Reuters is looking for an experienced and highly motivated journalist to lead its India political and general news team at a pivotal moment for the country.
India is headed to a general election by 2024 after two consecutive terms for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is remaking the nation of 1.4 billion people with policy decisions that have endeared him to the party's Hindu nationalist base but which have stoked concern for the country's minority Muslims. His government has also advocated a tough national security posture with regard to traditional foe Pakistan, but also giant neighbour China, risking an escalation of long-standing territorial disputes.
The successful candidate will lead a small team to deliver ambitious and insightful stories for a global audience, planning news coverage and pitching original and engaging story ideas to top editors. You will be able to frame stories in ways that capture the significance of Indian political developments for all Reuters major client groups, from professional investors to our millions of dotcom readers.
You will be an excellent communicator and collaborator, working closely with colleagues across Reuters on how government policy impacts business, the economy and the environment, a critical issue for the country which has some of the world’s most polluted cities.
You will be a self-starter, team player and an ideas generator with strong writing skills and a working knowledge of Hindi. Previous leadership experience is an advantage, including hands-on experience of dealing with security issues surrounding staff deployments.
About the Role
As our Politics and General News Team Leader you will:
Take the lead in delivering insightful coverage of India
Work with correspondents and stringers across the country for deeply reported stories on politics, conflict and societal changes
Write with enthusiasm, fluency, urgency and verve
Communicate closely with team members and senior editors
To be our Politics and General News Team Leader you will have:
An ability to distill complicated politics and conflict in the region in clear and coherent writing
Sharp news judgment and an ability to guide coverage
A solid understanding of the key issues at play in the region
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with a large team, including correspondents and stringers
What's in it For You
At Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:
Global Career: As a global company, we can offer a truly international career and progression opportunities.
Learning & Development: On the job learning and coaching. We also have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our journalists.
Benefits : We offer competitive salary packages.
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