EMEA Editor – Thomson Reuters (London)

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we are seeking an experienced, multi-skilled and multimedia-savvy EMEA Editor to lead our coverage in Europe, Middle East and Africa for our award-winning digital news platform, Context.

Our global team covers climate, inclusive economies, and the impact of technology on societies. From slavery in supply chains, to the impact of climate change on livelihoods, to how AI is shaping elections, we report on some of humanity’s biggest challenges.We amplify underreported issues, explain complex processes, explore implications of policies and legislation, and examine the interconnectedness of our areas of coverage, with the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles – integrity, independence and freedom from bias – as the bedrock of our work.

This is a big file with a sizeable number of direct reports. As an editorial leader, you will bring depth and insight to the coverage of our key focus areas and inspire your team of correspondents to deliver compelling, engaging and innovative stories in a variety of formats.

You have strong story judgment, a good grasp of digital platforms and a track record of reporting, commissioning and editing people-centered stories, especially from the Global South, in a variety of formats, including stills and video.
You think about digital audiences and understand the value of using audience data in your editorial decisions. You also understand how social platforms are used to build communities and audiences.

About the Role

As our EMEA Editor, you will:

  • Plan and lead Context’s coverage of climate change, socio-economic inequality, and the impact of tech on society in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • Manage, support and guide a team of correspondents across the EMEA region, from pitching to commissioning, reporting, editing and publishing
  • Deliver a balanced file with news-led as well as enterprise and data-led journalism of the highest standard
  • Champion collaboration across Context’s regional editorial teams and areas of coverage
  • Curate timely and insightful op-eds from influential personalities in the region
  • Collaborate with audience, social and video teams to drive audience-focused and innovative multimedia storytelling
  • Ensure use of SEO and digital best practices in all output
  • Maintain a network of strong, multimedia-capable freelancers and influential op-ed contributors across the region
  • Help produce Context-branded thought-leadership events including panels, webinars, salons, film screenings, etc
  • Represent Context and the Foundation at public events
  • Manage budgets for donor-funded editorial projects
  • Mentor and develop young talent

About You

To be our EMEA Editor, you will likely have:

  • Extensive journalism experience, including a track record of writing and editing features, long-reads, investigations and exclusives, and commissioning impactful op-eds
  • Experience leading global teams of journalists
  • Solid knowledge of news, current affairs, developing stories, trends and issues relating to Context’s areas of coverage – climate, socio-economic inequality and the impact of tech on societies – in the EMEA region
  • A good grasp of minority, gender and LGBTQ+ rights issues in your geographical patch
  • Familiarity with audience analytics and how to use them in editorial decision making
  • An appreciation for and understanding of SEO-led writing
  • Good understanding of social media platforms, audience building and engagement
  • An aptitude for video and/or audio production
  • Experience creating and managing budgets for editorial projects
  • A desire for mentoring junior journalists
  • An ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • Fluency in at least 1 other language

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
  • Wellbeing: 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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