Africa Mining Correspondent
Reuters is looking for a dynamic mining reporter to drive coverage of the biggest mining companies and stories in sub-Saharan Africa. This role involves breaking news and writing insightful and authoritative stories on an industry once again flush with cash on the back of rebounding metal prices – and on countries keen to share in those profits.
From Zimbabwe’s search for new investment to disputes over massive iron deposits in Guinea, from the tussle for cobalt in the DRC to changing royalty and tax regimes in Tanzania and Zambia, the mining saga in Africa offers an enterprising reporter real scope for deeply reported stories on some of the world’s biggest and most interesting companies.
This position, part of a new push on corporate reporting in Africa, will ideally be based in Johannesburg, although other locations on the continent including Nairobi will be considered. It will have a remit that stretches across sub-Saharan Africa.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can build a network of top sources within companies, regulators and investment banks. S/he will closely work with mining and commodities correspondents in the region and across the world to produce stories that reveal everything from corporate strategies and boardroom tussles to growth plans. The job entails collaborating seamlessly with stringers and reporters in busy bureaus to crack stories involving environmental issues, resource nationalism, regulation and political challenges.
The mining industry is on the verge of transformation as demand for electric vehicles brings new capital from battery-makers and OEMs keen to lock in long-term supply agreements and Africa is at the center of that story. The successful candidate, working with other industry reporters, will develop a top-notch file on this emerging trend. We are seeking a reporter with deep knowledge of the mining industry, a proven ability to break news and a track record of writing stories that become must-reads for investors.
• Minimum seven years’ experience as a reporter
• Proven record of breaking news and developing high level sources
• Deep knowledge of the mining industry
• Ability to work with virtual teams
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