Reuters extends journalism training to New York and Asia
Wednesday 7 December 2011
Reuters announced on Wednesday it will extend its journalism trainee programme from London to New York and across Asia.
The scheme offers nine months of training for university graduates with a proven interest in financial news and grasp of key economic trends. Working journalists and other professionals wanting to move into journalism can also apply. Applicants should exhibit a passion for journalism with evidence of editorial work experience, a competitive instinct, and speak and write fluently in English. Advanced skills in other languages, particularly Arabic, Russian, Mandarin or German, financial and data expertise, and multimedia will be given special consideration.
Editor-in-chief Stephen Adler said: “We are reinvesting in journalism through this highly competitive training program and, at the same time, strengthening our position as an industry leader. 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.” ■