Business Reporter

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The Irrawaddy is seeking to hire an experienced local business reporter to join its English-language news service in Rangoon.

The ideal candidate will have solid experience working on business news, features and analysis and will be familiar with all aspects of Burma’s diverse and rapidly changing economic scene.

He or she will have strong English-language skills and possess extensive contacts among the local business community.

Candidates should have an eye for breaking news and the ability to deliver stories quickly in a fast-paced digital news environment, as well as the skills to identify and analyze new business trends.

Candidates must be digitally savvy, and have good knowledge of using digital and social media and integrating the use of different social media platforms for wider readership engagement.

The ideal candidate will be well versed in the latest technological software and hardware used for reporting and editing. Candidates must be comfortable using a smartphone camera for work purposes.

Applicants should clearly specify the platforms in which they have experience, and their social media links and/or work examples which reflect that experience. Applications should include the candidate’s FB, Blog, Twitter, Viber, Instagram, and/or other social media links/IDs.

An attractive package will be offered to the right candidate who will be based in our downtown office.

For more details, apply to [email protected], [email protected]

Copy-editor Position

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The Irrawaddy Publishing Group is seeking to hire an experienced copy editor who can work for The Irrawaddy’s English edition as soon as possible.

Applicants should be based in Rangoon or be able to relocate here. At least three years of proven experience in editing news and feature stories in English is required.

Candidates for this post will be able to express ideas and shape stories concisely for an online readership. They will possess an eye for accuracy, be familiar with working to same-day deadlines, and know how to leverage social media to enhance the reporting process. They will be able to work closely with Burmese and non-Burmese reporters to help develop stories. The ideal candidate will also possess a high level of awareness of Burma’s politics, economy and culture.

Candidates should also be well versed in the latest technological software and hardware used for reporting and editing, including the use of smartphone cameras for work purposes.

Applicants should clearly specify the platforms in which they have experience, and their social media links and/or work examples which reflect that experience. Applications should include the candidate’s FB, FB, Blog, Twitter, Viber, Instagram, and/or other social media links/IDs.

An attractive package will be offered to the right candidate who will be based in our downtown office.

Applicants should send a CV with a brief cover letter, email and phone number to The Irrawaddy senior manager Win Thu ([email protected]). Applicants who meet our basic requirements will be invited to edit typical samples of writing produced by our reporters as a test of their suitability for this position.

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