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Resilience Correspondent - Africa


Resilience Correspondent - Africa
Référence
47928
Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 23 Janvier 2017
Offre visitée 884 fois
Description de l'offre
Description :

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation we stand for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. We play a leading role in the fight against human trafficking. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world. We tackle global issues. We achieve lasting impact.

With over 90 staff members around the world, including 40 editorial staff, and offices in 12 locations across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe, the Foundation is a point of reference in the corporate philanthropic world and a respected source of humanitarian news. Some of our high-profile initiatives include:

• Under-reported stories - our growing team of journalists covers the stories other media don’t cover with an emphasis on humanitarian relief, women’s rights, trafficking and slavery, the human impact of climate change and property rights.
• Trust Women - an influential international conference to take action by putting the rule of law behind women’s rights. Every year Trust Women forges new strategic commitments to help women to know and defend their rights.
• TrustLaw is the world’s leading service providing free legal assistance to NGOs and social enterprise. The network boasts nearly 2,500 members, including 2,000 NGOs and social enterprises, over 500 law firms and corporate legal teams, and more than 100,000 lawyers.
• Media development - for the past 30 years we have been training journalists and media professional, improving the standards of journalism around the world. We also build platforms for independent journalism like Aswat Masriya, an independent and unbiased political news website in Egypt, and Myanmar Now, founded in 2015 to cover political reforms in Myanmar.


The position

We are seeking an experienced, motivated reporter with excellent English, strong news judgment, and a track record in innovative journalism to join an exciting new initiative to cover the growing field of resilience. You will be based in Africa, and will work with the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning global news team to produce both long and short-form stories on all types of resilience - whether improving health, tackling climate change or building safer cities - that have impact and bring under-reported stories to light.

You will be part of a new multi-media team of five journalists to produce exclusive news on resilience as well as a comprehensive file on the topic, including the latest research. You will find stories of how people can better face up to the shocks and stresses of global warming, humanitarian crises, food insecurity, rights abuses - and even “bounce forward” in the process. Your stories will be run on the Foundation’s website, distributed via the Reuters system and also feature on a new multi-media digital platform on resilience (zilient.org) that will aggregate news and information from multiple sources, feature opinions of experts in the field, and hold online debates and discussions on the topic.

If you are excited about working for an international news organisation that has extraordinary reach, and you want to have impact, this could be the job for you. The position requires a proven track record in innovative journalism, breaking news, and a desire to make a real difference on humanitarian issues.


Responsibilities:

• Uncover, research and write stories about all aspects of building resilience to natural and man-made threats and disasters
• Produce a file that balances spot news with exclusive news angles on topical stories, and more insightful stories
• Work independently on stories and also with other reporters in the Foundation’s editorial team as well as freelancers
• Develop and work with sources across Africa to produce unique content
• Help promote the stories that we produce among policymakers, NGOs and other key players in this field
• Help find new ways to present and distribute Foundation stories online and via social media for maximum impact
• Other duties as assigned

This position is based in Africa with preferred location southern or western Africa. You should have the legal right to work in the country from where you are applying. The salary is negotiable according to qualifications. Relocation is not included. The deadline for applications is Feb 6. To apply, send your CV and cover letter describing how you meet the specifications and three story ideas. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with interviews held in mid-February for an immediate start.


Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.


Qualifications

Skills:
• At least 10 years journalism experience, including a proven track record of exclusive stories
• Strong writer in English, able to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
• Highly organised, self starter and strong team player
• Inquisitive, passionate about news and strong interest in humanitarian issues
• Experience writing about development an advantage
• Languages are an advantage
• Legal right to work in the country for which you are applying
• Experience building social media followings preferred
• University degree

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.
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