Fact-checking producer – Thomson Reuters (London)

Reuters is looking for a journalist with strong research and writing skills to join its dynamic fact-checking team. This position will involve identifying viral content relating to misinformation topics in the U.S. and writing comprehensive fact-check articles to establish the facts behind them. The post will also support the Reuters fact-checking team in writing misinformation trend reports and other new projects that may arise. This hybrid working position will be based in our newsroom in London, Toronto, New York or Washington, D.C. We are also open to applications from qualified candidates who can work remotely in other North America locations or Barcelona.


About the Role

As a Fact-Checking Producer, you will:

  • Work on an exciting project that aims to tackle misinformation on social media
  • Have a keen interest in U.S. politics and current events
  • Be deeply familiar with social media as a newsgathering tool and how misinformation travels online
  • Proactively pitch fact-check articles addressing misinformation
  • Communicate fact-check findings in a manner that is clear, concise, and free from bias
  • Be part of our global fact-checking team


About You

To be a Fact-Checking Producer, you will:

  • Demonstrate an analytical approach and an ability to research independently
  • Have at least 3 years of reporting and news writing experience
  • Show a proven interest in covering U.S. current affairs and misinformation
  • Show strong news judgement
  • Be able to identify emerging trends and misinformation
  • Write crisp and clean copy in English


Prior experience in reporting, social media newsgathering, OSINT or fact-checking would be a clear advantage.

This role has a daytime shift pattern and may include occasional weekend shifts.

Internal Applicants: Please note that this position is incorrectly listed as being part of the EIC job family.


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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