Producer - China
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Reuters Video News is looking for a dynamic and talented Producer for the Beijing bureau. This is a key role in a key bureau where Reuters' video content is published directly to subscribers. We are looking for an experienced Producer who is eager to take on new challenges to help drive our daily coverage and be part of a high-profile, high-performing team responsible for covering news and features in the Greater China region.
The successful candidate should have strong English language and scripting abilities, able to speak, read and write business Mandarin to a level he or she can work independently in the office and deal with Chinese clients and sources. He or she should have experience working on the desk and field, able to edit video, familiar with social media newsgathering techniques and have a strong personality to meet tough challenges in one of the world's news hotspots.
Working closely with television crews and multi-media teams in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, the successful candidate will be responsible for writing, planning, co-coordinating and covering news and feature stories, while working closely with our Singapore and London news desks. He or she will need to be a proven self-starter with excellent communication skills, an unflappable temperament and a passion for news gathering and strong visual story telling. It is essential to have a global perspective to go with a strong knowledge of the Greater China story.
The successful candidate is expected to lead projects and develop staff, as well as deputise the Greater China region.
Essential Day to Day responsibilities
- Excellent news judgment, work calmly under pressure, meet tight deadlines, strong writer, editor and be able to deliver a story from both office and field. Shooting experience a plus.
- Coordinate daily news coverage and work closely with the Singapore and London news desks
- Strong experience of video and multimedia story telling.
- Respond courageously to major breaking news events, acting quickly and in a responsible manner
- Sharp eye for visual news elements and video story-telling
- Represent television internally and externally, building a strong relationship with local and international clients
- Able to work long hours, weekend shifts, often under extreme pressure and unsupervised at times
- Thorough understanding of latest video technologies for shooting, editing, transmitting and sharing video
- Strong social media newsgathering skills
- Excellent communication skills both in Mandarin and English.
- Meeting tight deadlines in a Direct Inject bureau
- Willing to travel at short notice on breaking news stories.
- At least 3-5 years experience as a desk/field producer, writer, and editor
- Good technical skills, including non-linear editing, laptop newsgathering and satellite and FTP delivery systems
- Experience working in HD
- Excellent English writing skills
- Writes and speaks Mandarin fluently
- A track record of working with multi-media teams.
- Strong visual story telling skills.
- The ability to, shoot video, take still pictures and write a news story for the wire service.
- Experience in broadcast or agency television newsgathering and production.
- Strong skills in driving accuracy and speedwhile upholding Thomson Reuters editorial principles and policies
- College education and above
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