We’re hiring a Managing 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 Managing Editor to help lead our newsroom.

The successful candidate will work with a team of award-winning journalists and together with other senior editors oversee the production of accurate, in-depth reports on a fast-developing situation in Myanmar.

Duties will include commissioning, editing and fact-checking stories, managing reporters and photographers, liaising with freelancers and contributing to Frontier’s membership programme. There will also be opportunities to do original reporting and write editorials and commentaries.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced journalist or editor with excellent written English who knows how to craft magazine-type features. 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 Thomas Kean (tdkean@frontiermyanmar.net) and Editor-at-Large Ben Dunant (bendunant@frontiermyanmar.net) by September 5.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning the editorial agenda with the Editor-in-Chief
  • Commissioning stories from staff reporters and freelancers
  • Managing staff and copy flow to ensure a steady output of high-quality articles
  • Editing stories and providing feedback to reporters
  • Maintaining and improving the quality of editorial content
  • Reporting stories and writing commentaries where time allows
  • Contributing to discussions about organisational strategy
  • Contributing to Frontier membership products, including newsletters
  • Ensuring the smooth functioning of the newsroom and that staff have the physical and psychological support needed to work effectively
  • Approving reporter’s expenses, field reporting plans and budgets
  • Contributing to grant proposal development and ensuring that editorial grants are delivered successfully

Requirements:

  • Four years’ experience in journalism, including editing
  • Prior experience in managing a team and meeting deadlines
  • 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

Freelance Video Journalists

We’re seeking freelance Video Journalists to work with our Doh Athan team producing short videos covering human rights in Myanmar. The full job description is available here. Interested candidates should apply by September 4.

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံအတွင်းရှိ လူ့အခွင့်အရေးနှင့်ပတ်သက်သည့် ဗီဒီယိုများကို ထုတ်လုပ်ရန်အတွက် Doh Athan က အလွတ်တန်း ဗီဒီယိုသတင်းထောက်များကို ရှာဖွေနေပါသည်။ လုပ်ငန်းလိုအပ်ချက် အပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ရနိုင်ပါသည်။ here စိတ်ပါဝင်စားသူများသည် စက်တင်ဘာ ၄ ရက် နောက်ဆုံးထား၍ လျှောက်ထားနိုင်ပါပြီ။

About Frontier:

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 February 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.