Video Journalist (Contract)

Job Description

Job Description
Reuters is looking for a video journalist to join the team in Tokyo. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team responsible for covering one of the world's most vibrant and influential countries.

The ability to speak, read and write Japanese and English is a must. The successful candidate will need to work independently and with Japanese sources and clients. She/he will need to be innovative and up-to-date with the rapidly changing needs of digital clients. She/he must have a global perspective as well as an intimate knowledge of news in Japan.

You will know what makes a good visual story and understand the technology behind the delivery of news video and pictures. This is a full-time role and will report to the Senior Video Journalist.

As our trusted Video Journalist you will:

  • Produce, film, edit, write and deliver a story from both office and field
  • Gather information, book appointments, manage logistics, and plan for coverage
  • Edit videos, translate Japanese soundbites into English, and write English news scripts
  • Coordinate daily news coverage and work closely with the Singapore and London news desks
  • Work closely with multimedia teams on a daily news basis to produce comprehensive packages
  • Pitch stories including feature stories for broadcast and digital platforms
  • Respond courageously to major breaking news events, whilst prioritizing responsibilities

You should apply if you have:
  • Experience in professional journalism in a broadcast or agency environment
  • Ability and passion to story tell political, economic, business, social, sports, and general news through video
  • Understanding and knowledge of news out of Japan
  • Video editing, and English script writing skills
  • Skills to film on broadcast quality video camera or DSLR
  • Thorough understanding of television editorial technology and social media news gathering skills
  • Excellent speaking, and writing skills in both English and Japanese
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, many times unsupervised
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills
  • Strong and clear communication skills, both with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to work well and learn within a team

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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.


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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