Thomson Reuters Breaking News Correspondent, Sub-Saharan Africa


Application Deadline: Friday 10th September 2021.

Reuters is looking for journalists with strong news judgement and a passion for speed and accuracy to join the Breaking News team in sub-Saharan Africa. The successful candidates will be part of a high-performing team, covering breaking news across a range of topics, from sending headlines and newsbreaks in real time, to writing updates, quick sidebars and compelling, visually-led human interest features.

The Breaking News Correspondents will be on the front lines of the most important, competitive and exciting stories coming out of sub-Saharan Africa. They will work under the direction of the Breaking News Editor for sub-Saharan Africa and coordinate closely with text and visuals colleagues across the continent.

The position can be based in Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi or Dakar.

As a Breaking News Correspondent for Sub-Saharan Africa, you will:

  • Monitor a range of sources for key economic, corporate and general news developments
  • Use social media to identify and report stories on news, trends and viral moments in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Write fast and accurate headlines and stories under time pressure, across a range of topics
  • Work with colleagues across the continent and across multiple areas of coverage

To be one of our Breaking News Correspondents, you will likely:

  • Have strong news judgement across the file
  • Be able to filter quickly through complex information to identify and explain key news elements
  • Be fluent in English, with strong English writing skills. French or Portuguese would be a plus.
  • Be a fast learner and team player
  • Have strong communications skills and an ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Have at least three years’ experience working in a news organisation


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: we have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our employees
  • Benefits: we offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits
  • Perks:  Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories

For More Information:

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