Digital Journalist

£30,502 - £ 36,386 (with a discretionary range to £39,745) per annum

About the role

Applications are welcomed for a Digital Journalist to join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). 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, you will help increase the Reuters Institute’s digital footprint and better fulfil our mission of exploring the future of journalism worldwide. Reporting to the Head of Communications and Editorial you will bring practical experience as a working journalist, by writing and editing original and distinctive news articles and social media posts.  You 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.

The position is fixed-term until 31 December 2025 and is offered on a full time basis, ideally starting from January 2023. Part time working may also be considered.

About you

You 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. You 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, you 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

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Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of three referees as part of your online application. Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Monday 9th January 2023 can be considered. Please quote reference 162601 on all correspondence.

Interviews will be held week commencing 23rd January via MS Teams.

The Reuters Institute is a global research centre and we want our team to reflect this. We are committed to equality and value diversity among our colleagues.