Lead Editor

Globe Media Asia, Phnom Penh, Asia

Date PostedMarch 12, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyEditorial
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$20,000 to $25,000
Websitehttp://www.sea-globe.com
Description:

Globe Media Asia is an international media company based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, since 2007. Moving to an online-only platform since the end of 2018, we continue to cover a wide range of topics relevant to English-reading Southeast Asians and a global readership with a keen interest in this fascinating part of the world. We produce feature length articles on a daily basis on politics, business, social issues, the environment and arts & culture.

We are now looking for an experienced, innovative and highly organised editor who has strong experience with, and knowledge of Southeast Asian issues that deserve to be brought to the attention of a global readership paying for high quality content.

The lead editor is a key editorial position and is essential to the growth of our digital, analytics, and platform-based journalism community. Supported by the managing editor, he will manage a team of 6 - 8 editors, writers, designers and interns as well as regional contributors.


Principal job duties and responsibilities

  • Concept development and coordination of digital stories in word, photo, sound and film
  • Analyse metrics, measure engagement and help our team identify and deploy tactics to meet traffic and engagement goals
  • Identify and mentor Southeast Asian contributors to create intellectually engaging content
  • Ensure consistency and adherence to our editorial line
  • Supervise social media streams and implement strategies to drive engagement
  • Be the editorial contact point for all stakeholders
  • Regularly report to the management
  • Increase reader – newsroom communication and reader loyalty
  • Support the growth of our reader-revenue programs
     

Principal job requirements

  • Deep understanding of Southeast Asia and its local news environments
  • Ability to identify and create out-of-the-box editorial concepts
  • A high level of understanding of editorial content readers want to pay for
  • Strict adherence to deadlines and fulfillment of planning targets
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced editorial environment
  • Excellent online headline-writing and copy-editing skills, SEO experience is a plus
  • To build and grow a network of outstanding regional authors and writers
     

Qualifications

  • A degree in digital journalism or communications
  • Relevant previous newsroom experience
     

Please send your CV and application to:

Globe Media Asia
Mr. Daniel Marchette, General Manager
No. 6A Street 294
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

or via Email to
d.marchette[at]globemediaasia[dot]com


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