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  • Posted on: 17 January, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Bureau Chief East Africa

     

    Job Description

    Reuters is looking for an experienced, all-round correspondent to head up its editorial operations in east africa. The Nairobi bureau chief position is one of the most exciting and challenging positions in Reuters, covering everything from the fast-growing frontier economies of Kenya and Uganda to the anarchy of Somalia and South Sudan, where the UN is accusing rebels and government forces of ethnic cleansing in a brutal civil war.

    The successful candidate will need to be adept at handling everything from monetary policy announcements from regional central banks to deeply reported, investigative stories on politics, economics and business. Besides managing a multimedia team of local and international staff in Nairobi, the bureau chief also oversees a network of stringers across east africa, where governments are routinely aggressive towards the foreign media.

    Requirements

    Minimum of seven years as a journalist, preferably with considerable experience in emerging markets and hostile environments.

    French Language Skills Helpful But Not Essential.

    Experience covering companies will also be helpful.

    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.

    Qualifications

    At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one – collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Bring your ambition to make a difference. We’ll bring a world of opportunities.

    As a global business we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in 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. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

    Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Thomson Reuters career website on www.applytracking.com to apply

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