Thursday, May 26, 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 (Yangon Headquarters):

1. Night Editor
2. Reporters 
3. Editors


1. Night Editor

The Myanmar Times is seeking a full-time, night editor to join its award-winning news team.

The Myanmar Times has been publishing since 2000, and last year launched the nation’s only independent, English-language daily. We operate a dynamic, dual-language newsroom, and also print a weekly in Myanmar language.

The night editor will be responsible for the final layout of the news pages, as well as writing accurate and eye-catching headlines and photo captions. The position will also entail inputting proofreading corrections and copy-editing, with occasional sub-editing. There is also room to work with the online side in promoting stories and engaging with readers on social media throughout the evening shift.

With a high degree of responsibility in supervising the final layout and edit of the pages, the successful candidate will be detail-oriented, have excellent news judgment and experience working in a fast-paced, daily newsroom setting.

The candidate should be proficient at using Adobe InDesign and have experience in newspaper design, layout and copy-editing. The ability to juggle multiple tasks and complete them both quickly and accurately is essential.

Experience working in a foreign newsroom is preferred, and respect for local culture and values is absolutely necessary.

The position is five days a week, Sunday to Thursday, and is based in Yangon. The shift will run from 2pm to 11pm. The salary is competitive and will be based on experience.

The role:

  • • Serve as production liaison between the design team and the news team
  • • Provide nightly supervision of the news pages
  • • Ensure all news pages are completed accurately and quickly
  • • Oversee all news page layouts, including editing stories to fit the page and writing headlines and photo captions
  • • Input all proofreading corrections and ensure the pages conform to house style

Job requirements:

  • •  Experience in newsroom production and page layout using Adobe InDesign
  • • A minimum of three years of professional newsroom experience at a fast-paced, English-language daily
  • • A strong understanding of news writing, journalistic integrity and story structure
  • • Copy-editing skills
  • • English-language fluency
  • • Attention to detail
  • • Ability to work to tight deadlines with a quick turnaround
  • • Willingness to master the in-house style guide

Those interested should submit a CV and a letter of interest to jobs@mmtimes.com. Up to three relevant work samples may also be submitted.

 

2. Reporters

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 jobs@mmtimes.com with the subject line: Reporter job vacancy.


3. Editors (National and Expatriate)

  • •  A graduate of any discipline with a minimum of 5 years as a reporter or 2 years as an editor.
  • •  Excellent written skills in either English or Myanmar, ideally both.
  • •  Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • •  Strong interest in political, social and commercial affairs combined with an ability to analyse events critically.
  • •  An ability to lead and motivate a team of reporters.

Those interested should submit a CV and a letter of interest to jobs@mmtimes.com.


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.