Visuals Journalist – Thomson Reuters (London)

Reuters is looking for a talented video journalist to join the UK & Ireland team.

Our team delivers news footage to more than 1,000 broadcasters and hundreds of digital outlets around the world. The successful candidate will be an experienced news videographer who can shoot, edit and write to very tight deadlines in the fast-paced environment of the world’s leading news agency.

As a Visuals Journalist, you’ll be passionate about UK news and culture, brimming full of ideas, and embracing new technology, camera kits and tools to ensure that Reuters video coverage stands out. You should be digi-literate and with familiar with the wide range of outlets that use Reuters material, from TV to TikTok. The winning candidate must have a proven track record as a team player, be a self-starter with plenty of initiative to generate story ideas and inject creativity into storytelling.


About the Role


As Visuals Journalist, UK & Ireland at Reuters, you will:


  • Work closely with the bureau to produce high-quality multimedia stories in a fast-moving business for our client database of more than 1,000 broadcasters and hundreds of digital outlets around the world. You’ll also work with hundreds of print and digital pictures clients.
  • Shoot, write and edit a variety of stories, centred on the UK and Ireland, working within tight deadlines.
  • Use your excellent organisational skills and flexibility to adapt to the inevitably fast-changing rhythm of a news organisation’s day.
  • Combine your ability to break news and tell stories with your innovative nature to make a substantial contribution to the debate about how we cover our stories, what elements are needed and how they perform.
  • Tackle stories from a diversity of viewpoints, experiences and perspectives.


About You

You’re a fit for the role of Visuals Journalist, UK & Ireland at Reuters if you have:


  • An excellent news judgment, with a clear editorial vision and an understanding of what makes a good visual story.
  • Advanced camera and video editing skills, with the ability to shoot and produce basic news edits against very tight deadlines.
  • The ability to produce tight, well-written accurate news copy to deadline and react quickly to breaking news, offering live cover as appropriate and taking an active role on daily planning for coverage.
  • Willingness to work both alone and with a wider collaborative team, with the ability to travel at short notice to major international news stories, including hostile environments.
  • A full, UK driving license
  • Thorough understanding of the latest digital video technologies for filming, editing, transmitting and sharing.
  • Ability to quickly and proactively source UGC and other 3rd party content, especially for breaking news
  • A passion to uphold Reuters Trust principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias


Please Note: Completed applications must be submitted by 23:59 on Sunday 23rd June 2024. To be considered for this opportunity please ensure that you submit BOTH a CV and Cover Letter. Your Cover Letter should be addressed to “Whom It May Concern” and should detail your motivations for applying to the role.   

What’s in it for you


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: On the job learning and coaching. We also have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our journalists
  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits including paid volunteering days
  • Perks: Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories.


About Reuters

Reuters is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world’s media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers.

Reuters: The Real World in Real Time

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.


We are powered by the talents of 26,000 employees across more than 70 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.



As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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