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Looking to develop your journalism skills with an international news brand? Want to learn from expert reporters and break news on some of the biggest stories of the day?
The Reuters Journalism Program offers nine months of hands-on, real-world experience with competitive pay in New York, London and Asia. You will gain a deep grounding in all aspects of financial reporting, work on fast-paced news stories and develop skills in enterprise journalism.
The program seeks rising reporters, recent graduates or business professionals who can demonstrate a clear commitment to a career in journalism and an ability to generate story ideas relevant for a Reuters audience.
Participants will get several weeks of intensive classroom training and then work on reporting teams, mentored by some of our finest journalists. You will hit the ground running—delivering news stories to exacting Thomson Reuters standards.
This intensive program has enabled past participants to move into fully fledged assignments with Reuters in locations around the world.
Download the 2015 Novice Trainee Flyer.
Download the 2015 Experienced Trainee Flyer.
Core requirements include:
Other useful skills or experience (not pre-requisites):
Applications will be open for the September 2015 intake on the 20th Sept-14 and will close on the 15th Dec-14.
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Multimedia Journalism, Bournemouth University, UK
Political Science, Yale University, US
The training was invaluable to my development as a journalist. At the end of it, most trainees are prepared to report on whatever situation they’re thrown into, regardless of whether it is about economics, energy markets or general news. Looking back on my nine months in London, I think all of us trainees departed for foreign postings as not only better writers but also more confident in ourselves and our abilities as journalists.
The best bit about working in east Africa is the unpredictability. My favourite moments are those phone calls from the editor, telling me a great story is unfolding in a remote part of Kenya or elsewhere in the region, and asking very politely if I would mind jumping on the next plane to Zanzibar or Somalia. Needless to say, my answer is always: ‘Yes, I’d love to go’.
The Trainee Programme taught me the impact of financial markets and trends on the world’s most important political developments, and how to explain those connections to a world audience through clear and concise writing.
I used what I learned about reporting on foreign exchange, macroeconomics and politics almost immediately on my first assignment as a correspondent, covering Iran out of Dubai. A drop in the Iranian rial sparked protests in the fall of 2012 and is still having repercussions for Iranians, the country’s economy, and its leaders.
Asking questions in Persian of Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator at a press conference in Kazakhstan in my first year out of the programme definitely qualifies as a “wow” moment.
Covering major world stories like the rial crash, devastating earthquakes or the Iranian presidential elections reminds me every day why my job is important and necessary.
There are precious few training programmes that give fresh graduates the skills and confidence to cover such large and important global stories effectively.