Reuters was the world's leading wire service & one of the world's leading electronic news services for many years. Product declined after acquisition.
writer/editor (Former Employee) – Washington DC – April 27, 2014
The day was all day, all night & overnight. A 24/7 shop.
Learning was constant and across all disciplines, from sports and entertainment to economics, diplomacy, politics, government, health and science, personal finance and lifestyle.
Management quality and insight into the news business has declined in recent years after acquisition in 2010 by Thomson Corp.
My co-workers were world-class journalists, but many left the company since the acquisition, with a grand exodus in 2013 when many accepted a buy-out package. I was among them.
The overnight shift, where we were expected to manage and coordinate coverage of the entire western hemisphere, often alone, was the hardest part.
The most enjoyable aspect of the job was chasing major breaking news as part of a world-class and widely diverse team of professionals.
Constant and continuing higher education
Sometimes incompetent management; long hours