About the Role
As our Inclusive Economies Correspondent you will :
Pitch, research and write deeply reported stories from West Africa covering socio-economic inclusion, fair labour, sustainable business and the impact of economic forces on ordinary people.
Pitch and participate in creating visually rich multimedia stories
Collaborate across our focus areas Climate, Inclusive Economies and Tech & Society to produce cross-pollinating stories
Collaborate with social media team to create informative and engaging social posts
Consistently meet deadlines and file concise, clean copy
Develop and manage a network of contacts, expert freelancers, photographers and video journalists
To be our Inclusive Economies Correspondent you will likely have :
At least 5 years of journalism experience
Sound understanding of global geopolitics and macroeconomics
Expertise in reporting economic and social issues and their impact on people, particularly in West Africa
Passion for covering under-reported stories, and for centering people, not markets, in your coverage. We particularly want to hear from communities whose voices rarely feature in international news.
Aptitude for identifying, understanding and explaining data-based stories
Versatile and engaging writing style able to adapt to digital as well as traditional media audiences
Familiarity with multimedia storytelling, including video and audio production and photography
Strong understanding of social media and digital audiences
Ability to meet deadlines
Legal right to work in Nigeria
Please note, the deadline for applications is August 10th, 2022.
What’s in it For You
At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth :
Global Perspective and Impact : Interested in working for a dynamic global organization with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed.
A Unique Approach : Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity.
Our Relevance : With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now.
Benefits : We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits.
Learning & Development : We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.
About Thomson Reuters Foundation
The is corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights.
Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.