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Dakar, Senegal: West and Central Africa Chief Correspondent - Reuters


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West and Central Africa Chief Correspondent - Reuters

Dakar, Senegal

Closing Date: 19th April 2024

Reuters is seeking an experienced journalist to lead its initiative reporting in West and Central Africa. Based in Dakar, the successful candidate will have a deep understanding of a vibrant region covering 23 countries, a keen eye for spotting trends, and the ability to write fast, groundbreaking, and insightful stories on a wide range of topics, from political upheavals to Islamist insurgencies, climate change and energy, to the latest cocoa crop in Ivory Coast and Ghana, and mining ventures in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to initiate, report, and write insightful stories on a variety of topics. They will also be able to assist and collaborate with other correspondents and our network of over 40 stringers to develop and deliver initiative stories.

As a senior correspondent in the bureau, the successful candidate will also assume some managerial responsibilities, stepping in for the bureau chief when required, and assisting in nurturing, coaching, and training other team members.

For the right candidate, this is one of the most exciting opportunities at Reuters.

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