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Newsroom Administrator - 1 year FTC, Part-time

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 11/10/2017 10:22:12 AM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Organisation: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Job type: Part-time, 12 month FTC

Location: London


At the Thomson Reuters Foundation we stand for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. We play a leading role in the fight against human trafficking and expose corruption worldwide. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world. We tackle global issues. We achieve lasting impact.

With over 90 staff members around the world, including 45 editorial staff, and offices in 12 locations across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe, the Foundation is a point of reference in the corporate philanthropic world and a respected source of humanitarian news. Some of our high-profile initiatives include:

o    Under-reported stories - our growing team of journalists covers the stories other media don’t cover with an emphasis on humanitarian crises,  women’s rights, trafficking and slavery, the human impact of climate change and property rights.

o    Trust Conference - an influential international conference to take action by putting the rule of law behind women’s rights and tackle human trafficking and slavery.

o    TrustLaw is the world’s leading service providing free legal assistance to NGOs and social enterprise. The network boasts 4,000 members, including 3,300 NGOs and social enterprises and 700 law firms and corporate legal teams.

o    Media development - for the past 30 years we have been training journalists and media professional, improving the standards of journalism around the world.

The position:

We are seeking a highly organised, tech-savvy newsroom administrator with excellent organisational skills and good with people to support our global editorial team of 45 reporters and 150 freelancers. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and be able to take initiative. You must be able to communicate effectively and have good problem solving skills to navigate the complex structures of a large company. You will be able to juggle demands for new technology with booking travel for the team while ensuring all staff records are kept up to date. You will be working on Microsoft Outlook as well as in Salesforce to ensure our contact databases are up-to-date and input new contacts. You will also be involved with ensuring our weekly newsletters are reaching the right people. The job is based in Canary Wharf and you will work with the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning global news team.

If you are excited about working for an international news organisation that has extraordinary reach and you want to have impact, this could be the job for you. The position requires a proven track record in office administration and supporting a large, global team.


  • Staff rosters
  • Handling technology requirements globally
  • Salesforce administration
  • Some finance administration
  • Travel assistance
  • Working with outside organizations sending in contact details
  • Building a new contacts database
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills/ Experience:

  • Highly organised, self-starter and strong team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and Salesforce
  • Track record in office administration and supporting a large, global team.​

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Tech savvy with data entry skills and social media knowledge
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Experience handling confidential information with discretion and accordance to company guidelines
  • Effective communication skills

Please provide a CV and coverletter with your application for this role.

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

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London-United Kingdom
Req #: JREQ093611
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: News & Editorial
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