Reuters seeks a chief correspondent in Singapore

May 1, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

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.

About You

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.

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