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Fact-Checking Editor, EU

This hybrid position will likely be based in London. Other locations within Europe will also be considered.

Looking to use your editing skills to control the spread of misinformation in and around the EU?

Reuters is seeking an experienced editor to lead a regional fact-checking project and support the high volume of editing demands from our global fact-checking output.

As our Fact-Checking Editor, EU, you'll take the lead on highly-visible projects with major clients whilst juggling the demands of both our editorial standards and business development within our fact-checking team.

About the Role

As our Fact-Checking Editor, EU, you will: 
• Oversee a fact-checking project while fostering a positive, collaborative and inclusive work environment 
• Support fact-check article production and build closer ties with the broader Reuters news file 
• Collaborate with journalists across regional teams to develop fact-checking articles
• Meet Reuters Fact Check... deliverables outlined in our fact-checking partnerships
• Strengthen relationships with clients and partners 
• Explore latest digital verification techniques and tools
• Enforce Reuters’ editorial and ethical standards, adhering to style, guidelines and policies laid out by the Reuters Trust Principles and the Reuters Handbook of Journalists, including on accuracy, speed, balance and clarity
• Produce fact-checking articles or explainers when required 

About You  


To be our Fact-Checking Editor, EU, you will likely to have: 
• Demonstrable experience of global news writing and/or editing experience.
• Demonstrable experience of editing under tight deadlines and sharing constructive feedback with journalists.
• Excellent reporting and writing skills, with the ability to work independently and autonomously.
• A proven interest in covering European affairs and global misinformation   
• Strong news judgement .
• An ability to identify emerging trends and misinformation .
• Proven ability to work nimbly and quickly with multiple teams.
• Fluency in French, Spanish or any other European language is a plus, but by no means a requirement.
• Prior experience in OSINT or fact-checking would be a clear advantage but is by no means necessary.   

Please Note: Completed Applications must be submitted by 23:59 (BST) on Sunday 30th June 2024. Early applications are encouraged.


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 and market leading benefits including paid volunteering days
• Perks: Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories.

About Reuters

Reuters is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world's media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers.

Reuters: The Real World in Real Time

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 26,000 employees across more than 70 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on https://thomsonreuters.com
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