Duty editor – Thomson Reuters (London)

This position will be based in our London newsroom.


Reuters is looking for an accomplished news Duty Editor to run our video news intake desk in our London global news hub. This is a great opportunity to join a multi-skilled team that delivers planned coverage to deadlines and excels at breaking news coverage. As a Duty Editor, you’ll have the opportunity to combine your strong video news background with your leadership experience to form a key link between the news gathering in our bureaus and our news Output (production) teams.


You’ll take responsibility for overseeing a daily news file and will shape the priorities of a team of staff tasked with delivering fast, accurate and original coverage to our diverse global client base that includes more than 1,000 broadcasters and digital media outlets. You’ll ideally be a journalist looking to marry a passion for news with the detail of the logistics that make things happen across a range of stories both for edited and live content.


This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about creativity and innovation in news, that’s looking to maintain the highest standards and ethics across our coverage. As such, you’ll motivate our teams to diversify their sources and the perspectives of the stories we tell.


About the Role


As a trusted Duty Editor at Reuters, you will:

  • Take a lead role in shaping the direction of the daily video news file.
  • Manage the allocation of resources for daily news gathering.
  • Respond courageously to major breaking news events.
  • Work with senior bureau producers and video regional editors to ensure teams are positioned to deliver high-quality live and edited video at speed to all Reuters customers.
  • Manage the daily spend on acquiring video content, including from third party sources.
  • Coordinate with colleagues from text and photography to deliver multimedia content that is very strongly customer focused.
  • Feedback to bureaus, regional hubs and staff on issues of quality.
  • Champion high performers and hold staff accountable on performance.
  • Ensure Reuters news coverage remains independent and free from bias, with the highest standards in the news industry.


About You


You’re a fit for the role of Duty Editor at Reuters, if you have:

  • Demonstrable editorial experience in agency and/or broadcast television news gathering and production position.
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate teams.
  • A track-record of delivering breaking news fast. Ability to drive speed and accuracy.
  • A deep understanding of the digital landscape and the needs of Reuters’ customers.
  • A thorough understanding of the latest digital visual technologies for news gathering and delivery of content.
  • Experience of managing teams in hostile environments.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships quickly.
  • An unwavering commitment to accurate, impartial reporting.


Please Note: Completed applications must be submitted by Sunday 30th June 2024. Early applications are encouraged.


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 including paid volunteering days
  • Perks: Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories.


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

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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