Reuters Expands Training Program for Aspiring Journalists Globally
New positions will be available upon completion of nine-month Journalism Trainee Program
New York – At a time when the industry is reducing resources for education programs, Reuters today announced the global expansion of its prestigious Journalism Trainee Program, an initiative designed to support the future of journalism by providing opportunities for aspiring journalists around the world. For more than fifty years, this program has brought Reuters first-rate journalists, some of whom are running its newsrooms today.
Beginning in 2012, Reuters will expand its nine-month London-based training program to include New York and Asia. University graduates, working journalists and other professionals wanting to move into journalism can apply for the highly competitive program that involves hands-on training in the classroom and on the newsroom floor. Trainees who meet Reuters rigorous standards will be placed in staff jobs and assigned mentors to guide their careers at the company.
“We are reinvesting in journalism through this highly competitive training program and, at the same time, strengthening our position as an industry leader,” said Stephen Adler, Reuters editor-in-chief. “While other news organizations have discontinued similar efforts, Reuters has more than doubled the size of its program. This year, we are proud to offer 15 jobs for trainees who successfully complete the program.”
Active recruitment across universities and top journalism schools is underway to find exceptional talent committed to journalistic excellence. Applicants should exhibit a passion for news, a competitive instinct, and speak and write fluently in English. Advanced skills in other languages, financial and data expertise, and multimedia will be given special consideration.
Applicants can apply online via the Thomson Reuters career site until December 31, 2011.
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