BenarNews Video Editor Contractor


BenarNews is an online news service affiliated with Radio Free Asia that reports in the languages of Bengali, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and English with the mission of providing its readers with accurate news and information that reflects the complex and ever-changing world around them. BenarNews is currently seeking a part-time video editor to work on a contract basis to enhance BenarNews’ coverage and impact by producing and publishing video on BenarNews platforms, making use of original footage shot by BenarNews journalists and footage available through USAGM subscription services. Working closely with the editing team in Washington, the video editor will produce and publish one to three videos daily, in one or more BenarNews languages, and occasionally work on longer-term projects. This position reports to the managing editor in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Closely follow current events in our coverage countries
  • Prepare a daybook of available footage each morning for news meeting
  • Work with editors and content managers in Washington, and journalists in Asia
  • Edit and produce one to three videos daily, including script writing
  • Publish video on BenarNews platforms
  • Optimize the timing and packaging of video posted to social media
  • Strive to increase BenarNews’ impact and audience
  • Execute all duties with an awareness of the BenarNews mission and Code of Ethics


  • Strong English language skills required; fluency in a BenarNews language preferred
  • Video filming, editing and production experience
  • Demonstrated skill in visual story-telling
  • Minimum 3 years of journalism experience
  • Strong news judgment and journalism ethics
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • Demonstrable familiarity with BenarNews coverage region
  • Ability to work in a multi-lingual environment with culturally diverse colleagues


To apply, send your resume with cover letter (with BenarNews Video Editor in the subject line) to

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