Asia Editor

Digital Intern


Asia Editor, Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy is looking for an Asia editor to commission, edit, and write stories about the world’s most dynamic geopolitical region. We’re looking for someone who knows the power players in Beijing and can navigate the boulevards of Naypyidaw, who understands the moguls in Mumbai and is keyed into Samsung’s latest piece of tech in Seoul. Admittedly, this is a pretty big beat. Think of it as bureau chief for half the world’s population.

The candidate will join our team of regional editors (based in Beirut, Nairobi, and London), commissioning original reporting and breaking analysis for FP’s website on global news, trends, and politics — from writers across the region and experts wherever they may be. We also expect and encourage the Asia editor to do her or his own reporting, writing on deadline as events require and filing longer, more in-depth features when time and travel allow.

The position will be based in Asia (we’re somewhat flexible as to where), reporting to the top editors of FP’s web team. As such, it requires a uniquely driven and ambitious person — with top-notch editing and writing skills — someone comfortable operating independently while keeping track of events and news across a vast region. No one person can do it all, of course, which is why the Asia editor will be responsible for building and overseeing a wide pool of freelancers, writers, analysts, and stringers. Mastery of a foreign language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.) is strongly preferred, as is significant prior journalism experience in Asia.

Those interested in being considered should contact Ben Pauker (benjamin.pauker@foreignpolicy.com), Rebecca Frankel (rebecca.frankel@foreignpolicy.com), and Cameron Abadi (cameron.abadi@foreignpolicy.com) with a cover letter explaining why you’re right for the job and a résumé by July 29.


 Digital Intern, Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy is seeking a talented, social media-savvy journalism student to work on its web team and assist the digital editor. Interns will come up with punchy language for FP’s social media posts, work on audience engagement, and learn how a first-rate, mainstream media outlet functions from the inside. This is an internship with flexible starting and ending dates and work hours. Interns will work for credit through their college program and receive a travel per diem. Details below.

Requirements:

  • Must be a rigorous and careful writer;
  • Must be passionate about social media and digital journalism;
  • Knowledge of analytics and engagement programs (such as Omniture, Chartbeat, Parse.ly etc.) strongly desired.
  • Previous writing experience in a journalistic format highly desired;
  • Residence in the Washington, DC area during the summer preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of foreign languages and international politics a bonus.

Responsibilities:

  • Compose engaging language for FP’s social media accounts;
  • Create weekly and monthly analytics reports and attend traffic meetings with senior staff;
  • Work with reporters and editors to maximize the impact of FP stories;
  • Assist in managing FP’s homepage;
  • Help develop strategies for how to translate FP’s brand of international journalism to new social platforms.

Prospective Interns should submit a résumé, one page cover letter, a writing sample, and social media assessment. For the assessment, pick 3 articles from FP’s website published on a given day and write three different versions of a tweet and two different versions of Facebook language that you would use to promote each article to FP’s audience.

Send you applications to: reid.standish [at] foreignpolicy.com by July 29 with the subject line “Digital Internship.” No phone calls, please.


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