BenarNews Jakarta Reporter 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 top-notch free-lance journalist to report and write from Jakarta. You should have good sources in security, a passion for geopolitics, rigorous attention to accuracy and balance, an ability to see the big picture, and superior reporting and writing skills. As a member of a small team aiming to make a big impact, you will work hard and be rewarded with competitive pay and a chance to work with veteran journalists from around Southeast Asia. Stories will be written in Bahasa Indonesia, but a candidate’s ability to write in English will be an advantage.

BenarNews is a not-for-profit news portal based in Washington DC that covers Indonesia and other countries in South and Southeast Asia. BenarNews is a unit of Radio Free Asia, under the United States Agency for Global Media.

To apply, send your resume with cover letter (with Jakarta Reporter in the subject line) to

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