Thomson Reuters is hiring for Trainee Correspondent (Bangalore)

We’re looking for a talented, well-organized news hound to be a part of Reuters’ Bangalore newsroom. The successful candidate will be a people person, a great communicator and, above all, should have a passion for news.

With around 400 journalists, Bangalore is Reuters’ 3rd largest newsroom. It is at the centre of covering real-time news on companies, commodities, and economics. Bangalore is the seat of Reuters’ company news headlines team for North America, UK, and the Asia Pacific region.

It is also the global Publishing hub for Reuters – where we curate news stories, pictures, graphics and video for financial readers. Add the fact that we cover stories on the Apple iPhone to Goldman Sachs to Pepsi to Boeing and everything in between, and you’ve got a bustling 24/5 bureau.

As a Reuters journalist you should:

  1. Be fairly comfortable with numbers to be able to cut through the corporate jargon to flesh out a top- notch readable story
  2. Write stories that are accurate, fast (we don’t report yesterday’s news), and are fair (every story has two sides)
  3. Have the news judgment to differentiate between news that can make or break a company and PR speak - and be able to prioritize news, analysis and views for an investment audience
  4. Have the ability to network and develop sources and contacts– you will be talking to CEOs, PR folks, analysts at top broker houses
  5. Spot trends that can be written into big picture stories like features or analysis
  6. Be able to rewrite headlines, news leads and captions to suit audience requirements
  7. Have a strong interest and expertise in monitoring international news wires and other outlets, including social media

A journalist will be required to gradually develop an expertise in a sector or an asset class (Company news, commodities news, or economics). Over time, you will be required to write/package unique, analytical and forward-looking pieces for a global audience. And fight boring stories – every day.

Qualification

  • A degree in Journalism or equivalent experience, but it’s not a must.

  • A fair knowledge of corporate activity and stock markets (or at least the ability to gain such knowledge quickly)

What we absolutely cannot do without is:

  1. The ability to think clearly and write quickly
  2. Good grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills
  3. A level of comfort with handling figures and facts accurately and capability to digest financial data
  4. The willingness and ability to work under tight deadlines and in various shifts

The Job involves working in shifts. Shifts could start as early as 6 am or as late as 11 pm.

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.

Accessibility:

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.


Interested candidates may apply on LinkedIn.

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