Thomson Reuters Job Vacancy for Nigerian Correspondents

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Thomson Reuters recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Title: Nigeria Correspondent

Ref No: JREQ062768
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job

Job Description

  • Reuters is looking for an energetic and resourceful correspondent in Nigeria to be part of the team covering Africa’s No. 1 oil producer and its largest economy, the epitome of the Africa Rising narrative.
  • The candidate will be expected to provide high-quality cover on the expanding investment opportunities in Nigeria, report on the economy. He/she will be expected to report and write insightful longer-format stories on individuals, companies and trends.
  • Despite considerable security, political and social challenges, Nigeria is a magnet for foreign investors, who seek a stake not only in its hydrocarbons riches but also in one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world.
  • It is one of the so-called “MINT” countries – alongside Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey – seen as successors to the first wave of emerging markets dubbed the BRICs (Brazil, Russia and India and China).
  • The successful candidate will be expected to focus on Nigeria’s equities, banking, telcoms and retail markets, and regulatory environment, looking at the opportunities and challenges for investors, as well as political affairs.
  • There will be opportunities too to participate in all aspects of our coverage, from oil production to reporting on the bloody insurgency of the Islamist sect Boko Haram in the restless north or sectarian clashes in central Plateau state.
  • This position will report to the Nigeria Chief Correspondent. The position will be based in either Lagos or Abuja.

Qualifications

  • At least three years reporting experience
  • Willingness to travel and overcome technical difficulties
  • Knowledge of financial markets and track record of covering cross-market stories essential
  • Proven track record of cultivating sources and breaking news

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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