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Chief Producer

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 12/1/2017 9:37:24 AM Moscow, Russian Federation
Job Description

Thomson Reuters is looking for an experienced and dynamic professional to run its agency video operations in Russia and the other CIS countries. This is a region that is a top news hot spot and rarely out of the headlines.

We are looking for a strong journalist and an experienced manager to help drive newsgathering and news output operations, based in Moscow. We want someone who can effectively manage a talented and diverse team of producers, camera operators and video journalists across the region, spanning 12 countries.

The successful candidate will be a genuine self-starter and an effective communicator. She or He will have strong news judgment and will be skilled at visual multimedia story telling. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to improving editorial performance, and able to manage change across the region.    

The video news industry is going through a period of significant change, largely driven by technology and the rapidly changing habits of news consumers. The successful candidate will be very customer focused and will be able to tailor content for Reuters’ clients in the growing digital sector as well as existing broadcast news customers.

Essential Day to Day responsibilities:

  • Supervise coverage and delivery of video content for General News and other specialist segments, including CEEF – Reuters’ central and eastern European video product

  • Supervise production of Russian Video Report that delivers news packages in Russian language to broadcasters and online publishers    

  • Take charge of all planning. Respond courageously to major breaking news events, acting quickly and with live news needs in mind. Ensure all the right elements are in place for the most important stories

  •  Feed back to regional bureau, staff and stringers on issues of quality and story structure

  •  Champion high performers and hold staff accountable for performance

  •  Lead multimedia change

  •  Represent agency video internally and externally, including client visits

Qualifications/ Required skills:

  • Experience of running teams in a bureau set up as well as in the field
  • Track record of managing teams that break news
  • Experience of managing reporting teams working in hostile environments
  • Solid experience in broadcast and-or agency television newsgathering and production
  • Strong video editing and script writing skills
  • Strong ability to drive accuracy and speed
  • Thorough understanding of the latest Digital video technologies used for storytelling, filming, editing, transmission and sharing
  • Native English or fluency in English is a must. Knowledge of Russian will be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge and commitment to defend Reuters’ Trust Principles

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit thomsonreuters.com/careers.

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Locations
Moscow-Russian Federation
Req #: JREQ095390
Locations: Moscow-Russian Federation
Job Function: News & Editorial
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