Reuters seeks a Canada financial services correspondent

October 7, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Reuters is looking for an experienced journalist to cover Canada’s financial services industry, the mainstay of the country’s stock market. From Royal Bank of Canada, the world’s No. 4 lender, to prolific dealmaker Brookfield and top-ranked global pension CPPIB, the industry is laced with top global names in finance that are expanding overseas and plowing billions of dollars to buy everything from technology to energy companies around the world.

From the global financial crisis to economic collapse caused by the pandemic, the Canadian banks have weathered it all. While that has burnished the industry’s reputation as risk-averse entities with strong internal controls, they have been slow to embrace technological advancements and adopt global regulatory changes. Now a sudden and sharp rise in interest rates by the central bank is choking one of the main revenue source — mortgages. As the economy faces headwinds from a slowing housing market, record household debt and elevated interest rates, some investors are questioning banks’ ability to ride a housing-driven economic downturn.

About this Job

As our Canada Financial Services Correspondent, you will:

-Build sources among Bay Street financiers and regulators and break into the secretive world of pension funds

-Collaborate with reporters around the world to land high-impact exclusives on M&A, capital raising and executive shuffles

-Identify niche areas in the financial services industry for coverage

-Distinguish Reuters coverage by producing a series of deeper-reported stories while shepherding the spot file

About You

To be our Canada Financial Services Correspondent, you will likely have:

– Five to 10 years of experience

– Prior experience of covering financial services

– Excellent news judgment and a strong team ethic

– Good track record of source building and producing scoops

– Proven ability to generate innovative story ideas and turn them into wire-ready stories

– Good organizational skills, with an ability to manage breaking news as well as conceive and help execute insightful stories

To apply, go here.

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