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Assistant Editor (News & Current Affairs)

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Assistant Editor (News & Current Affairs) 

Mothership.sg is a digital media company and a product of the Internet.

We are currently looking for interested candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Editor for News & Current Affairs

As the Assistant Editor, you shall work as part of the editorial leadership to help improve and ensure the quality, accuracy and timeliness of our news and current affairs content. You will help develop story and content ideas, and are responsible for executing, assigning and coordinating editorial tasks and duties.  

You will supervise a team of writers and content creators, directing, curating and overseeing local and international news and current affairs content affecting Singapore and Singaporeans. 

You will also help manage the daily output of news content on its website and all social media platforms. From time to time, you will be tasked to lead and manage special editorial projects, including managing budgets, resources and timelines. 

Crucially, you must possess the mental stamina, tenacity and agility to work in an intensely dynamic, fast-paced and competitive environment.

Job responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily output of content through the effective editing and assigning of stories. 
  • Source for and curate information to produce high impact and useful content, putting forth the Singapore view point in an increasingly ambiguous and fragmented world.
  • Lead and mentor our younger writers. Prior leadership and management experience is preferred. 
  • Able to work independently as well as in teams. 
  • Highly resourceful, able to optimise limited resources and overcome operational challenges.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Between 4 to 6 years of operational experience in the digital media industry, with at least 2 years experience in managing teams and direct reports.
  • Highly creative, observant and rational, with excellent writing skills and literary flair.
  • An acute news sense and sharp editing skills.
  • A passion for local current affairs, politics, local policies and general history.
  • Excellent people and communication skills. Patient but firm and decisive, able to foster trust and build relationships.
  • A problem solver who embraces challenges.
  • Extremely current with digital and social media trends.
  • A degree in political science, arts and social sciences, history or a media-related discipline.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

We strive to build and preserve a people-centric culture with a focus on personal development and professional growth for all our colleagues.

If you meet the criteria above and are  interested to speak with us, email your resume (in PDF form) to [email protected]

Please include “Career Application – Assistant Editor (News & Current Affairs)” in the subject line.  It will be advantageous if you can provide samples of past works along with your resume.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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