Call for the Reuters Journalism Training Programme

Deadline: 15 December, 2019

 

Applications are now open for the Reuters Trainee Programme 2020. The programme is looking for smart, ambitious graduates or early-career reporters to join the global team of 2,500 text and visuals journalists and tell the stories that matter.

 

The Reuters news reaches a global audience of more than 1 billion people each day. From politics and finance to sports and showbiz, the Reuters is committed to fast, accurate and independent reporting.

 

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Scheme lasts 9 months, starting September 2020
  • Intensive month of training in London, then 8 months in a Reuters newsroom in one of the following countries: China, Singapore, UK, Mexico, South Africa, Egypt, Lebanon or United Arab Emirates
  • Opportunity to become a staff correspondent or video journalist if you perform strongly
  • Applications due by Sunday 15th December
  • Participants selected by April 2020
  • Successful candidates will be remunerated in the currency of the bureau in which they are placed, in line with global Thomson Reuters policies

REQUIREMENTS

  • Clear commitment to a career in journalism
  • Proven ability to tell rich stories in words, video or both
  • Drive to build sources and break news
  • Ability to generate original, relevant story ideas
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Fluency in relevant languages, e.g. Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Farsi, Spanish

OTHER USEFUL SKILLS (NOT PREREQUISITES)

  • Up to 3 years of professional journalism experience
  • Proven ability to generate exclusive, agenda-setting stories
  • Experience of shooting or editing video
  • Knowledge of finance and economics
  • Experience in data journalism or investigative reporting
  • Photography skills
  • Additional languages (e.g. Portuguese for southern Africa)

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

  • You should apply directly via our careers site
  • Please ensure that your CV is no more than two pages long and written in English.
  • All applications must be supported by a Cover Letter

APPLICATION WINDOW:

Applications open Friday 1st November and close on Sunday 15th December 2019 at midday (UK time).

 

RECRUITMENT PROCESS & TIMELINES:

If successful, you will be taken through a structured recruitment process which includes:

  • Initial CV and Candidate Profile Screen (November–December)
  • Online Survey (December-January)
  • Video Interview (January-February)
  • Panel Interview (February–March)

If you need more information, please follow the link HERE.