Politics Editor (Editor in Charge)

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.com.

Reuters is looking for an excellent journalist for the role of Politics Editor in our Washington bureau. The editor will take on some of the biggest stories in the world as Donald Trump overhauls U.S. policies almost across the board -- from trade and diplomacy to immigration and regulation - and the presidency itself. The populist real estate billionaire has already dramatically changed politics and U.S. relationships with allies and enemies around the world. The Trump-Russia investigation, power struggles inside the White House, and Trump's volatile relations with lawmakers, business executives and world leaders will all determine whether he succeeds or fails.

We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of politics, policy and business, and can work well with reporters to drive our daily news coverage and enterprise reporting on these important stories. The editor , who will report to the Washington Bureau Chief, will also have a major role in designing and executing our coverage of the 2020 presidential election.


  • A track record of reporting and writing ambitious, exclusive and high-impact stories
  • Ability to cultivate sources and gain access to exclusive documents
  • Strong news judgement and excellent editing skills
  • Leadership experience and ability to work collaboratively across teams and geographies
  • Understanding of multimedia elements to enhance stories, from graphics to pictures and video

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 25,000 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.

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Washington-District of Columbia-United States of America

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