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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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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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    East Africa Senior Producer, Reuters

    About the job

    Reuters is looking for a talented and experienced journalist to manage our East Africa video operations based in Nairobi.
    In this senior producer role, you will drive the daily editorial file from East Africa, handling breaking news and planned coverage as well as pitching stories that go beyond the headlines.
    You will be a skilled visual storyteller who is passionate about winning the big stories for a global client base that includes more than 1,100 broadcast and digital media outlets. Experience of operating in hostile environments is a must while the ability to shoot video will also confer a clear advantage.
    Managing and producing regional Africa Daily content, our flagship Africa lifestyle service, is a significant part of the role. You will work closely with video, pictures and text counterparts in Nairobi, Johannesburg and London.
    This is a full-time role that may require some flexibility to work long hours and some weekends and will report to the Chief Producer Visuals, Africa.

    As our trusted East Africa Senior Producer, you will:

    • Ensure our team is positioned to deliver high-quality Live and edited video at speed to all Reuters customers.
    • Be responsible for our output and ensure that our scripts are accurate and impartial.
    • Have a keen eye for visual storytelling and the ability to edit footage within tight deadlines.
    • Have excellent news judgement and a deep understanding of Kenya and the East Africa region.
    • Work alongside colleagues from text and pictures to help create a truly unified newsgathering team.
    • Ensure that multimedia working across the region becomes part of our bureau’s day to day planning coordination and coverage.
    • Have great people skills and ability to manage local and remote teams.
    • Be customer-focused and build strong relationships with clients.
    • Ensure safety newsgathering protocols are followed.
    • Ensure all recruitment decisions are aligned with our strategic plan for video and with a strong focus on diversity.

    To be our East Africa Senior Producer, you will likely have:

    • Solid editorial experience in agency newsgathering and production
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Demonstrable leadership skills and the ability to motivate local and remote teams
    • A track record of working in a breaking news environment
    • Ability to write scripts in English to a high standard.
    • Excellent video editing skills
    • Ability to drive speed and accuracy while remaining calm under pressure
    • A clear understanding of the news video needs of major broadcasters and digital clients
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships quickly.
    • Ability to quickly and proactively source UGC and other 3rd party content, especially for breaking news
    • An unwavering commitment to defend Reuters Trust Principles

    Please note, the deadline for applications is Sunday 24th April 2022.

    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. 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
    • 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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