Senior Journalist

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Position Summary

Reuters is looking for a top-notch senior correspondent tojoin its news reporting team in Sydney, Australia.

Australia'sA$1.7 trillion economy marked a quarter century of growth without recessionthis year, making it the only country in the world after the Netherlands topull off this remarkable feat. The unemployment rate is at a four-year low andpolicy-makers are counting on an LNG boom to continue to support growth for thenext few years following the end of a once-in-a-century mining investment boomthat ended in 2012. The recent rebound in the prices of iron ore and coal willlikely help wipe out the country's overall trade deficit and lift its annualgrowth in nominal gross domestic product from the current 1.7 percent to morethan 3 percent. It is also at the frontier of new energy and technology markets.

But theinevitable slowdown from the supernormal growth rates of the mining investmentboom has led to a yawning fiscal deficit and has threatened Australia's coveted'AAA' credit rating. There are growing concerns about a bubble in the propertymarket and its implications for household debt. The country's major banks areunder the microscope over misconduct issues and rising protectionism ischallenging its geopolitical role in southeast Asia. Political instability hasshaken public and business confidence – current leader Malcolm Turnbull isAustralia's fifth prime minister in eight years, winning last year's federalelection with just a slim majority. The election also saw the rise of far-rightOne Nation party, which has denounced Chinese ownership of key infrastructureand agriculture assets and warned that Australia is in danger of "beingswamped by Muslims", sparking tension in race relations.

Essential Responsibilities

The job calls for an experienced reporter who can help leadour coverage of the most important news across Australia, delivering bothscoops and authoritative analysis. You may be a sector specialist in any field– economics, companies, politics, commodities etc – but able to demonstratethat you are versatile enough to jump into a myriad of stories from financialscandals to major economic shifts.

The successful candidate will be a strong reporter andelegant writer with a proven track record of breaking news and producing deeperreporting that will help set Reuters apart from the competition.

TheAustralian bureau is also responsible for a broad swathe of the SouthPacific, including Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Nauru.Coverage of this region ranges from reporting on Australia's offshore detentioncentres to political instability and natural disasters including earthquakesand tsunamis.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A proven record of breaking news and in-depth reporting
  • Ability to generate and report feature story ideas
  • A deep contact book and/or a track record that shows abilityto build that book
  • Knowledge of and an interest in the Australian financial andpolitical sector
  • Strong organizational and inter-personal skills
  • An understanding and interest in multimedia and the changingface of publishing

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 over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Bring your ambition to make a difference. We'll bring a world of opportunities.

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 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 Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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