The Reuters Journalism Programme is an opportunity for recent graduates, early career reporters, or professionals with 2-3 years’ experience who are looking to switch careers into journalism.
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest independent news provider, reaching more than one billion people every day. With around 2,500 journalists in over 200 locations around the globe deliver unparalleled international and national news coverage with speed, impartiality, and insight to financial professionals.
The programme in 2019 will consist of 9 months of formal and on-the-job journalism training, initially for one month in London, followed by one of the other main reporting newsrooms or bureaus across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Emerging talents who can tell stories about finance, politics and diverse, talented and qualified employees with proven knowledge and passion for business, markets and/or multimedia and data journalism are required.
Program and profits
Participants will get many profits like nine-month scheme including intensive training and reporting assignments, placement in the London newsroom or a major bureau in EMEA. The Reuters Journalism Programme offers an opportunity to fast-track your journalism career and develop your skills across a variety of subjects and media. Successful applicants will predominantly report in text, but visual reporting skills and story-telling ideas will be welcome.
There are some conditions participants must fulfill to be eligible like: Clear commitment to a career in journalism, Drive to build sources, break news and deliver deeply reported stories, Strong interest in issues that affect companies, markets and economies, Ability to generate original, relevant story ideas and ambition to deliver journalism with real impact. To be Fluent in written English, in a second language beneficial and an international outlook is an added advantage.
There are also other desired skills needed as: Knowledge or expertise in a relevant field such as banking, financial analysis, accounting, law or computer science, Up to 3 years of professional journalism experience, Proven ability to generate exclusive and agenda-setting stories, Experience in multi-media story-telling, Expertise in data analysis or data-driven journalism, Understanding of how to use social media to report and find sources.
Participants must have the legal right to work in Europe, the Middle East or Africa to be considered for this programme.
How do you apply?
You should apply directly via our careers site and ensure that your CV is no more than two pages long and written in English. All applications must be supported by a Cover Letter.
Applications are open Friday 5th October and close on Friday 30th November 2018 at midday (UK time).
Recruitment Process and Timelines:
If successful, you will be taken through a structured recruitment process which includes:
Initial CV and Candidate Profile Screen (from October – December), Online Survey (from October – December), Writing Test (from January – February), Interview Day (February – March)
Visit the Thomson Reuters official page for more information
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