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We are looking for an experienced news leader to manage the editing, curation and production of sports stories on the Global News Desk. The successful candidate will ensure that major sports news is delivered with speed and authority in the most engaging formats for media and consumer customers. The editor will work closely with the Global Sports Editor, and with pictures and video teams, to plan the editing and desking of major sporting events and coordinate coverage when a sports-related story is of high interest to a broad audience, such as doping scandals, the U.S. women s soccer team suing for equal pay, star athletes sponsorship deals and off-pitch drama, etc. The desk editor will work closely with the Editor for Media and Consumer to help ensure our coverage meets the needs of agency and digital clients.
Sports Desk Editor:
Supervises the editing of sports events and sports news in coordination with the Global Sports Editor to meet the needs of Reuters media and consumer clients.
Identifies major sports-related stories of interest to our media and consumer audiences, works with the Global Sports Editor to ensure these stories are written, ensures they produced with urgency, accuracy and balance, and are presented in the most digestible and engaging formats, working closely with pictures and video colleagues.
Leads a team of desk editors with sports expertise who can edit, curate and produce smart, fast, coverage of events on and off the pitch, including contextual and analytical content such as Explainers, Timelines and Factboxes when needed.
Vets sensitive sports stories and escalates as needed to senior editors and legal. Works with the Global Sports Editor to maintain a high bar against stories that don t meet our standards, that lack audience or that lack impact.
Supports the Head of the Global News Desk and the Global Sports Editor and works seamlessly with other desk managers to ensure consistency in editing standards globally. Ensures a smooth handover between time zones on major sports stories.
Participates in relevant news planning meetings to best understand global news priorities and communicate them with sub-editors and bureaus. Keeps a close eye on competitors to ensure we are best-in-class.
Supports Global News Desk head in managing day-to-day desk relations with reporting teams and managers.
Helps Global News Desk head in developing talent, managing performance and building diverse teams.
Knowledge, skills and experience
Outstanding journalistic ability Must have an extensive track record of running reporting or editing teams that produce high-impact stories according to Reuters standards and principles. Excellent news judgment and deep knowledge of the sports file.
Strong editing skills, ability to quickly get to the crux of a story, deftly weave in context for a global audience, and write headlines and leads that grab attention.
Knowledge - A broad understanding of sports coverage and the stories we need to produce to satisfy our media and consumer audience.
Leadership Experience of leading teams with the ability to create a high-performance culture by managing effectively, differentiating performance, developing talent, and building diverse teams. Ability to remain calm under pressure, and make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment
Change Management Demonstrable experience of leading change in a newsroom environment.
Please note: This role is open in New York, London and Singapore. Please make sure you apply to the correct advert/location.
The closing date for applications is Monday 12th August at 11.59pm UK Time.
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