Reuters Journalism 9-Month Training Programme

Deadline: 15 December 2012
Open to: young journalists or recent graduates of journalism, economics, business or languages.
Remuneration: unspecified 


Want to cover the biggest news stories of the day? Fascinated by financial markets and economic fluctuations? Reuters Journalism Programme is offering the opportunity of a career in journalism with the world’s largest international multimedia news agency with 160 years’ experience and an enviable reputation for speed, accuracy and market impact.

The Reuters Journalism Programme, operating out of London, New York and Singapore, seeks candidates with the drive to become first-rate journalists and the skill to connect news events with the dynamics of the international financial markets.

Trainees will take part in several weeks of intensive classroom training then work on reporting teams in their regional newsrooms in London, New York and across Asia. You will hit the ground running — reporting and delivering news stories to exacting Thomson Reuters standards.

After the nine-month programme, trainees who meet the performance standards will move to staff positions. They will be placed in one of Reuters’ 200 newsrooms dotted across the globe, subject to business needs and language skills, and assigned a mentor to help guide their career with Reuters.


Are you a good fit? Reuters is looking for:

  • Early-career journalists and financial professionals or final year students/recent graduates of journalism, economics, business or languages.
  • A passion for journalism, with evidence of editorial work experience.
  • Fluency in more than one language is a distinct advantage. Arabic, Russian, Mandarin or German are particularly welcome.
  • A proven interest in financial news and grasp of key economic trends.
  • A strong academic record at the bachelor’s or master’s degree level.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to take part in interviews and assessment events. The number of trainees offered positions will depend on the quality of the applicants and the business needs of Thomson Reuters in the recruitment year.


Applications are accepted until 31 December 2012. You must complete the online application process AVAILABLE HERE. They suggest that applicants should apply to their home region with exceptions only considered for relevant advanced language skills or specialist regional knowledge, so choose “US Job,” “Asia Job,” or “Europe Job” based on your location and click the Apply Now button.

The selection process will occur in February/March 2013, and the program begins in September 2013.

Please see the original call for applications HERE or the FLYER HERE for more information.