The Reuters Journalism Trainee Program is currently seeking candidates for their 2012 initiative. “The Reuters Journalism Trainee Program will bring together a talented group of journalists and journalists-to-be from around the world and provide them with nine months of intensive classroom training and hands-on, real-world experience in London, New York and Singapore”, according to an announcement on the Reuters website.
“Trainees will be paid during the program and then moved into staff positions provided performance standards are met. And they’ll be assigned to mentors to help guide their career with Reuters.”
Reuters currently employs over 3,000 journalists in 200 bureaus worldwide. This year, the London-based Trainee Program has expanded to include New York and Asia, which ups the stakes for being accepted into the highly competitive program. Trainees will get experience both in the classroom and on the newsroom floor, and Reuters will offer 15 jobs for trainees that successfully complete the program according to Stephen Adler, Reuters editor-in-chief.
While the program is geared towards journalists, you don’t necessarily need to be a journalist in order to apply. Reuters is looking for recent graduates, working journalists, or anyone with a specialist background that is looking to start a new career with the world’s largest international multimedia news provider. Applicants must be fluent in English, although advanced proficiency with another language is a plus. Expertise in data analysis and programming, as well as a visual eye and experience with multimedia, are definite advantages for applicants.
Applications are due on December 31, 2011 for the Reuters Journalism Trainee Program. To apply, visit the Reuters website at http://careers.thomsonreuters.com/Students/Bachelors-Masters/Europe/Reuters-Journalism-Trainee for more information.