Posted on 2021-10-08

Communications Manager, Asia-Pacific, Reuters

Thomson Reuters

Job Description

About the Role

  • Part of the Reuters Communications team that manages all internal and external communications for the business.
  • Reporting to the Senior Director of Communications – leads external communications for the Asia-Pacific region and requires experience in crisis communications, publicity, social media, internal communications, events and marketing.
  • Dotted line to Thomson Reuters Corporate Communications, and will represent wider Thomson Reuters communications efforts in the region, aligning with their priorities to tell the wider corporate story.
  • Working with senior stakeholders in the region to devise and implement strategies to enhance Reuters and Thomson Reuters reputation across the territory.
  • Managing complex reputational issues that arise in the region; proactively pitching for media coverage, interviews and speaking engagements on editorial and commercial priorities; overseeing broadcast requests and also handling invitations for participation by Reuters journalists at internal and external events.
  • Responsible for promoting the Reuters brand to sales staff and clients by contributing to the Reuters Best programme, global and regional marketing materials and communicating key messages on Reuters wins internally.
  • Oversees many aspects of communications and so requires a confident self-starter, able to manage senior stakeholders, work autonomously at times and use their initiative to lead issues and generate strategies.
  • The incumbent should be well-sourced in Asia-Pacific media outlets across print, broadcast and digital, as well as having strong connections with global media outlets.
  • Act as the team’s lead and expert in Asia-Pacific, so the role requires a thorough understanding of the market and its media, as well as global and U.S. markets, and an understanding of Reuters’ and Thomson Reuters’ presence and output in APAC.


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Delivering publicity campaigns targeted to APAC audience
    Working with the global PR team to deliver publicity campaigns in the region, ranging from proactively pitching Reuters stories to media across Asia-Pacific to overseeing new product launches and strategic commercial priorities in the region. This requires the post-holder to build strong relationships with key regional media as well as strategic use of owned channels.
  • Managing reputational issues
    Overseeing reputational issues in the region, working with the core senior team on statements, social media, broadcast requests, blog posting and local media relations.
  • Supporting Thomson Reuters communications priorities
    Providing support for Thomson Reuters communications priorities in the region, working with the corporate communications team to align with their strategic goals and help to tell the wider TR story in APAC.
  • Promoting journalists as speakers/moderators
    Proactively pitching Reuters journalists to broadcast media across the region to promote Reuters content, as well as handling media requests in times of breaking news. Alongside this, working with external organizations to promote Reuters journalists as speakers and experts in their subject at events across the region.
  • Reuters Newsmaker events
    Working on Reuters Newsmaker events in the region, including programming, managing event logistics, broadcast set up - including live streaming - and edits available for the Newsmaker website, and pre- and post-event PR.
  • Contributing to regular communications materials
    Working with the team on weekly Reuters Best programme, drafting and editing stories, pulling together pictures and delivering final drafts for clients. Also contributing to special editions including Big Pictures, working with editorial colleagues to gather multimedia content and edit text.
  • Managing relationship with other parts of Thomson Reuters
    Contributing to Thomson Reuters events with Reuters journalists involved as speakers or moderators, working on client emails and ensure materials reflect TR priorities, promoting Reuters content and sharing content for use on social media, as part of wider marketing campaigns.
  • Internal communications
    Working with the Senior Director of Internal Communications and APAC leadership team on internal communications requirements for the region, providing content for internal articles, blogs and sales materials. Also ensuring that sales, agency and marketing teams across the business have the most up-to-date materials.
  • Contributing to the wider PR and Communications team
    Being an active member of the PR and Communications team, contributing to weekly updates and taking part in brainstorms and strategy discussions. Sharing best practices from the region with colleagues.


What’s in it For You?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:

  • Hybrid Work Model: A hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking
  • Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact


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 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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