Assistant Foreign Editor


| Singapore

Salary (USD) Not specified

Full Time | 0 Applicant(s)

Posted: 01 Mar 2019

Skills required


About Company

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Job Description

  • Join a market leader within Media & Entertainment
  • Great work culture
  • A role that allows you make make a positive social impact
The Employer
Our client is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.The company's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.

The Job
Do you eat, sleep and breathe news? Do you want to work in a media organisation that is dynamic, innovative and influential? Join the editorial team of a leading newspaper, where we develop talent to fulfill a simple promise to our customers, which is to deliver content that matters, anytime, anywhere.
As an Assistant Foreign Editor, you will be required to work with the Foreign Desk team in selecting, commissioning and editing stories for the paper and its online edition. The Foreign Desk provides content for online and mobile platforms as well as the features and opinion sections. This means that the job calls for the ability to quickly process raw copy accurately and succinctly for breaking news as well as the skill to copy-edit with flair and sensitivity longer articles, commentaries and analyses.
The job requires you to work closely with our network of correspondents and stringers abroad in developing stories and producing original content for the newspaper. It also calls for monitoring of the wires, the internet and other sources for stories, deciding on the content for use across platforms and editing them for use accordingly.
It is a must that you are knowledgeable in news from around the world and have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest developments. Experience in dealing with regional political and economic issues is a plus but we expect the successful candidate to have the ability to spot good stories on a broad range of topics, including from the world of the arts, sciences and even pop culture.

The Profile
You should have at least 5-7 years' experience in journalism with a few years in copy processing and editing duties. Experience on wire agency copy desk will be an asset.
You must be able to head and work as a team, work with minimal supervision and demonstrate the ability to:
  • Assess, write and turn around copy for print and online.
  • Handle spot news as well as analyses and features on a wide range of topics.
  • Plan ahead in developing follow-ups and special reports.
  • Deal with the 'visual' demands of story telling via graphics, photos and videos
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