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A couple of job openings in Singapore and UAE

Top News Editor, Asia
Thomson Reuters

Qatar Correspondent – TR Construction
Thomson Reuters
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Web Editor Needed in Cambodia

The Cambodia Daily

  • Location
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career

Position description

Manage the global presence of Cambodia’s most trusted newspaper. Engage an expanding online readership in hard-hitting coverage of current events in a rapidly changing country.

Required Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or related field
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, HTML and basic CSS; JavaScript and PHP a plus
  • Experience promoting content through social media and SEO
  • Strong writing ability with a sharp eye for syntax, grammar and punctuation
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Update the English-language website every morning
  • Grow online audience through Facebook and Twitter; increase subscriber base
  • Monitor analytics and compile regular reports that identify strengths and weaknesses of web strategy
  • Design multimedia features such as and
  • Report and write stories as time allows
  • Produce data visualizations and report data stories as time allows
  • Monitor digital subscriptions and online advertising

Application instructions

If interested, email a CV and cover letter to or submit them to The Cambodia Daily office, #7, Street 228, Phnom Penh. Tel: 023 426 602/490

*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on*

Job Opening: Knight International Journalism Fellowship, Central Asia (Kazakhstan)

Position description

The International Center for Journalists seeks outstanding applicants for a one-year Knight Fellowship covering the Central Asia region, based in Kazakhstan. The fellow will work with Kazakh state television networks to improve their reporting, news production and management practices, as well as raising skills in data and digital journalism. The Fellow will also conduct training workshops for journalists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and possibly Uzbekistan. The Fellow may also travel to some or all of those countries for short stints to work with television media there.

Full details here.

Borat should not apply. 🙂

International Jobs and Fellowships for Journalists

A few interesting things came across the IJC desk this morning, thanks to

Senior Correspondent, IFR
Thomson Reuters

Location: Hong Kong

Position Overview:

The International Financing Review Asia, a Thomson Reuters publication, is seeking an experienced journalist to lead its People & Markets coverage, focusing on trends and regulatory developments across the Asian capital markets.

The successful candidate will need to generate exclusive story ideas ranging from individual hires to global investment banking strategy, and be able to maintain a network of senior contacts across the region.

He or she will need to be able to work quickly and accurately under pressure, and be able to understand and explain complex financial instruments. This position would suit an established financial journalist with a keen eye for the big picture and a flair for writing.

The successful candidate will also work closely with the Reuters newsroom and can expect their byline to appear on multiple platforms, including Eikon, the IFR magazines and IFR websites.

At least five years of relevant experience is required. Knowledge of Asian languages preferred, but not essential.

Bureau Chief, Singapore
Thomson Reuters

Location: Singapore

Position description

Reuters is looking for a highly experienced and dynamic Bureau Chief for Singapore to drive a multimedia news file from the city state with fast spot stories, exclusives and strong enterprise coverage. The successful candidate will be one of two deputies to the Southeast Asia bureau chief, getting involved regularly in stories across a region that stretches from Indonesia to Indochina.

As Asia’s biggest foreign exchange trading hub and a major wealth management centre, Singapore enjoys a pivotal role for Reuters’ financial clients. The bureau chief will work closely with a small team of seasoned correspondents on the big currency market and financial services issues, including how tighter global regulations are changing the competitive landscape for Singapore’s private banking business, and the pressure on Singapore’s sovereign wealth funds to sustain decent returns amid volatile global markets. The bureau chief will also play a key role in covering Singapore’s economy and economic policies, the real estate market, heavyweight companies such as Singapore Airlines and MNCs. She/He will also lead our coverage of political and general news.

The Bureau Chief should be an adept communicator, both within the bureau and across the regional editorial network, ensuring collaboration between enterprise, Reuters TV, RVN, Pictures and Graphics. The role requires a candidate who has a passion for breaking news, can focus clearly to set an agenda, and develop best coverage strategies. He/she must be an excellent writer and sub-editor, have a sharp analytical mind, see the big picture and make connections between politics, economics and financial markets.

2015 Jefferson Fellowships Program
East–West Center

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii; Beijing & Guiyang, China; Tokyo & Fukuoka-Kitakyushu, Japan

Dates: April 30-May 22, 2016

Who Can Apply

Working print, broadcast, and on-line journalists in the United States, Asia* and the Pacific Islands. Five years of experience preferred. English fluency required.


The 2016 Jefferson Fellowships will focus on Asia’s search for new, more sustainable growth models through sessions with experts and one another in Honolulu and by exploring economic challenges and restructuring in Japan and China. As the world’s 2nd and 3rdlargest economies, the success of China and Japan in finding new models will have wide reaching impacts.

