A source close to the plan said that the cuts, which are part of a $3 billion (around £2.3bn) cost-cutting scheme, aims to maximise its profits and correct a fall in its stock price.
Only salaried workers in the USA and Asia would be affected.
Ford has around 200,000 employees worldwide, half of which are in the USA. Of those, 30,000 positions are salaried which means job cuts could amount to 3000.
The car maker also has around 25,000 employees in Asia, but there are no figures on how many of these are salaried.
Ford told Reuters that it remains "focused on the three strategic priorities that will create value and drive profitable growth, which include fortifying the profit pillars in our core business, transforming traditionally underperforming areas of our core business and investing aggressively, but prudently, in emerging opportunities. Reducing costs and becoming as lean and efficient as possible also remain part of that work. We have not announced any new people efficiency actions, nor do we comment on speculation”.