The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times

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If you are interested in working with The Myanmar Times, please send your CV and cover letter to the News Editor at

For freelance opportunities, please contact the News Editor at

Please check this page as well for specific job openings, which will be posted as available.

Current Job Openings

1. Production Journalist
2. Deputy Pulse Editor
3. Sport Reporter/Editorial Assistant

1. 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 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

2. Deputy Pulse Editor

The Myanmar Times is seeking a full-time deputy Pulse editor responsible for sub-editing and page layout on the lifestyle section of its recently launched 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 Pulse Editor, the deputy will be responsible for supporting the Pulse Editor and a team of lifestyle reporters to source content for both the daily pages and the weekly lifestyle supplement. Main responsibilities will include sub-editing content, designing pages and writing creative headlines and captions. The position will also entail occasional reporting as required, and the deputy will be encouraged to contribute content.

Job requirements
• High level of English-language proficiency
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work to tight deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work flexible hours when required
• An understanding or interest in arts, culture and entertainment will be an advantage
• Previous experience writing for media publications preferred
• Previous experience working in a foreign or dual-language newsroom preferred

The successful candidate should have excellent written skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines. Attention to detail and accuracy are essential, as is an ability to engage with readers. The role will also require excellent organisation skills and an ability to manage multiple responsibilities at the same time.

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.

The Myanmar Times operates a dual-language newsroom, with the majority of staff Myanmar nationals. Experience working in a foreign newsroom is preferred and respect for local culture and values is absolutely essential.

Those interested should submit a CV, and writing sample if available, no later than August 20 to

3. Sport Reporter/Editorial Assistant

Do you know the difference between Zwekapin and Zeyar Shwe Myay? Do you know Lethwei from Bando Thaing? If so then we have the opportunity for you.

Job description
• Write a variety of regular stories about sport in Myanmar for our English-language daily; including news, match reports and features.
• Provide occasional translation of press releases and statements as required by the sport editor.
• Assist the Sport Desk in short, medium and long term planning of Sport event coverage.
• Working days may be negotiable, though occasional weekend work is inevitable.

Job Requirements:
The ideal candidate will have:
• Good spoken and written English
• Fluency in the Myanmar language
• Interest in a wide variety of sport – including what happens beyond the pitch
• 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
• Excellent time management and the ability to work to a deadline

Previous media experience is beneficial but any candidate meeting the specifications and willing to learn will be considered.

Please send your resume/CV plus examples of past writing in English or Myanmar (if available) via e-mail to Matt Roebuck, Sport Editor, at or deliver to The Myanmar Times head office by September 5, 5pm

The Myanmar Times would also like to create a pool of Freelance Sport Reporters who would pitch or be available for assignment. For further information or to pitch ideas, contact

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 weekly fashion and celebrity news magazine.