Executive Editor, International Desk
We are seeking an Executive Editor to oversee the production of news stories for the International News Desk. This includes providing editorial direction, writing copy where necessary, guiding correspondents on areas of coverage, and vetting correspondent copy.
He/She is also expected to manage the deployment of overseas bureaus and third-party contractors on a day-to-day basis, as well as provide guidance on longer term planning on developing news events and stories. The successful candidate will be responsible in providing regular feedback to correspondents and third-party contractors to improve quality of copy and maintain solid editorial and production values.
He/She is also required to coordinate with bulletins editors and producers on deliverables from the international desk and ensure schedules are met. The successful candidate will work with the digital news team to ensure seamless coordination and ensure that overseas bureaus deliver on a “digital first” approach on all key stories.
At least 15 years of editorial experience, of which a minimum of 5 years are in a similar role (preferably in a TV environment).
Possess a good degree preferably in Economics, Political Science, Arts & Social Science, Journalism or Mass Communication.
Thank you for your interest and application to this role. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.