Thomson Reuters’ Training Programme On Journalism

Aspiring reporters, recent graduates or business journalists with English proficiency are invited to submit applications for the 2018 Thomson Reuters’ Training Programme On Journalism. The program includes several weeks of intensive classroom training and work on reporting teams with mentoring support from experienced journalists.  Participants will learn about all aspects of Financial reporting, how to work on fast-paced news stories as well as Enterprise journalism.

The Reuters’ Journalism Programme 2018 will consist of 6 months of formal and on-the-job journalism training, initially in our London newsroom, followed by one of our other main reporting newsrooms or bureaus in the Middle East or Africa.

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Type: Training

Field: Journalism

Cairo-Egypt;Dakar-Senegal;South Africa;Nairobi-Kenya

Reutersthe news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest independent news provider, reaching more than one billion people every day. Over 2,000 journalists in nearly 200 locations around the globe deliver unparalleled international and national news coverage in 16 languages with speed, impartiality and insight to professionals via Thomson Reuters’ desktops, to the world’s media organizations, and directly to consumers on and Reuters TV. Reuters stays true to the letter and spirit of the Thomson Reuters’ Trust Principles, ensuring independence, integrity and freedom from bias.

  • A six-month scheme including intensive training and reporting assignments
  • Placement in a major bureau in the Middle East or Africa, such as Lagos, Nairobi, Dakar, Beirut, Cairo or Dubai
  • Applications are due by Friday, 22nd December, 2017
  • Programme begins September 2018
  • Participants who excel may be considered for other opportunities


  • Clear commitment to a career in journalism
  • Drive to build sources, break news and deliver deeply reported stories
  • Strong interest in issues that affect companies, markets and economies
  • Ability to generate original, relevant story ideas
  • Ambition to deliver journalism with real impact
  • Fluency in written English
  • Fluency in Arabic or a language (apart from English) that is widely spoken in Africa.
  • Experience living in the Middle East or Africa, alongside a grasp of the history, politics and culture
  • Proficiency with data
  • An international outlook

Other desired skills (not prerequisites)

  • Knowledge or expertise in a relevant field such as banking, financial analysis, accounting, law or computer science
  • Proven professional journalism experience
  • Proven ability to generate exclusive and agenda-setting stories
  • Experience in multi-media story-telling
  • Skills in investigative reporting
  • Expertise in data analysis or data-driven journalism
  • Understanding of how to use social media to report and find sources

Applicants must be eligible to work in the region to which they apply, with exceptions considered for specialist regional knowledge or language skills


  • Competitive pay
  • Placements in an African or Middle Eastern bureau
  • Fast-paced reporting on top news stories of the day
  • Opportunity to develop journalism skills


1) Application Form: you must complete all the questions including the written exercises, using the following link:

Your written answers must follow the guidelines on length and format. If not, your application will not be considered.

2) Upload CV: your CV should be no more than two pages long and written in English.

3) Upload Cover Letter: cover letter of no more than one page to explain your interest in a career with Reuters.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the region to which they apply, with exceptions considered for specialist regional knowledge or language skills

Please note, if you do not provide all of the above, your application may not be considered. Please note: the closing date for applications is Friday 22nd December, 2017

Application Deadline: December 22nd, 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thomson Reuters Journalism Training Programme 2018

For more inquiries about admissions and visas to study abroad, send an email or call: +2347037293057, 08125835476

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