We are seeking a talented multimedia journalist with a good understanding of LGBTQ-related issues, strong writing skills, a proven track record in news and in-depth reporting, and a good grasp of digital platforms to help us run Openly – our global digital platform delivering fair, accurate and impartial LGBTQ+ news.

Openly was launched more than three years ago with a digital-first strategy for breaking LGBTQ+ news, as well as in-depth analytical features and a robust social media presence.

You will work with the Thomson Reuters Foundation's award-winning global news team to produce unique stories that have real impact on the lives of LGBTQ+ people around the world. You will also be expected to deputise for the editor and have experience of commissioning and editing stories. You think about digital audiences and understand the value of using audience data in your editorial decisions.

We are very active on social media and you will be expected to provide ideas on how to build, and engage with, our growing audience. You will have a solid understanding of what images and video can do on social platforms and know how to use them to serve audiences. We would think highly of you if you have commissioning, curating and basic editing skills for both still and moving pictures.

In 2022, the Thomson Reuters Foundation will launch a new digital news platform focused on tech and society, climate and inclusive economies. In parallel with your duties at Openly, you will be expected to work with the Foundation's editorial teams on LGBTQ+ stories that fit within those three themes.

This is a unique opportunity for a journalist who wishes to work for an international news organisation with extraordinary reach, and who wants to achieve real impact through journalism that is fair, balanced and accurate.

As our deputy editor of Openly, you will:

  • Pitch, commission, research, write and edit news and in-depth text stories focused on LGBTQ+ issues 
  • Use social media posts, video and graphics to tell multimedia stories on social platforms. 
  • Analyse and interpret data to report data-rich stories and create infographics
  • Ensure use of SEO in all output
  • Use audience data in editorial decision-making
  • Work with Thomson Reuters Foundation editorial teams to deliver multi-media stories for the Foundation's new digital platform
  • Stand in for Openly editor as needed

To be our deputy editor of Openly, you will likely have:

  • Extensive journalism experience, including a proven track record of reporting exclusive stories
  • Familiarity with reporting LGBTQ+ issues
  • Deep understanding of social media platforms, audience building and engagement
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Good knowledge of SEO
  • Familiarity with digital audience analytics
  • Experience with video and/or podcast production preferred
  • Efficient time management and an ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to work independently as well as within a team environment

Please note, the deadline for applications is Friday 28 January 2022.

What is in it for you?

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

  • Global perspective and impact: Interested in working for a dynamic global organisation with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed
  • A unique approach: Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity
  • Our relevance: With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now
  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits
  • Learning and development: We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities

About the Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.

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