Copy Editor

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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 for this post will be able to express ideas and shape stories concisely for an online readership. At least three years of proven experience in editing news and feature stories in English is required.

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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Digital Designer

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Digital Designer responsibilities include:

We are looking for a Senior Designer to produce and oversee digital and print creative solutions to address our marketing needs.

To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of graphic design, styles and layout techniques. You should also have experience executing marketing projects from conception to production, including websites, brochures and product packaging.

Ultimately, you will ensure the design team promotes our brand through delivering high quality pieces on tight deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all design projects, from conception to delivery
  • Design original pieces, including illustrations and info graphics
  • Refine images, fonts and layouts using graphic design software
  • Apply typography techniques
  • Generate ideas to portray concepts and advertise products/services
  • Increase user friendliness in digital products
  • Maintain brand consistency throughout all our marketing projects
  • Liaise with marketing and design teams to ensure deadlines are met and Work with digital publications, creative operations, clients, and digital team to analyze media buys and ensure all specifications are clearly defined and attainable
  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments and tools
  • Maintain forward-thinking philosophy and ability to propel the team to the forefront of digital innovation
  • Uphold quality assurance and brand compliance by reviewing proofs and final files prior to distribution
  • Understand the technical side of digital advertising, but be able to articulate findings to all stakeholders
  • Provide technical support to clients and designers as needed

 

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a Digital Designer or similar role
  • Portfolio of completed design projects
  • Hands-on experience with image editing software, like Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficient in design software (e.g. InDesign)
  • Strong aesthetic skills with the ability to combine various colors, fonts and layouts
  • Attention to visual details
  • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with a team
  • 2-5 years of work experience in digital advertising production required
  • Knowledge of Web Design and DoubleClick, or equivalent digital ad tools and solutions
  • Self-motivated and efficient
  • Innovative

Senior Finance Officer

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The Irrawaddy is seeking to hire a Senior Finance Officer to join its office in Yangon.

The applicant is expected to implement financial policies and procedures, conduct monthly financial analysis to identify and resolve issues, gaps and variances on internal financial management, and provide the line supervisor necessary reports and updates.

She/he is required to provide inputs, clarifications and support to the CEO and or line manager, as and when requested and required.

The applicant is required to supervise and ensure all financial activities are up-to-date and accurately entered by the Accounts staff. Establish, maintain and reconcile General Ledger on Weekly basis, monitor cash balances and cash forecasts providing the supervisor weekly updates. Ensures all obligations for purchases and logistical management are upheld and enforced.

The candidate for the post, will have minimum 5 years of experience in finance and financial management and reporting. Possess good financial analytical skills, along with being proactive and initiative taker in trouble-shooting financial challenges. Must have expertise in use of financial management software’s being used by international organizations operating in Myanmar.

Prior working experience with international donor funded organizations will be considered an asset, must be willing to be flexible about working schedules as and when necessary.

The candidate short listed for the job is expected to have good command of written and spoken English and Burmese languages, as will be interacting with Burmese and non-Burmese staff. The candidate should be able to travel in and outside the country, as and when requested by the CEO and or line manager. Be able to make presentation(s) in English and Burmese to stakeholders as and when delegated.

Salary range is open to negotiation if the candidate is very qualified, and promotion to Finance – Assistant Manager, after 1 years, if work performance and delivery is excellent.

Cover letters and CVs (not more than 3 pages) to be prepared in English language.

Subject marked “Senior Finance Officer Application of <your name>”.

This job-advert is an open Ad until a suitable candidate is found. All applications to be sent to [email protected]

Admin & HR Assistant Manager

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The Irrawaddy is seeking to hire an Admin & HR Assistant Manager to join its office in Yangon.

The assistant manager is expected to implement HR strategies, policies and procedures and to identify and design HR strategies according to the business plan and to provide the line supervisor with necessary reports and updates.

She/he is required to provide input, clarification and support to the line managers as and when requested and required.

The assistant manager is required to supervise and ensure all Admin & HR activities are up to date and to work closely with the Admin & HR team. The assistant manager has to make sure daily office administration goes smoothly and coordinate with all other internal departments as well as with external partners and government authorities.

The applicant will have a minimum 5 years of experience in office administration and human resources management and reporting, possess good analytical skills, and be proactive in tackling all challenges.

Prior experience working with government authorities will be considered an asset. The assistant manager must be willing to be flexible about work schedules as and when necessary.

Applicants shortlisted for the job are expected to have a good command of written and spoken English and Burmese, as she/he will be interacting with Burmese and non-Burmese staff. The candidate should be able to travel in and outside the country as and when requested by the line manager and/or the CEO and editor-in-chief. The assistant manager must be able to make presentations in English and Burmese to stakeholders as and when delegated.

The salary range is open to negotiation if the candidate is very qualified. Promotion is possible after 1 years if work performance and delivery are excellent.

Cover letters and CVs (not more than 3 pages) are  to be prepared in English.

Mark the subject line of your emailed application: “Admin & HR Assistant Manager Application of <your name>”.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. All applications are to be sent to [email protected]