We’re hiring a Digital Editor
Myanmar is in crisis and independent media is essential for the survival of democracy in the country. So that Frontier can continue playing its part, we are seeking a Digital Editor to manage our online output and reach new audiences.
The successful candidate will work with a team of award-winning journalists and oversee Frontier’s website, social media platforms and newsletters. They will analyse web traffic and engagement data and devise innovative ways to expand Frontier’s online presence. As an integrated member of the editorial team, they will also assist in the commissioning, editing and fact-checking of stories and the development of Frontier’s membership programme. There will also be opportunities to do original reporting and write editorials where time allows.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced journalist or editor with excellent written English and a track record managing websites and social media platforms. They will also have worked in Myanmar or elsewhere in Southeast Asia and possess a deep knowledge of Myanmar’s politics, culture and business environment.
The position is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is full time.
If you’d like to apply, please email a cover letter, CV and work samples to Editor-in-Chief Ben Dunant (email@example.com) and Managing Editor Andrew Nachemson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 5.
- Four years’ experience in journalism, including editing
- Experience in managing websites and social media platforms
- Knowledge of web analytics and industry trends around online engagement
- Strong written English essential
- Written and spoken Burmese an advantage, but not essential
- Deep knowledge of Myanmar politics and society preferred
- Ability to work sensitively in a multi-cultural newsroom
Since its founding in 2015, Frontier Myanmar has earned a reputation for quality, impartial journalism in a difficult working environment. Despite the existential challenges posed by the 2021 military coup, it continues to deliver in-depth reports from all corners of Myanmar, making space for overlooked voices and issues and reporting the uncensored truth.
Frontier’s staff is overwhelmingly national and it is an important training ground for young Myanmar journalists. Its reporting has been recognised every year since 2017 by the Society of Publishers in Asia, the region’s most prestigious media awards.
In January 2020, Frontier launched a membership programme aimed at building a community of people who care about independent journalism in Myanmar. The programme supports the financial sustainability of Frontier and ensures it can remain an independent voice in Myanmar’s media landscape.