Reuters looking for Houston news correspondent

Reuters is looking for a talented and experienced correspondent to join its team in Houston and deliver high-impact coverage of companies in the booming U.S. energy sector – with exclusives, insightful analyses and special reports that define trends and break news before our competitors.

The candidate would be part of a team that has responsibility for covering some of the biggest companies in the world, including majors such as Chevron or Exxon and giant oil field services firms like Schlumberger or Baker-Hughes.

Energy companies are fascinating to cover for journalists. They have enormous capital budgets and operate in the most politically and technologically challenging places on earth, with armies of lobbyists who tangle with environmental regulators as their engineers push the boundaries of science to recover hard-to-reach oil. In the United States, they are driving an energy renaissance that, thanks to hydraulic fracturing, has lifted oil output to a 25-year high and prompted controversial calls for Congress to scrap a decades old ban on crude exports.

The successful applicant must be able to tap high-level sources at companies, along with traders, government officials, investors, geologists, bankers and lobbyists to produce important exclusives and agenda-setting initiative pieces. The correspondent will also cover a broad spectrum of spot news competitively and write smart and analytical pieces on deadline. She or he will report to the Houston Bureau Chief and proactively coordinate with the regional company news editor and, as needed, the regional commodities & energy editor in New York.

This job requires frequent collaboration with energy reporters in London, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and India, among other places, to write about a multitude of companies that have a global reach from their headquarters in Houston.

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