We’re hiring a newsletter writer

Frontier Myanmar is looking for a newsletter writer for our membership programme. Reporting to our editor-in-chief, you will write and produce daily, weekly and monthly newsletters for our growing membership audience.

The ideal candidate will have a lively writing style, and will be passionate about transforming complex and diverse information into easy-to-understand briefings, to inform and entertain our members. 

The ideal candidate will be an experienced journalist or editor with excellent written English who can write engaging copy to tight deadlines. 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.

Given the uncertainty over access to Myanmar, it will be possible to work remotely from another country. However, the candidate should be prepared to commit to a demanding, full-time schedule within standard Myanmar work hours.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and writing samples to Editor-in-Chief Thomas Kean (tdkean@frontiermyanmar.net) and General Manager Nang Maisy Kyaw (nang@frontiermyanmar.net) by Friday, October 1. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Work with a small team to write the Daily Briefing and Media Monitor newsletters for Frontier members every Monday to Friday
  • Write and produce our free weekly newsletter, Frontier Fridays
  • Write and produce our monthly behind-the-scenes newsletter for members
  • Participate in strategy around the growth of Frontier’s membership programme
  • Help to identify new newsletter product opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to write for the Frontier website, as time permits

Requirements:

  • At least two years’ writing and editing experience 
  • Excellent English-language writing skills 
  • Knowledge of Myanmar current affairs
  • Proven ability to produce high-quality work on a consistent basis, to tight deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and collaborate with a team 
  • Good digital skills including a basic understanding of MailChimp
  • An interest in newsletter distribution, data and engagement analytics

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 1 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.