Reuters AlertNet seeks humanitarian journalist

Reuters AlertNet, the world's favourite humanitarian news website, is looking for a well-rounded and energetic journalist to add sub-continental expertise to its editorial operations.


The successful candidate will work in the Reuters office in Delhi but will be part of a London-based team dedicated to keeping relief professionals, educators, journalists and members of the general public informed about humanitarian crises around the globe. The post will also be part of a global network which deploys to disaster zones to provide news and information to those needing emergency relief.  


AlertNet ( is an award-winning website run by the charitable Thomson Reuters Foundation.


Candidates will need to demonstrate a wide range of skills. They should feel equally comfortable explaining the nuances of the global food aid system in plain and vivid English, hitting the phones to report relief efforts after an earthquake or forging contacts in the aid industry.


Duties will include:


  • Reporting on humanitarian issues for the AlertNet website and the global Reuters wire
  • Helping to bring aid themes to life through informal blogs and chatty explainers
  • Keeping the AlertNet website updated during Asian hours
  • Routine tasks such as updating online crisis briefings and publishing photo galleries
  • Developing relationships with regional aid workers, government agencies, humanitarian experts and journalists
  • Making those relationships work in the interests of the emergency news provision.  


This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated journalist to make a real difference in a dynamic team that aims to put Reuters principles of speed, accuracy and objectivity at the disposal of the relief community.


The successful candidate will be given a contract for 12 months with a view to renewal.


Job specifications – required skills, knowledge and experience


  • Strong communication skills, solid news judgement and a demonstrable interest in humanitarian issues essential
  • Fluency in an Asian language and ability to write excellent English
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, juggle diverse tasks and think creatively
  • A good track record of building contacts and bringing projects to fruition
  • Computer literacy a must, along with an interest in online media



Location: Delhi

Terms offered under: Local

Immediate manager: Timothy Large

Contact with questions: in Delhi or in London

Applications to:

Deadline for applications: 10th Oct, 2008 IimcAlumniAssociation

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