  • Prior management or news leadership experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of the region and international finance highly desirable
  • Ability to generate and articulate ideas to drive the file forward in original ways
  • Ability to partner well with different teams, across news bureaus and beats

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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