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  • AEC News Today
  • 04/12/19
  • Cambodia
  • 120602
  • 1500 / Monthly
  • Full-Time
AEC News Today is a 21st century online news site combining text, high quality photos, and video to report on policies and governance throughout Asean. We get about 60,000 unique visits a month

We have an immediate availability for a native-English language editor. It is envisaged that after an appropriate period the successful candidate will take over the day to day operation of the publication.

The editor will be responsible for: mentoring and overseeing the editorial team under the direction of the managing editor. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Researching, writing, rewriting, editing and proofreading text
Making sure that house style is adhered to (we publish in UK English)
Writing headlines, picture captions and story summaries
Editing reports and press releases
Liaising with journalists, reporters and editors
Verifying statements, facts, information, and story details
Sizing photographs and placing them within features
Editing video
Making sure that stories are accurate and do not compromise legality.
Attending events occasionally

Applicants must have a journalism background and worked as either a full-time journalist or copy editor, preferably in one of the Asean Community country's, or with writers for who English is not their native language. This is not a position for someone seeking to retire in Asia on. Our days start at 6am.

The applicant must have also have:

Outstanding English language skills (we use UK English, but it's not so hard to learn)
A well rounded knowledge of the Asean region and the various issues relating to it and individual countries.
Impeccable ethics
Well developed logical thinking and cognitive skills
An appreciation and understanding of the differences between print and online news media
Enthusiasm for adopting the latest technology and techniques to improve reader experience
Interested in writing about policies and governance, not politics and governments
Meticulous attention to detail
Able to work under pressure

They should also have, or be willing to learn, basic search engine optimisation techniques (SEO), advanced web search techniques, digital media, social media, and fact checking skills, and be committed to the principles of professional journalism. Familiarity with Photoshop, iMovie, and WordPress will be highly regarded.

The position will suit a journalist or copy editor with three+ years business journalism experience.

The position is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Temporary accommodation can be provided to the successful applicant. Relocation expenses are not claimable.

We offer:

A competitive salary Rl6,075,000 (about $1,500/ month after tax)

Modern comfortable working conditions and staff benefits (after a qualifying period) such as:
Accident medical insurance
Employer paid NSSF
Paid 15 days annual leave
Paid sick leave
Paid maternity leave
Paid paternity leave
Payment of annual visa
Payment of annual work permit

Tell me what you can bring to the table.

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