Hat-tip to Hal Davis, for sending this job posting by Thomson Reuters seeking a financial crimes correspondent [emphasis Hal's].
The successful candidate will take the lead in writing major aspects of the financial crimes story from Washington. The emphasis will be on building strong sources to break news important to investors about U.S. Justice Department and FBI investigations of white-collar crimes growing out of the financial crisis. You will also help to lead a team of other correspondents in Washington, New York and elsewhere who are covering financial crimes within the companies and with correspondents on political and general news teams. You will also coordinate with correspondents and editors around the world, in particular with financial industry centres such as London, Zurich and Hong Kong, often writing cross-border stories. Some travel will be involved as you chase down leads. The beat will include criminal fraud linked to U.S. mortgage and banking schemes and an expected wave of fraud and corruption cases from the federal government's multitrillion-dollar effort to stimulate the economy and bail out weakened banks.