Reuters Journalism Trainee Programme for Middle East and Africa 2018| Diplomacy Opportunities

The Reuters Journalism Programme is an opportunity for recent graduates, early career reporters, or professionals with proven experience who are looking to switch careers into journalism. The programme in 2018 will consist of 6 months of formal and on-the-job journalism training, initially in our London newsroom, followed by one of our other main reporting newsrooms or bureaus in the Middle East or Africa.

We are excited to work with emerging talents who can tell stories from new perspectives and in different formats. As a global Reuters rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals.  To ensure we can do that, we seek diverse, talented and qualified employees with proven knowledge of the Middle East or Africa and fluency in Arabic or a language (apart from English) that is widely spoken in Africa.

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WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Prerequisites

  • 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
  • Ambition to deliver journalism with real impact
  • Fluency in written English
  • Fluency in Arabic or a language (apart from English) that is widely spoken in Africa.
  • Experience living in the Middle East or Africa, alongside a grasp of the history, politics and culture
  • Proficiency with data
  • An international outlook

Other desired skills (not prerequisites)

  • Knowledge or expertise in a relevant field such as banking, financial analysis, accounting, law or computer science
  • Proven professional journalism experience
  • Proven ability to generate exclusive and agenda-setting stories
  • Experience in multi-media story-telling
  • Skills in investigative reporting
  • Expertise in data analysis or data-driven journalism
  • Understanding of how to use social media to report and find sources

To apply:

Click here to fill application form

Key Facts

  • Six-month scheme including intensive training and reporting assignments
  • Placement in a major bureau in the Middle East or Africa, such as Lagos, Nairobi, Dakar, Beirut, Cairo or Dubai
  • Application due by Friday 22nd December 2017
  • Programme begins September 2018
  • Participants who excel may be considered for other opportunities

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Applicants must be eligible to work in the region to which they apply, with exceptions considered for specialist regional knowledge or language skills

Locations
Cairo-Egypt; Dakar-Senegal; South Africa; Nairobi-Kenya

Visit the official Reuters Journalism Training Programme website

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