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Reuters Journalism Training Programme 2019 for Early-career & Professional Journalists in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Reuters is looking to work with emerging talents who can tell stories about finance, politics and people from new perspectives and in different formats. 

Application Deadline: 30th November 2018 at midday (UK time).

Eligible Countries: Countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

To be taken at (country): Reuters Offices in London, UK; and EMEA countries

About the Award: The Reuters Journalism Programme is an opportunity for recent graduates, early career reporters, or professionals with 2-3 years’ experience who are looking to switch careers into journalism. The programme in 2019 will consist of 9 months of formal and on-the-job journalism training, initially for one month in London, followed by one of our other main reporting newsrooms or bureaus across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Type: Internship, Training


  • 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 a second language beneficial but not compulsory
  • 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
  • Up to 3 years of professional journalism experience
  • Proven ability to generate exclusive and agenda-setting stories
  • Experience in multi-media story-telling
  • Expertise in data analysis or data-driven journalism
  • Understanding of how to use social media to report and find sources

Visa Requirements

You must have the legal right to work in either Europe, Middle East or Africa to be considered for this programme

Number of Awards:

Value of Award: The Reuters Journalism Programme offers an opportunity to fast-track your journalism career and develop your skills across a variety of subjects and media. Successful applicants will predominantly report in text, but visual reporting skills and story-telling ideas will be welcome.

Key elements

  • Competitive pay
  • Placements in a bureau in EMEA
  • Fast-paced reporting on top news stories of the day
  • Opportunity to develop journalism skills
  • Participants who excel may be considered for other opportunities

Duration of Programme: 

  • Nine-month scheme including intensive training and reporting assignments
  • Placement in the London newsroom or a major bureau in EMEA
  • Application due by Friday 30th November 2018
  • Programme begins September 2019

How to Apply: 

  • Please ensure that your CV is no more than two pages long and written in English.

  • All applications must be supported by a Cover Letter

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