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Want to cover the biggest news stories of the day? Fascinated by financial markets and economic fluctuations? We are offering the opportunity of a career in journalism with the world’s largest international multimedia news agency with 160 years’ experience and an enviable reputation for speed, accuracy and market impact. At a time when many media organizations are cutting back or shrinking, our strength is increasing globally due to electronic subscriptions from professionals in the financial markets, accountancy, tax, legal and media worlds. This has allowed us to expand our journalism program to be a global scheme, offering new journalists the chance of a career with Reuters while earning an attractive salary and company benefits.
The Reuters Journalism Program, operating out of London, New York and Singapore, seeks candidates with the drive to become first-rate journalists and the skill to connect news events with the dynamics of the international financial markets.Students will take part in several weeks of intensive classroom training then work on reporting teams in our regional newsrooms in London, New York and across Asia. You will hit the ground running—reporting and delivering news stories to exacting Thomson Reuters standards. After the nine-month program, those who meet the performance standards will move to staff positions. They will be placed in one of our 200 newsrooms dotted across the globe, subject to business needs and language skills, and assigned a mentor to help guide their career here.
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Shortlisted applicants will be invited to take part in interviews and half-day assessment events. The number of students offered positions will depend on the quality of the applicants and the business needs of Thomson Reuters in the recruitment year.
Applications will open for the 2013 intake on September 20th and close on December 14th.
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Major in English language and comparative culture, Econ minor, Sophia University, Japan
BA History, Yale University, US
I started as a graduate trainee in Japan covering the Tokyo foreign exchange market. I then spent four months in London with fellow trainees, first in the classroom and then on to general news and equity desks. I finished off my time as a trainee in Singapore, at the Asia desk for general news editing, then the Treasury desk to cover currencies. I later returned to London where I am currently based, and I cover global investment issues for the Investment Strategy Desk.
When you are out covering an event – sometimes in a country you've never been before – you have to make sure that everything falls into place; you need to get comments from people who (sometimes) do not want to talk to you, you have to file your story ahead of the competition, and your technology must work perfectly even in a country where connections can be volatile. Even with years of experience, this is always a challenge.
As a Thomson Reuters journalist, you get incredible access to the world's politicians, CEOs and other movers and shakers because they trust our news.
“You are at the forefront of news that shapes the world – this is a great feeling.”
It is also motivating to be surrounded by highly intellectual colleagues.
The Trainee Program gave me the confidence, financial knowledge and writing skills to be useful as soon as I began working on a reporting desk in London.
“No other news organization invests as much into the training of their reporters.”
As a trainee, I wrote a story about rent increases at a historic London market that drew the attention of the mayor. As a correspondent, I covered the John Galliano trial, three fashion seasons, wrote a feature about Marseille dock-workers blocking France's oil supply, an in-depth story on welfare fraud and helped to cover the euro zone debt crisis – to name a few high points.
The highlight of my job is its variety. On any given day, I will be asked to report and write stories on topics ranging from political sleaze to economic policy to the history of the Smurf. Few other jobs I know of offer young people the chance to speak as equals to ministers, CEOs and – occasionally – heads of state.
As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure 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.