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Digital Journalist

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) is seeking a candidate for the position of Digital Journalist. This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative journalist to join an outstanding team committed to connecting academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to journalists and editors from around the world. As Digital Journalist, the person will help increase the Reuters Institute’s digital footprint and better fulfil their mission of exploring the future of journalism worldwide. Reporting to the Head of Communications and Editorial the candidate will bring practical experience as a working journalist, by writing and editing original and distinctive news articles and social media posts. The journalist will write, produce and disseminate a variety of high-quality content across a range of distribution channels and media outlets, as well as using creative and practical skills to turn innovative ideas into positive actions that will help increase the digital output of the Reuters Institute among target audiences all over the world.

Job description:
The candidate will be educated to degree level in a substantive area of social science including journalism and/or media studies, and have excellent written and verbal skills, with proven ability to write and edit social media posts and engaging news stories to the highest standards. The person will have relevant experience as a journalist, working in a newsroom or as a freelance reporter and excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills. In addition, the journalist will have knowledge and experience of using social media channels and digital content distribution mechanisms to achieve communications objectives, as well as an interest in climate change and journalism innovation.

Application Process:
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The candidate will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of three referees as part of the online application. Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Tuesday 4th January 2022 can be considered. Please quote reference 154398 on all correspondence. Interviews will likely be held week commencing 17th January via MS Teams.

The position is fixed-term until 31 December 2023 and is offered on a full-time basis, ideally starting from January 2022. Part-time working may also be considered. To apply please click here.

Organisation: Reuters Institute

Deadline: 04/01/2022

Location: Oxford

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