Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters, Energy Correspondent - Corporates (Dubai)

18 May 2018
18 Jun 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Job Description

Reuters is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic reporter to cover oil and gas companies in the Middle East.

The successful candidate will need to develop superb contacts with sources at energy companies ranging from Saudi oil giant Aramco to oil majors Shell and BP to break news, spot fresh trends in the industry and generate regular analysis along with ambitious, investigative stories.

Role Summary

The reporter will be expected to build sourcing among key industry decision-makers, including top executives at oil firms as well as the buy-side - investors and hedge funds.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the wider energy team effort to break stories on the impending IPO of Aramco sometime this or next year.

Main responsibilities

In addition to covering oil companies, the successful candidate will also help cover OPEC and energy supply/demand trends in the Middle East. S/he would also regularly collaborate with correspondents in Europe, Asia and North America. Attention to detail, ability to read and understand financial statements such P&L and balance sheets, ability or aptitude to learn to use Excel and proficiency with graphics are required.

Key relationships:

Work with Reuters’ colleagues around the world on global energy stories. Build contact with sources and stakeholders in EMEA energy markets.

Essential skills:

  • Strong news judgement and writing skills
  • Proven ability to build sources and break stories
  • Fluent Arabic, English

Desired skills:

  • Ability to read and analyse P&L and balance sheets
  • Ability to explain complex markets to a wide business audience
  • Experience using data and analytical tools to highlight trends


  • Diploma in journalism would be an advantage but is not a requirement​

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers.

As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

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 country or local law.

Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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