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Reuters Journalism Training Programme - EMEA

The Opportunity

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest independent multimedia news provider, reaching more than one billion people every day. Over 2,500 journalists in nearly 200 locations around the globe deliver unparalleled international and national news coverage in 16 languages with speed, impartiality and insight to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world’s media organizations and directly to consumers on Reuters stays true to the letter and spirit of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles, ensuring independence, integrity and freedom from bias.

The EMEA Reuters Journalism Programme is an opportunity for recent graduates, early career reporters or professionals with 2-3 years’ experience looking to switch careers into journalism. The programme is 4-6 months of formal and on-the-job journalism training in our London newsroom or one of our other main reporting centres in Europe, Africa or the Middle East. The Reuters Journalism Programme offers an opportunity to fast-track your journalism career and develop your skills across a variety of subjects and media.


  • Competitive pay 
  • Placements in London or a European, African or Middle Eastern centre
  • Fast-paced reporting on top news stories of the day 
  • Opportunity to develop journalism skills

Key Facts about Reuters Training Programme:

  • Four to six months training and reporting assignments
  • Placement in London or other major bureau in Europe, Middle East or Africa
  • Application due by Friday 9th December 2016
  • Programme begins July 2017
  • Participants who excel may be considered for other opportunities

What we’re looking for


  • Clear commitment to a career in journalism
  • Drive to build sources, break news and deliver deeply reported stories
  • Strong interest in issues that affect companies, markets and economies
  • Ability to generate original, relevant story ideas
  • Fluency in written English
  • Proficiency with data
  • An international outlook

Other desired skills (not prerequisites):

  • Knowledge or expertise in relevant field such as banking, financial analysis, accounting, law or computer science
  • Up to 3 years of professional journalism experience
  • Fluency in another language such as Arabic, Russian, German 
  • Proven ability to generate exclusive and agenda setting stories
  • Experience in multi-media story-telling
  • Skills in investigative reporting
  • Expertise in data analysis or data-driven journalism

Please note, the closing date for applications for this programme is Friday 9th December 2016.

If you believe you can bring something special to this role, we want to hear from you. You may have a non-traditional career path, education or background. If you meet the minimum qualifications for the role, let us know in a cover letter with your application. Reuters depends on diversity of thought and you could be just what we need.

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