Deadline: January 29, 2016

USC Annenberg offers fellowships/stipends

The USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism is now accepting applications for the Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion.

The stipend is $5,000 – $25,000 to allow American journalists to report and write stories illuminating how religion crosses geographic, temporal and ideological borders.

From the USC Annenberg site:

Applicants should consider what these dynamics reveal about personal identity, political power, the search for meaning, the nature of conflict and the construction of community. Their stories can explore how religion, religious institutions and religious people (1) effect change in on-the-ground social, political, and economic conditions; (2) circulate ideas and ideologies among home and diaspora communities; and (3) promote or inhibit religious and political coexistence and cooperation. Stories must be reported outside the U.S., although they may include an American context for contrast or comparison.

Successful applicants are required to do at least three stories for multiple delivery platforms: print, radio, TV, online. All work is to be completed within six months of getting the award and must be finished by December 31, 2011.

Several fellows will be invited to spend three days in residence at the University of Southern California once all the projects are done. Those invited to USC will conduct master classes for journalism students, present their work in seminars, and deliver public lectures for the USC community.

The Anneberg office stresses that this is a program for working journalists, not journalism students or journalism educators.

Fortunately for many of us, freelancers or self-employed journalists individuals who regularly publish, post and/or broadcast online, in print or over the airwaves are eligible. Applications must include either a letter of recommendation from an editor/manager of an organization that regularly posts, publishes or broadcasts the applicants work or by an experienced journalist who can speak to the applicants work in convincing detail.

No advanced degree or specialized training in religion is required.

Click HERE to contact the USC Annenberg office for more information.

Attn Folks in NYC area: FPA offering class on how to be a foreign correspondent

As part of a series of classes and seminars on how to break into foreign affairs work, the Foreign Policy Association is holding a seminar in New York City the evening of Nov. 8 on how to become a foreign correspondent.

From the notice:

In this course you will learn:

  • Practical steps to launching your career as a foreign correspondent
  • How to pitch stories to publications that cover global issues
  • The difference between staff, stringers and freelance reporters
  • What skill set will help you gather, create and publish global content from abroad

All in all it sounds like a good course for a journalist looking to break out of his/her current job or who is looking for work.

Cost: $60 for FPA members. $65 for non-members.

The session will be held at the Victor Borge Hall – Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue)

More information

Job Opening: Managing Editor, Arms Control Today

Managing Editor, Arms Control Today

Organization: Arms Control Association

Location: United States (Washington, DC)


Brief Description:

The Arms Control Association, a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies, is seeking a full-time Managing Editor, a critical part of the small team that produces Arms Control Today, a monthly publication widely considered to be authoritative in its field.

The successful applicant would be expected to have a professional background involving some combination of the following: editing experience; journalistic reporting or similar experience in researching, writing, and fact-checking under time constraints; familiarity with issues of arms control, nonproliferation, and international security; and marketing acumen. The Managing Editor must be extremely detail-oriented, have strong personal and organizational skills, work well under deadlines, and have the ability both to follow direction and to improvise as needed to complete tasks.

Click here for full description

Job opening in Washington, DC

Okay, it ain’t journalism but it is a way to put those journalism skills to work.

Media Relations Coordinator

Organization: Center for Global Development

Location: United States (Washington, DC)


Contact Information: Ben Edwards


The Center for Global Development (CGD) seeks an energetic and creative Media Relations Coordinator to join its communications and policy outreach team. CGD is an independent, non-profit research organization in Washington, D.C., that works to improve the policies of the rich world–the United States, other rich countries, and such institutions as the World Bank, the IMF and the World Trade Organization–to improve economic and social development prospects in poor countries.

Click here for full description

Job opportunities in Hong Kong

Tom Crampton, an old Hong Kong buddy, just posted an announcement about two job openings at the South China Morning Post.

Thought there might be one of two people out there who might be interested.

Jobs: South China Morning Post Editorial Jobs

Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize

Got this in an email from the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize:

The European Commission has officially launched the 18th edition of the Lorenzo Natali Prize !

You can apply on the website

The Lorenzo Natali Prize concerns journalists working for media in one of the five following regions: Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Arab World and the Middle East. It rewards journalists for their work defending democracy and the Human rights within the Developing World. For the first time in 2008, the Lorenzo Natali Prize also involves radio and television journalists.

Each applicant can deliver ONE journalistic work or ONE extract of a journalistic work printed or aired between July 1st 2009 and June 30th 2010.

The seventeen laureates of the Lorenzo Natali Prize will be guests of honour of the European Commission during a stay in Brussels. Each laureate will receive a trophy and a prize. Overall 60,000 euros of prize will reward the best works.

For further information  feel free to visit the website:


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