Senior Foreign Exchange Correspondent

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The London Markets team covers the foreign exchange, European government bond, and European and UK stock markets.

Position: Senior Foreign Exchange Correspondent - JREQ086668

Role Summary:

Looking for a job at the heart of the world's biggest stories? Big developments in economics and politics drive currencies, and often vice versa. The London Markets team is looking for a senior correspondent with knowledge and experience of foreign exchange markets to report the news that matters in an area of crucial importance to Reuters clients.

It has already been a busy year in currency markets, and with uncertainties over Brexit and the impact of Trumponomics, there seems little chance it will quieten down. FX is still the world's biggest financial market. But, after scandals over market manipulation, and under pressure from increased regulation and tighter cost control by banks, the market is changing. As some traditional players pull back, others are taking their places to serve corporate and investment community clients. After years of a technological "arms race" between computer-driven trading platforms, the jury is still out over whether the future belongs to man or machine.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

The successful candidate will have excellent markets knowledge, be a fluent writer and have a good track record of contact-building and generating stories. The ability to work within a small team of currency and bond market reporters and to collaborate with journalists across the region and beyond is vital. Social media skills and experience in new media publishing would be an advantage. Key duties will include snapping moves across a range of G10 currencies, and writing daily stories on action in the currency market. Building sources across the industry and generating story ideas that go beyond the price moves are also essential skills. Coverage of visiting policymakers is an important part of the job.

Key Relationships:

Close coordination with other FX reporters, including in New York and Tokyo, and with London bond reporters and our European bureau network will be an important aspect of this role

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of currency and other financial markets
  • Exceptional news writing skills
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Ability to file urgent news from the field
  • Track record of making contacts and using them effectively to break news
  • Broad knowledge of European business and politics
  • Ability to work within a small team and to collaborate with others
  • Must have a proven track record of building sources across the industry and generating story ideas that go beyond the price moves
  • Experience/knowledge of debt market coverage
  • Experience of working in a real-time news environment

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Additional languages an advantage
  • Knowledge of multimedia modes of story-telling, including graphics

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NB: Flexible working options will be considered as part of this application. E.g. Job shares

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