Reuters is looking for a versatile and energetic journalist to lead its Singapore bureau, directing coverage of Southeast Asia’s main financial center and one of the region’s bellwether economies. Singapore, a key trading and energy hub, is also home to one of the world’s most-traded currencies and most closely watched central banks. Emerging from the travel curbs and strict regulations that made it a pandemic success story, Singapore is now vying to attract bankers, legal experts and other professionals seeking to relocate amid Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policies.
A diverse city-state of 5.5 million people, Singapore in one generation transformed itself from a small trading post into a thriving, modern metropolis and magnet for global investment and trade. Foreign workers – from expatriate financiers to high-tech professionals to construction workers – make up one-fifth of the population, many of them drawn by business-friendly regulations, low crime and taxes, political stability and a high quality of life.
Singapore also holds a distinctive role in geopolitics. It has close economic and diplomatic ties to both Beijing and Washington – a balance that is becoming increasingly difficult as Washington seeks to pursue its Indo-Pacific Strategy in part to counter China.
The job requires a journalist with an understanding of monetary policy and markets, as well as a keen eye for a good tale and new trends. A typical day could include sending alerts on monetary policy, breaking news on a Chinese company’s IPO or even an otter attack.
About the Role
As Singapore Chief Correspondent, you will:
- Lead and develop a small team of talented reporters.
- Keep Reuters competitive in the high-pressure race to be first with central bank decisions and key economic indicators
- Spot trends and develop insightful, deeply reported initiatives.
- Build sources among business and government leaders.
- Coordinate across Reuters text and visuals teams and with editors, bureau chiefs and correspondents around the globe.
- Tell the story through the best medium – in words, video, pictures or graphics.
You’re a fit for the role of Singapore Chief Correspondent if your background includes:
- Aptitude in reporting on monetary policy, companies, currencies and general news.
- An ability to produce news at speed and under pressure.
- At least five years of experience in journalism.
- A record of breaking exclusive news and delivering agenda-setting initiative stories.
- Experience taking photos and video in a small bureau with limited resources.
- Deft writing ability, including switching from news alerts, trunk writing and initiatives.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop staff members’ skills.
To apply, go here.