Sunday, February 14, 2016
The Myanmar Times

Are you stuck in a rut at work? Are you looking for a new position and a company that will challenge you, inspire you and take you to new heights? Then it's time to take the leap – and join the most dynamic media company in Myanmar.

Myanmar Consolidated Media, Ltd, one of Myanmar's most highly respected and well-established news organisations, is the publisher of The Myanmar Times in both languages, two websites, and NOW! magazine. With over 360 staff in our Yangon, Mandalay, and Nay Pyi Taw bureaus, we have a news-gathering force of nearly 100, trained to the highest international standards of reporting. Sophisticated layout and award-winning photos and editorial make MCM the one to beat when it comes to publishing in Myanmar.

MCM is expanding into exciting new directions in 2016. We are seeking qualified, experienced Myanmar nationals and expatriates to fill openings in our Yangon headquarters. All positions require basic computer skills and a good command of written and spoken English.

We are always looking to bring on talented, motivated journalists, editors, designers, photographers, and translators to join our News Team. If you are interested in working with The Myanmar Times, please send your CV and cover letter to: jobs@mmtimes.com.
Specific newsroom job openings will also be posted below, as available, with application details and submission instructions.

For freelance opportunities or to submit a story pitch, please contact the News Editor at newsroom@mmtimes.com.

Current Job Openings:

1. Lifestyle Reporter
2. Production Journalist


1. Lifestyle Reporter

The Myanmar Times is seeking a full-time reporter responsible to write for the lifestyle section of its English-language daily newspaper. The Pulse covers all aspects of lifestyle including arts and entertainment, food, travel and culture. Our new weekly 28-page Weekend pull-out is an exciting addition to the newspaper.

Reporting to the Lifestyle Editor, the reporter will be responsible for working with a team of lifestyle reporters to write stories for both the daily pages and the weekly lifestyle supplement.

Job description
• Write a variety of regular lifestyle features and news stories in both English and Myanmar
• Complete story assignments to meet tight deadlines
• Contribute regular story ideas for the Weekend magazine on a variety of lifestyle topics e.g. art, entertainment, style, health

Job Requirements
The ideal candidate will have:
• Good spoken and written English skills (essential)
• Fluency in the Myanmar language (essential)
• An understanding or interest in arts, culture and entertainment
• Strong communication skills and the willingness to find new contacts and leads
• Enthusiasm and the initiative to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to work to tight deadlines
• Ability to work flexible hours when required

Previous media experience is preferred but any candidate that meets the specifications and is willing to learn will be considered.

Working days may be negotiable, though occasional weekend work is inevitable.

The position is five days a week, Sunday to Thursday, and based in Yangon. Working hours are 10am to 7pm, though flexibility is required as the deputy may be required to work outside of these hours at busy times. The salary is competitive and will be based on experience and expertise.

Those interested should submit a CV, and writing sample if available, to pulse@mmtimes.com


2. Production Journalist

The Myanmar Times is seeking a full-time production journalist to join its award-winning news team.

The Myanmar Times has been publishing since 2000, and recently launched the nation’s only independent English-language daily, just ahead of the crucial 2015 elections. We operate a dynamic, dual-language newsroom, and also print a weekly in Myanmar language.

The production journalist will be responsible for designing pages, as well as writing accurate and eye-catching headlines and captions. The position will also entail proofreading and copy-editing, with occasional sub-editing.

The successful candidate should be proficient at using Adobe InDesign and have experience in newspaper design, layout and copy-editing. Attention to detail and accuracy is essential, as is the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Experience working in a foreign newsroom is preferred and knowledge of Myanmar and Southeast Asia is a plus. Respect for local culture and values is vital.

The position is five days a week, Sunday to Thursday, and is based in Yangon. Working hours are noon to 9pm. The salary is competitive and will be based on experience.

Those interested should submit a CV and a letter of interest to jobs@mmtimes.com. Please also submit up to three relevant design samples or links.

Job requirements
• Experience in page layout, preferably using Adobe
• Copy-editing skills
• Ability to work on tight deadlines
• Attention to detail
• Professional newsroom experience


About The Myanmar Times:
Launched as a weekly in 2000 by Myanmar Consolidated Media, The Myanmar Times is Myanmar’s premier English-language newspaper. In March 2015, a Monday-Friday daily edition was launched. MCM employs approximately 350 staff across its Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw bureaus, the majority of whom are Myanmar nationals. The company also publishes a Myanmar-language weekly newspaper and a weekly fashion & celebrity news magazine.

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