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Reuters is looking to hire a correspondent based in Nairobi to cover business and economic news from Kenya and East Africa. The successful candidate should have a strong grasp of the regional economy and its top corporate players and trends, as well as contacts that will enable him/her to produce a steady stream of interviews with key players and exclusives. They will also be expected to build contacts in and report on business and corporate activity in the rest of the East African Community, from trade liberalisation to mining in Tanzania and the gradual expansion of foreign investment in Ethiopia. As part of the Nairobi bureau’s broader news-gathering team, the successful candidate will also cover breaking political and general news, and contribute to the bureau’s cover of major regional stories. Knowledge of Kiswahili or another East African language a major advantage.
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