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As a member of staff at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism you will be part of an internationally-renowned institute exploring the future of journalism worldwide through debate, engagement, and research. We are part of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. As a global research centre we want our team to reflect this. We are committed to equality and value diversity among our colleagues. Read more information about the benefits of working at the university. Any job vacancies and freelance opportunities at the Reuters Institute will appear below. All applications for staff roles are administered by the university's HR department.


Director of Journalist Programmes

About the role

Applications are welcomed for a Director of Journalist Programmes to join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) who will be responsible for leading on delivery, strategic development, and long term financial sustainability of all Journalist Programmes at the Institute. The role will report to and work closely with the Institute Director and be part of the senior management team.

As a recognised authority in their field, both as a senior editorial leader and as an expert with an international reputation, the Director of Journalist Programmes will be responsible for line managing the institute’s Journalist Programmes team and developing a series of independent, externally-funded projects that can expand the activities and impact of the Institute. The role involves both hands-on operations, pastoral care, development, and representation.

The position is fixed-term and offered on a full-time basis until 31 December 2024.

Salary. Grade 10: £56,587 - £65,574, with a discretionary range to £71,638 per annum, pro-rata. 


About you

You will have substantial senior journalistic experience and editorial leadership, particularly in an international and digital context, as well as experience of leading and working with diverse teams of professionals. You will have expertise and successful track record in leading funding applications and/or generating earned income while maintaining editorial independence. You will also have the authority to engage with and command the confidence of a range of current and prospective external sponsors and funders as well as the full range of RISJ stakeholders. In addition, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and a sensitivity to working closely with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Application Process

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to Director of the Reuters Institute Rasmus Nielsen: rasmus.nielsen@politics.ox.ac.uk  

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of three referees as part of your online application. Only applications received before midday (UK time) on 23 May 2022 can be considered. Please quote reference 157406 on all correspondence.

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 6 June.

The Reuters Institute is a global research centre and we want our team to reflect this. We are committed to equality and value diversity among our colleagues.

Find full details on the role and how to apply at the link below.

Journalist Programmes Officer

About the role

We are seeking a Programmes Officer to join the Reuters Institute’s busy team. The post holder will provide administrative support to the journalist programmes, which include the internationally renowned and unique Reuters Journalist Fellowship Programme as well as digital deep dives, short courses, and the new Oxford Climate Journalism Network.

The role comprises programme administration including systems management, preparation and management of project budgets, KPI tracking and production of internal and external reports and ensuring compliance with University and Home Office visa regulations, as well as event management, with responsibility for the planning, management and delivery of programme events from inception to follow up.

The role is full-time (part-time 0.8fte considered) and is available from 20 June 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a fixed term position until 31 December 2024, with possibility of extension subject to funding renewal. The department is trialling a hybrid office/remote working model, and there is some flexibility in daily working hours.

Salary. Grade 6: £29,614- 35,326, with discretionary range to £38,587 per annum, pro rata.

About you

You will have a flexible can-do approach, excellent team working skills, and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs and priorities of the Institute. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. You will be organised, have a personable and diplomatic approach in dealing with a diverse range of people, and demonstrate initiative and a willingness to take on additional responsibilities when required.

Application Process

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of three referees as part of your online application. Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Monday 6 June 2022 can be considered. Please quote reference 157865 on all correspondence. Interviews will be held on Monday 13 June 2022.