West and Central Africa Correspondent

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Reuters is looking for an exceptional journalist to help cover West and Central Africa. Based in Dakar, the successful candidate will write fast, ground-breaking and insightful stories on a wide range of topics, from Islamist insurgencies and drought in the Sahel, to the latest cocoa crop in Ivory Coast and mining ventures in Guinea.

The region is one of the world’s most ethnically and culturally diverse, with a young, entrepreneurial population. But it is also one of its most turbulent, with a history of military coups, financial crises and violent election disputes. One of the world’s last frontier markets, it is a treasure trove of minerals, many of them essential for making modern gadgets, and has major reserves of oil and gas that it is seeking to develop.

The successful candidate will become familiar with 23 very diverse countries and be just as comfortable covering coups as commodities data. For the right candidate, this is one of the most exciting jobs in Reuters.

As our West and Central Africa correspondent, you will:

  • Be a self-starter who generates great ideas and writes with authority across the file
  • Be fast and ensure Reuters clients get the news first
  • Produce scoops and in-depth, revelatory features
  • Work closely with visuals colleagues and our network of stringers, many of whom work in French, to generate original and compelling multimedia content
  • Write clean, lively copy that sparkles
  • Be calm under pressure and a strong team player
  • Be willing to travel at short notice

To be our West and Central Africa correspondent, you will likely:

  • Have at least three years of professional journalism experience
  • Have experience working in hostile environments and/or emerging markets; knowledge of commodities markets would be a plus
  • Have a strong track record of developing sources, breaking news and producing insightful features
  • Be fluent in French; other languages would be a plus
  • Have multimedia expertise

Please note, the deadline for applications is 3rd February 2023.

What’s in it for You?

At Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global Career: As a global company, we can offer a truly international career and progression opportunities
  • Learning & Development: On the job learning and coaching. We also have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our journalists
  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits including paid volunteering days
  • Perks: Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories.

About Reuters

Reuters is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world’s media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers. Reuters: The Real World in Real Time.

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