Head of Top News, Asia

Thomson Reuters
  • Location
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 08

Position description

Reuters is seeking an editor with proven leadership ability, excellent news judgment and great editing skills. The Head of Top News for Asia will be responsible for running a team of editors who are driving ambitious coverage of major stories, in particular exclusives and deeply reported insights that will set the news agenda.

The successful candidate will be expected to identify critical themes/areas and develop coverage around them so that we produce compelling bodies of work. This Singapore-based job is for a journalist who can inspire both editors and reporters to do their best work. The ability to bullet proof stories so that they are fair and balanced is essential. You will also be closely involved in our daily effort to tell stories in a way that integrates text with video, pictures and graphics and other media.

Working with the Managing Editor for News in Asia, you will help set our news priorities and be closely involved with individual stories, working with teams of journalists to take early-stage ideas and develop them into successful reporting projects.


Required Skills:

  • A strong track record in newsroom leadership
  • Proven skill at editing distinct, ambitious, agenda-setting companies stories
    • Ability to effectively bullet-proof copy, spot gaps in stories and ask the right questions to elevate each story
    • Strong ability to work collaboratively with others to create a pipeline of front-page worthy stories, drive a seamless editing process, and ensure that reporters get the feedback they need to deliver
    • Ability to coordinate appropriate multi-media elements to enhance stories, from graphics to pictures and video 

Required Experience:

  • Previously held at least one major newsroom leadership position at a major news organization
  • A track record of editing sophisticated business journalism
    • Ability to collaborate with others to create a smooth editing process for all
    • At least 8 years’ experience reporting or editing at a major news organization

Application instructions

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