BenarNews English Language Editor

BenarNews, a Radio Free Asia (RFA)-affiliated online news service that offers select coverage of South and Southeast Asian countries in five languages, is seeking an experienced editor for its English language site. The English Language Editor will be based in BenarNews’s Washington, DC, offices. Occasional weekend work will be required.

Responsibilities Include

  • Monitoring current events in the BenarNews coverage region
  • Developing coverage plans in support of the BenarNews mission
  • Editing/rewriting content prior to publication
  • Publishing content on the BenarNews website and associated social media platforms
  • Assisting in production of multimedia content, such as slide shows and videos
  • Handling occasional reporting assignments


  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Superior writing and reporting skills
  • Minimum five years of journalism experience
  • Social media fluency
  • Ability to write quickly
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness with facts
  • Ability to identify and select visual media (still image and video) that most effectively tells news stories
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Experience working in South or Southeast Asia
  • Experience with photo and video editing a plus
  • Foreign language skills (Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Thai or Tagalog) a plus

About BenarNews

BenarNews’ mission is to provide our readers with accurate news and information that reflects the complex and ever-changing world around them. With homepages in Bengali, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and English, BenarNews will bring timely news to its diverse audience. However controversial or taboo, our reporters on the ground will tackle the hot issues and events of the day - health, environment, religious freedom, economics, security, conflict - issues that affect the daily lives of our audience. We believe the free flow of accurate, objective, unbiased news helps break down barriers and leads to a more peaceful, tolerant, and prosperous world. It is this belief that will guide and inspire our reporting. Adhering to a strict code of journalistic ethics, BenarNews is a new voice on the pressing issues of the region. A voice you can trust.

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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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 résumé with cover letter (making reference to the position of "BenarNews English Language Editor") via email to or fax to 202-530-7797.

Posting Date 6/3/2020

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