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.
We are always looking to bring on talented, motivated journalists, editors, designers, photographers, and translators, Myanmar nationals and expatriates, to join our News team. All positions require basic computer skills and a good command of written and spoken English. If you are interested in working with The Myanmar Times, please send your CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific newsroom job openings will also be posted below, as available, with position details and application instructions.
For freelance opportunities or to submit a story pitch, please contact the News Editor at email@example.com.
Current Job Openings (Yangon Headquarters):
4. National Sales Manager
The Myanmar Times is hiring reporters to join our award-winning newsroom.
We are looking for Myanmar reporters to work for our English-language daily edition in the following sectors: Business, Education, Gender issues, Sport, Environment, Lifestyle and Politics.
We are also seeking reporters willing to be based in Nay Pyi Taw covering parliament and government affairs.
As well as being fluent in Myanmar language, candidates should have a good level of spoken and written English and be able to write articles in English. Previous journalism experience will be an advantage.
Please send your CV and at least two examples of your articles in English to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Reporter job vacancy.
The Myanmar Times is seeking a full-time sub-editor to join the English edition’s news desk.
The sub-editor acts as the first port of call in editing a story and must possess excellent news sense, impeccable journalism ethics and solid writing chops, with the ability to dig out a buried lead and meet tight deadlines.
Candidates should have daily newsroom experience – preferably as a sub-editor or on a rewrite desk – as well as a native command of the English language.
Attention to detail and accuracy is essential, as is the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Experience working in a foreign newsroom is preferred and respect for local culture and values is absolutely essential.
The position is five days a week, Sunday to Thursday, and is based in Yangon. Working hours are 1pm to 9pm. The salary is competitive and will be based on experience.
Those interested should submit a CV and a letter of interest to email@example.com. Up to three relevant work samples may also be submitted.
The Myanmar Times is seeking a full-time proofreader to join its award-winning news team.
As the newspaper's "first reader", the proofreader checks finalised versions of all pages of the English edition – the News, Business, World, Pulse and Sport sections; the Friday Weekend insert; and periodic special supplement inserts – and marks corrections to ensure the text matches house style. As the last line of defence against errors of language or fact before printing, the proofreader is alert to confusing, misleading or incorrect content, and to ways a sentence, photo or layout could be better presented. The proofreader discusses changes with the editors/design team as required and serves as a sounding board for ideas during the production process. The proofreader also maintains, teaches and develops the paper's style guide and related reference materials.
The position is five days a week, Sunday to Thursday, and is based in Yangon. Hours are roughly 2pm to 10:30pm. While the schedule may leave free time to edit stories for other sections, to write one's own stories or to take on other newsroom projects, the primary focus is proofreading: This is not a suitable entry point for someone seeking a journalist position.
Beneficial, non-required skills:
Those interested should submit a CV and a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Proofreader Application".
4. National Sales Manager
The Myanmar Times is seeking a National Sales Manager to join our sales & advertising team. Successful applicants will be seasoned and well-connected professionals with a successful track record in sales, preferably in the media industry.
Attractive salary with commission benefits available
Applications, with 1-page cover letter, must be submitted to email@example.com before August 10, 2016.
About The Myanmar Times:
Launched as a weekly in 2000 by Myanmar Consolidated Media, Ltd, The Myanmar Times is Myanmar’s premier English-language newspaper. In March 2015, a Monday-Friday daily edition was launched. The company also publishes a Myanmar-language weekly newspaper and a weekly fashion and celebrity news magazine. MCM employs approximately 350 staff across its Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw bureaus, the majority of whom are Myanmar nationals.