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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Correspondent - Nigeria
Req #: JREQ164199 Locations: Abuja (FCT)
Job Function: News & Editorial
Employment Type: Full time
We are seeking a talented and energetic correspondent to cover politics and general news in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and its biggest economy.
Based in Abuja, the position offers an enterprising reporter the opportunity to report on a wide range of topics, from Nigeria’s policy making and regional diplomacy, to its deadly insurgencies, cultural and technological innovation, and efforts to diversify its economy away from oil.
A willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice, is essential and can include hostile environments such as natural disasters and conflict zones.
About the Role
In this opportunity as Correspondent, you will:
Produce exclusive news, insightful analyses and deeply reported features
Cultivate high-level sources to break news that sets Reuters apart from the competition.
Be fast, accurate and ensure Reuters clients get the news first.
Work closely with visuals colleagues to deliver stories in all formats.
Collaborate with colleagues across the region and globally on a wide range of stories.
You’re a fit for the role of Correspondent if your background includes:
Have at least three (3) years of professional journalism experience.
Be a self-starter and excellent team player.
Have a deep knowledge of Nigeria and the region, including an understanding of the key issues and players, and a knack for explaining them to a global audience
Have an intuitive ability to cut through the noise and focus on key issues in a large and dynamic country.
Be comfortable covering breaking news at speed, even as you focus on delivering scoops and high-impact features.
Have a knack for multimedia storytelling and be willing to produce visuals to accompany your stories when needed.
Be fluent in English with strong writing skills; proficiency in a Nigerian language would be a plus.
What’s in it For You?
You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:
COVID-19 Response: Currently the majority of our employees are working within a hybrid environment consisting of in-office and remote work, and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines.
Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more
Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking
Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact
Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should - we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.