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  • Posted: May 6, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 3, 2022
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    Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.
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    Deputy Bureau Chief, East Africa

    As our Deputy Bureau Chief for East Africa, you will:

    • Generate great ideas, edit and write with authority across the file, and work closely with visuals colleagues to deliver stories in all formats
    • Be fast and ensure Reuters clients get the news first, even as you drive insightful features
    • Have exceptional news judgment, a sound understanding of reader and client needs, and the ability to set priorities in a large region
    • Be a mentor who supports and inspires colleagues to sharpen their skills and achieve their career goals

    To be our Deputy Bureau Chief, you will likely:

    • Have a deep knowledge of East Africa, including an understanding of the key issues and players, and a knack for explaining them to a global audience
    • Have a proven ability to cultivate high-level sources, break news and deliver deeply reported, high-impact features
    • Be a self-starter with excellent people skills and an ability to manage a diverse team working across multiple countries, cultures and languages
    • Have strong diplomatic skills, including an ability to navigate challenging media environments
    • Be fluent in English with strong writing skills; Swahili and/or French would be an advantage
    • Have at least five years of experience as a journalist, including experience working for international outlets in a real-time news environment
    • Have experience working in hostile environments, including conflicts or natural disasters.

    What’s in it For You?

    At Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

    • Global Career: As a global company, we can offer a truly international career and progression opportunities
    • Learning & Development: On the job learning and coaching with an intensive training package. We also have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our journalists
    • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits including paid volunteering days and a wellbeing scheme including private healthcare and Multisport card
    • Perks: Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories.

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