White House Correspondent (Level 1 Journalist)

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 experienced and talented reporter to join our team for a new role covering the Trump administration. The successful candidate will break news on the Trump presidency, its policies and dramas and help Reuters set the agenda beyond the daily headlines. She or he will tell the inside story of a sometimes chaotic administration and break news on the debates surrounding the top issues facing the White House, including the Mueller investigation, trade, foreign policy, deregulation and lobbying. Our readers want to learn who is pushing what policy positions and why, and understand their real-world impact.

We are looking for candidates who already have strong sources inside and outside the White House, or a proven ability to develop them, and a record producing exclusive and enterprising stories. The role will also require building sources in Congress, federal agencies and business groups and well beyond the Beltway to tap into networks that the administration relies on as it formulates policies ranging from trade to North Korea. To succeed in this role, the candidate will need to think creatively about sourcing and will travel as needed to build contacts. The field is crowded - the correspondent will need a strong competitive streak while being collaborative within the organization, working closely with colleagues who have sources in various areas.


  • Proven skill at reporting and writing distinctive, ambitious, agenda-setting stories
  • Ability to cultivate non-obvious sources and to gain access to exclusive documents
  • A track record of original, high-impact story ideas
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Understanding of multi-media elements to enhance stories, from graphics to pictures and video.
  • A record of breaking news
  • At least 5 years' experience reporting or editing at a major news organization

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.

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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