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Spot Reporter / Website Producer - 1 year FTC

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 1/18/2018 12:06:54 PM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Position Title: Spot reporter/Website producer

Business Unit: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Product or Service: Thomson Reuters Foundation website and news service

Role Summary:

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking a talented, high energy journalist, savvy with online production and social media to work for the TR Foundation in London, helping to cover spot news on aid and development, women’s rights, trafficking and slavery, the human impact of climate change, property rights, and other humanitarian topics. If you are excited about working in a multi-media environment for an international news organization that has extraordinary reach and focuses on under-reported stories and you want to have impact as a journalist, this is the job for you.

You will be UK-based and part of the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning global news team that produces unique stories that have impact and bring under-reported human rights issues to light. You will work with our global team of journalists and our network of freelancers to help build on our daily coverage. You will work as a part of our global team to promote the work of the Foundation and lead new initiatives to further our work.

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Report breaking news stories on women’s and human rights, aid, development, trafficking and slavery, climate change, and property rights to tight deadlines

  • Production of the website, including story selection, adding photographs and related material, creating thematic story packages

  • Tap social media to generate story leads and promote work of the Thomson Reuters Foundation​​

  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills/Experience Required:

  • Strong writing skills essentials with several years of professional reporting experience required

  • Highly inquisitive, passionate about news and strong interest in human rights and development policy

  • University degree

Desired Skills/Experience Required:

  • Savvy in social media techniques

  • Some online production experience preferred; meticulous and organized.

  • Additional languages an advantage


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.

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London-United Kingdom
Req #: JREQ096547
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: News & Editorial
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