White House Correspondent (Level 1 Journalist)

Thomson Reuters
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 30

Position description

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.com.


Reuters is looking for an experienced and talented reporter to join our team for a new role covering the Trump administration. The successful candidate will break news on the Trump presidency, its policies and dramas and help Reuters set the agenda beyond the daily headlines. She or he will tell the inside story of a sometimes chaotic administration and break news on the debates surrounding the top issues facing the White House, including the Mueller investigation, trade, foreign policy, deregulation and lobbying. Our readers want to learn who is pushing what policy positions and why, and understand their real-world impact.


We are looking for candidates who already have strong sources inside and outside the White House, or a proven ability to develop them, and a record producing exclusive and enterprising stories. The role will also require building sources in Congress, federal agencies and business groups and well beyond the Beltway to tap into networks that the administration relies on as it formulates policies ranging from trade to North Korea. To succeed in this role, the candidate will need to think creatively about sourcing and will travel as needed to build contacts. The field is crowded – the correspondent will need a strong competitive streak while being collaborative within the organization, working closely with colleagues who have sources in various areas


  • Proven skill at reporting and writing distinctive, ambitious, agenda-setting stories
  • Ability to cultivate non-obvious sources and to gain access to exclusive documents
  • A track record of original, high-impact story ideas 
  • Ability to work collaboratively 
  • Understanding of multi-media elements to enhance stories, from graphics to pictures and video.
  • A record of breaking news
  • At least 5 years’ experience reporting or editing at a major news organization

Application instructions

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