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Race and Justice Editor

Job Summary

Reuters is looking for an editor to lead our coverage of race and social justice. This is a global role of huge importance. The successful candidate will run a small group of dedicated reporters covering race, identity and social justice, producing stories and diverse perspectives across the entire news file – from politics and society to economics and financial markets.

As Race and Justice Editor, you will build a distinctive body of work on specific issues of public interest. You will also provide thought leadership for the rest of the newsroom, participating daily in global and regional news discussions to ensure our coverage encompasses a range of perspectives and we pursue important untold stories. Along with other newsroom leaders, you will be tasked to produce measurable increases in the number of stories that speak to diverse communities and in the diversity of voices and faces we use to tell stories across the file. You will have a global mindset.

Though developments in U.S. public policy on race and social justice will be an important focus, you will maintain a global perspective on the news, collaborating with journalists in Reuters’ bureaus across the world. You will also play a role, along with other senior editors, in supporting Reuters editorial conferences and in the training and mentoring of other journalists.

The role will be based in Washington or London or Paris and report to the Global Managing Editor for Politics, Economics and World News (Newsgathering).

You will have a good understanding of the beat and experience covering and coordinating global stories. You will be able to oversee both breaking news and longer-term investigations, and to explain complex topics and nuances to readers around the world.

About the Role

In this opportunity as as our Race and Justice Editor, you will:

  • Lead coverage that breaks news and offers deep insight
  • Ensure our coverage meets the needs of our clients
  • Run a group of dedicated reporters and work with them to plan, develop and deliver stories
  • Work with other reporters across multiple disciplines
  • Set and communicate news priorities

About You

You're a fit for the role of Race and Justice Editor, if your background includes:

  • Exceptional people and management skills
  • Extensive experience in journalism
  • Great news judgment
  • Knowledge of visual story telling
  • A track record of running teams, including an ability to motivate staff and manage performance

What’s in it For You

At Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global Career: As a global company, we can offer a truly international career and progression opportunities
  • Learning & Development: On the job learning and coaching. We also have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our journalists
  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits
  • Perks: Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories
  • Hybrid Work Model: Currently the majority of our employees are working within a hybrid environment consisting of in-office and remote work, and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing

About Reuters

Reuters is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world's media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers. Reuters: The Real World in Real Time



Organization: Reuters
Location: Washington US
Date Posted: February 22, 2023
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How to Apply

Apply online.

To be considered for this opportunity please ensure that you submit BOTH a CV and Cover Letter. Your Cover Letter should be addressed to “Whom It May Concern” and should detail your motivations for applying to the role.

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