Asia-Based English-Language Editors and Reporters

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) has new openings for English-language reporters and news editors in Northeast and Southeast Asia. We want to recruit writers and multimedia journalists who can work in coordination with RFA’s nine language services and bring the network’s reporting to an even wider audience. We also want journalists who can break news, report colorful features and produce investigative reports that will be carried in English and translated to serve our audiences in countries that lack a free press.

Opportunities include:

  • English news writers who will report and edit copy from the region and publish content on RFA’s website and social media platforms. They need to have news smarts, strong writing and editing skills, and preferably video editing and visual journalism skills. Working proficiency in a regional language strongly preferred. There will be openings in Taipei (for coverage of China and the region); Seoul (for coverage of North Korea); and in Southeast Asia. RFA would also be open to hiring editors in other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Australia.
  • An environmental correspondent based in Southeast Asia who will report on how the climate crisis is changing lives across the region. Familiarity with the complexities of environmental policy and a knack at explaining those complexities to a general audience are a must. Working proficiency in a regional language strongly preferred. A flair for on-the-ground reporting is required and videography skills preferred.
  • Correspondents, preferably based in Southeast Asia, to report on China’s influence in region through infrastructure and investment; trade and economic policy; and soft power and diplomacy. Each correspondent will be assigned to cover a thematic beat, and will be expected to produce original reporting. These positions will require a strong reporter’s instinct and the ability to report in and about different countries. A working proficiency in Mandarin language is strongly preferred.

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US as an employee of RFA. RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the US as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

How to Apply: send your resume with work samples and cover letter (with “Asia-based editors and reporters” in the subject line) to rfajobs@rfa.org. In the cover letter, specify which position you are interested in and why that position fits you. The cover letter and resume should both be sent as attachments to your email.

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