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Cybersecurity Correspondent

Post Date:Nov 18, 2021Type:Full time
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Location: United States - California - San Francisco Job Reference:JREQ151014
Job Description:

Reuters is seeking an experienced Cybersecurity Correspondent to join our global reporting team. This position is based in the U.S., preferably San Francisco, New York or Washington, though other locations in the region may be considered.


Hacking was once a concern mainly for computer professionals, but in recent years it has emerged as a major national security and law enforcement issue affecting governments, businesses and consumers around the globe. Numerous nation-states now employ hacking armies for espionage, occasional sabotage, and in some cases for revenue generation. Criminal gangs are driving an epidemic of ransomware globally. With defensive measures lagging far beyond sophisticated offensive methodologies, the cybersecurity crisis is likely to be with us for some time. 

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About the Role:

The Cybersecurity Correspondent will report on major hacking incidents, with the aim of understanding how the attacks were carried out, who is behind them, what damage was done, whether defenses were adequate and how the victims and others responded, among other questions. The correspondent will also work on deeper investigations of different aspects of cybersecurity, shedding light on a world that mostly operates in the shadows and tracking the evolving policy response by governments. The role will have a special focus on developments in the U.S, but the story is global and the correspondent will frequently be involved in stories outside the region. The position involves intensive day-to-day collaboration with cyber team colleagues in Washington, San Francisco and London, and frequent work with non-specialist correspondents in bureaus around the world.


Cybersecurity reporting presents unique challenges due to the highly secretive nature of the field and the shadowy characters involved. By the same token, it can be richly rewarding, with many opportunities for the kind of high-impact journalism that the Reuters cyber team has delivered consistently in recent years.


About You

You’re a fit for the role of Cybersecurity Correspondent if you have:

  • At least five years of journalism experience.  
  • The ability to write quickly and accurately under deadline pressure. 
  • Comfort with and aptitude for technology, as the beat involves highly technical topics and some of the reporting techniques require at least some technical skills. 
  • Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work closely with a variety of collaborators. 
  • A track record on the cyber beat and an existing source network are desirable but not essential. 
  • Outstanding written English is essential. Proficiency in Chinese or Russian would be assets.


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: we have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our employees

Benefits: we offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits

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.

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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 25,000 employees across more than 75 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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