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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Himal Southasian Ltd, a non-profit company established recently as a guarantee limited company in Colombo, which publishes the reputed regional magazine Himal Southasian, is looking for a Senior Assistant Editor, and two Assistant Editors.


Senior Assistant Editor

Himal Southasian, a digital media platform, is looking to hire a Senior Assistant Editor. Selected candidate will support all aspects of content production and report to the Editor. The magazine is in the process of transitioning to a digital-only multimedia platform.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. You will edit articles, and curate and develop multimedia content in keeping with Himal’s coverage of Southasia through in-depth narrative journalism.
  2. You will maintain a bank of stories at different stages of development and ensure a lively frequency of articles, podcasts, and videos online.
  3. You will be involved in all aspects of digital media: production of textual and multimedia content; uploading finalised content on our website and social-media platforms; editorial communication; research, design and image selection and proofing.
  4. You will fact check articles and other content as required.
  5. You will generate ideas to increase Himal’s presence and engagement on social-media platforms.

Requirements:

  1. Strong written and spoken English language skills.
  2. Minimum of three years in digital journalism with substantial experience in editing or reporting, researching, and writing.
  3. Experience of working with teams in meeting production deadlines.
  4. Interest to work in a multimedia environment (podcasts and audio-visual content) is a must. Previous experience in multimedia will be highly valued.
  5. Candidates with experience working for an academic journal or unusual work projects like independent research that they think has helped them become better writers/editors are also encouraged to apply.

Contract Duration: One year with possible extension upon satisfactory performance. Recruitment in February 2018.

Salary: LKR 70,000 – 100,000, based on skills, ability, experience and proven performance.

Deadline: Please submit the application with your CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in working with Himal Southasian, and a one-page note on ‘My vision of Southasia’ (300-600 words), no later than January 31, 2018, 18.00 hours Sri Lanka time to [email protected] with the subject line: “Application for Senior Assistant Editor”.


Assistant Editors

Himal Southasian, a digital media platform, is looking to hire two Assistant Editors. Selected candidates will support the team in all aspects of content production and report to the Editor. The magazine is in the process of transitioning to a digital-only multimedia platform.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. You will edit articles, and curate and develop multimedia content in keeping with Himal’s coverage of Southasia through in-depth narrative journalism.
  2. You will help maintain a bank of stories at different stages of development and ensure a lively frequency of articles, podcasts, and videos online.
  3. You will provide support to and be involved in all aspects of digital media: production of textual and multimedia content; uploading finalised content on our website and social-media platforms; editorial communication; research, design and image selection, and proofing.
  4. You will fact check articles and other content as required.
  5. You will generate ideas to increase Himal’s presence and engagement on social-media platforms.

Requirements:

  1. Strong written and spoken English-language skills.
  2. Minimum of one year in digital journalism with substantial experience in editing or reporting, researching, and writing. Interest to work in a multimedia environment (podcasts and audio-visual content) is a must, and previous experiences will be highly valued.
  3. Candidates with experience working for an academic journal or unusual work projects like independent research that they think has helped them become better writers/editors are also encouraged to apply.

Contract Duration: One year with possible extension upon satisfactory performance. Recruitment in February 2018.

Salary: LKR 50,000 – 70,000, based on skills, ability, experience and proven performance

Deadline: Please submit the application with your CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in working with Himal Southasian, and a one-page note on ‘My vision of Southasia’ (300-600 words), no later than January 31, 2018, 18.00 hours Sri Lanka time to [email protected] with the subject line: “Application for Assistant Editor”.