Senior Visuals Journalist
Thomson Reuters
Manila, Philippines
17d ago

Reuters is looking for a Senior Visuals Journalist to run our combined Photos and Video team in the Philippines.

The successful candidate will lead a high-profile, high-performing single team responsible for covering one of the most vibrant regions in Asia.

You are likely to have significant experience in either news photography or news video and a thorough understanding or experience of the other format.

Photographers and videographers will work as single unit, and all staff will work in both formats. The team will cover the full range of news from conflicts and natural disaster, through politics to sport, lifestyle and entertainment.

You must know what makes a good story, and understand the technology behind news video and pictures.

As well as managing staff in Manila, the successful candidate will be responsible for stringers across the country. You will be expected to travel on foreign assignments, which may include hostile environments.

You must be a proven self-starter with excellent communication skills, an unflappable temperament and a demonstrable passion for news gathering and visual story telling.

You must have a global perspective to go with their intimate knowledge of the stories in the Philippines and the ASEAN region.

They need to be flexible enough to deal with a fast-moving business which can involve long working hours and the need to travel at short notice.

Specific day-to-day responsibilities and milestones needed to achieve the objectives. Key duties include :

  • Leading coverage of events of international interest in the Philippines for the Pictures and Video file.
  • Keeping abreast of an often volatile and always fast-moving news file in the region.
  • Coordinating news coverage and delivery as part of a multi-media team on a daily basis.
  • Establishing a rapport with colleagues in the bureaux across all media.
  • Pro-actively assisting in the rollout of the latest news gathering and production tools
  • Inspiring staff and contractors to produce their best work.
  • Ensuring all work abides by the Reuters Trust Principles.
  • Qualifications :

  • Ability to film and story tell through either photos or video.
  • Fluent visual skills and English story writing skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, many times unsupervised.
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills.
  • Willingness to travel to breaking news stories, often at short notice.
  • Strong and clear communication skills, both with colleagues and clients.
  • Ability to work well and learn within a team.
  • Understanding needs of video and photo clients, locally and internationally
  • Desired Skills and Experience :

  • Ability to film / shoot photographs.
  • At least four years work in news photography or video news gathering.
  • Experience working in hostile environments.

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