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.