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RVN UK Senior Producer

Reference
JREQ085163
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Marketing & Public Relations, Media & Communications
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Expiry Date
11/08/2017
Thomson Reuters is looking for an experienced journalist and a strong team leader to manage its video operations in the United Kingdom, based in London.

Job Description

Description
We are the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Business Unit: Reuters Video News (RVN), Editorial / Reuters News, Thomson Reuters 

Position Title: Senior Producer, UK 

Location: London, United Kingdom

Requisition No: JREQ085163

Role Summary: 

We want someone who is creative, with plenty of initiative, and lots of flair, to lead a small team of video journalists reporting from the United Kingdom for a global client base that includes broadcast and digital media outlets. 


The video news industry is going through a period of significant change, largely driven by technology and the rapidly changing habits of news consumers. The successful candidate will be very customer focused and will be able to tailor content for Reuters’ clients in the growing digital sector as well as our existing broadcast news customers


We are looking for a genuine self-starter, a strong leader, and an effective communicator. She or He will have strong news judgment and will be skilled at visual story telling. 


The role needs a dynamic personality – someone who has strong desk and field producing skills and can spot a good story. 

 

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities: 

  • Deliver video content for General News and work closely with other specialist video segments
  • Take charge of all planning, including planning of major events. Ensure all the right elements are in place for the most important stories
  • Oversee news crewing in London. Liaise closely with the BBC on UK coverage 
  • Respond courageously to major breaking news events, acting quickly and with live coverage needs in mind
  • Champion high performers and hold staff accountable for performance

 

Key Relationships:

Working closely with Reuters Text and Pictures colleagues in the UK bureau, the Senior Producer will be able to plan and produce multimedia content
One key aspect of the job is managing a day-to-day relationship for planning and coverage with the BBC who supply to Reuters their video content from the UK.

 

Qualifications
Essential Skills and Experience: 

  • Solid experience in agency and-or broadcast television news gathering and production
  • Ability to lead news gathering teams on top stories, making sure team is motivated and enthusiastic
  • Awareness of safety protocols for journalists reporting from the field. 
  • Strong video editing and script writing skills
  • Thorough understanding of the latest digital video technologies for filming, editing, transmitting and sharing
  • Knowledge and commitment to defend Reuters Trust Principles 
  • Ability to quickly and proactively source UGC and other 3rd party content, especially for breaking news 
  • Ability to drive speed and accuracy

 

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Some experience of managing teams working in hostile environments would be an advantage 
  • Experience of reporting/producing television packages, with a flair for visual storytelling in creative ways.

 

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest independent multimedia news provider, reaching more than one billion people every day. Over 2,500 journalists in nearly 200 locations around the globe deliver unparalleled international and national news coverage in 16 languages with speed, impartiality and insight to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world’s media organizations and directly to consumers on Reuters.com. Reuters stays true to the letter and spirit of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles, ensuring independence, integrity and freedom from bias.

NB: Flexible working options will be considered as part of this application. E.g. Job shares

If you believe you can bring something special to this role, we want to hear from you. You may have a non-traditional career path, education or background. If you meet the minimum qualifications for the role, let us know in a cover letter with your application. Reuters depends on diversity of thought and you could be just what we need. 

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit careers.thomsonreuters.com.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com