Reuters Pictures is looking for a dynamic and talented Visuals Journalist with core skills in news photography to join our team in Kolkata, India to report from one of Asia’s most important countries. We are looking for a photographer who is a team player and a self-starter with plenty of initiative to cover news and sports, and good understanding of the region’s politics. The successful candidate will be based in Kolkata. The pictures and video news industry is going through a period of significant change, driven by the rapidly changing habits of news consumers and ever-changing technology. The successful candidate should have a working knowledge of, and extensive experience, in news photography. They should also have at least basic knowledge of video shooting, as well as a desire and capacity to learn more. We want someone who has excellent communication skills, an unflappable temperament, and a passion for visual journalism. She/he must be able to work closely in a team with other visuals colleagues and reporters. Fluent English is necessary to allow the successful candidate to work independently. A commitment to preserving the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias is essential. Role responsibilities -- React fast to breaking news, willingness to travel on assignments, sometimes at short notice -- Participate in assignments with multimedia teams -- Pitch and develop story ideas on a wide range of subjects -- Ensure safety newsgathering protocols are followed Qualifications/Required skills -- Sharp eye for visual elements that are needed to make good pictures and video stories -- Basic pictures editing skills -- Thorough understanding of the latest digital visual technologies for photographing, filming, editing, transmitting, and sharing -- Self-starter with the ability to identify stories that will be of interest to international media -- Proven storytelling skills, and a desire to work with the Wider Image team on long-term, in-depth stories Preferred -- Experience working in hostile environments -- Experience working with multimedia elements -- Ability to speak Bengali Interested applicants must submit a Cover letter, CV and a link to their website/ a portfolio. 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 25,000 employees across more than 75 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. Accessibility 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. Protect yourself from fraudulent job postings click here to know more. More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on https://thomsonreuters.com. Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.
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