Jean Yoon will be originating a new role at Reuters as its first executive editor, editorial strategy, based in New York. In a note to staff, Reuters editor in chief Steve Adler explains the components of Yoon’s new responsibilities:
In this role, Jean will – as the title suggests – take on responsibility for our global editorial strategy in partnership with me. She will work with me and the leadership team to review and continue to refine our editorial vision; collaborate with editorial and functional teams to make sure our current strategic initiatives are aligned and executed (multimedia, automation, speed, companies coverage, talent, learning, diversity, etc.); serve as a central point of contact for balancing short- and long-term priorities; and continue to lead our global strategic centers in Bangalore and Gdynia.
While readying our news team for future growth and success is dependent on all of us, I believe Jean will be in a unique position to ensure our strategy is consistent and effective across our many priorities and that we remain focused on the right areas. She will also play a central role in communicating our strategy throughout the world, helping answer the questions and addressing the issues that inevitably arise whenever an organization is moving really fast.
Yoon, who is slated to begin in October, is currently the regional editor, Asia, as well as global editor, strategic centers. These roles place about 800 journalists under her purview. Yoon is well positioned for her new role, given the breadth and depth of her experience at Reuters, which dates back to 1995 and includes stints as general manager, Southeast Asia & Pacific, and, prior to her editorial roles, as chief financial correspondent in Seoul and UK technology and media correspondent in London.