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 of the nespaper. 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 ST. 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. You will also identify foreign wire news stories for the foreign pages that impact Singapore and Asia. News on Europe and the regional economies will also be another focus. News websites must be tracked for news on the Singapore business, political or entertainment personalities. You will occasionally put together features on a variety of topics.
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.
Minimum 5 years in journalism. Should have several years' experience in copy tasting 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:
Please apply with your complete CV and editorial portfolio.
Posted on: 29 May 2019
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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