Reuters hires energy markets editor, names deputy commodities editor
Jonathan Leff, global editor for commodities at Reuters, sent out the following staff hire announcement on Wednesday:
I’m very excited to make two important appointments that will round out the leadership of the commodities and energy news file in the Americas.
I am thrilled to announce that Jessica Resnick-Ault will be joining Reuters as Energy Markets Editor in Charge in New York, leading our coverage of the oil and gas markets at a time of enormous change. While a newcomer to Reuters, Jessica is no stranger to the rough and tumble world of arbitrage and absolute returns, having covered both the trading industry and the energy sector from Houston and New York for Dow Jones and, over the past five years, Bloomberg. As a reporter, editor and, most recently, a newsletter publisher, she has brought expert insight, savvy news judgment and deep sourcing to everything she does. I very much look forward to having her on the team, taking our coverage to new heights. She will join us from May.
The incomparable Josephine Mason is named Deputy Editor in Charge of Commodities for the region, taking on additional responsibilities to edit, guide and direct our coverage alongside her outstanding work with the NY commodities team. While metals may always remain her first true love, Jo has brought energy, enthusiasm and unerring news judgment to every part of the energy and raw materials file, and will now share her passion across the region. She will be routinely deputizing for me in the future, and will also take on other certain regional responsibilities, including driving better use of the Newsplanner tool. She steps into this role with immediate effect.
Jo and Jessica will be working closely together with the other journalists who are driving our regional coverage, including Ros Krasny in Washington, Terry Wade in Houston and Jo Winterbottom, who takes up her role leading the Chicago commodities file later this month.