Chief Reporter, The Insurer – Reuters UK and Europe (London)

Are you an experienced scoop-driven news journalist looking for your next opportunity? The Insurer – now part of Reuters Professional – is a market-leading specialty (re)insurance news, analysis and data service. We’re looking for a London-based Chief Reporter to join Reuters, and deliver key news to our global audience of insurance and reinsurance professionals.In this vital role, you’ll be out and about within the London market – the leading global insurance specialty hub – sourcing exclusive news and scoops through the book of contacts you will build from within the role.

You’ll set the pace for our reporting team, setting the standard for delivering exclusive content and helping guide reporters on our London news desk. You will ideally have previous experience of reporting on either insurance or other financial services sectors, but most importantly, you’ll have a hunger for news stories that you have previously demonstrated within a competitive newsroom.

About the Role 

As Chief Reporter, UK & Europe at The Insurer you will:

  • Build a network of contents that enable you to deliver exclusive news stories
  • Provide coaching and guidance to other reporters within the team to help them develop their skills
  • Attend and report on key industry events, both in London and internationally
  • This is a market-facing role – you will be expected to spend a large part of your time in the marketplace meeting your contacts
  • Be a collaborative team-player who will work well with others across the organisation

About You 

You’re a fit for the role of Chief Reporter, UK & Europe, at The Insurer if you have:

  • Demonstrable experience in a busy news environment.
  • Previous experience of covering insurance and financial services is preferred but not essential.
  • An interest in the insurance and re-insurance industry, and the desire to both learn more about how insurance affects global economies and grow your book of contacts within the industry.
  • A constant drive to uncover exclusive news ahead of our competitors.
  • Great communication and listening skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels both within and external to Thomson Reuters.

Please Note: Completed applications must be submitted by Sunday 9th June 2024. Early applications are encouraged.

What’s in it For You?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:

  • Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment (2-3 days a week in the office depending on the role) for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected
  • Well-being: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: flexible vacation, two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
  • Social Impact: Ten employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
  • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 26,000 employees across more than 70 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


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 applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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