The Now/ledge

A Guide to the 'Now' Revolution in News / by Alan Soon

Plug: Yahoo! Southeast Asia seeks Singapore producer


Here’s the another job I’m looking to fill at Yahoo!.

We’re looking for a producer to curate and deliver the best stories on our Singapore front page. This is a high-profile role in guiding and engaging our audience through the most visible section of our Singapore property.

This is a great job for journalists, but ultimately our best candidate must have strong writing skills and a wide understanding of what makes news in the Singapore context. That means you’ll need a broad knowledge of subjects as diverse as politics, business, entertainment and sports. If you know how to write in a compelling style that delivers the clicks, we’d love to hear from you.

Technical experience isn’t necessary, but you’ll need to be comfortable working with a number of internet publishing tools. The position is based in Singapore and reports to the Singapore country editor.

Here’s what we’re looking for in a candidate:

  • Fluent in English
  • Able to write in a strong, unique and engaging conversational voice
  • Must have at least 3 years of relevant or related experience in online and/or traditional media
  • Excellent local knowledge and a nose for news
  • A wide variety of subject interests, from politics to health to the local entertainment scene in Singapore
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with diverse teams of people from different cultures
  • An understanding of how online communities work
  • A strong presence in social media networks
  • An appreciation of analytics and numbers
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or communications

    If you’re interested, send your CV to:

    Alan Soon
    Managing Editor
    Yahoo! Southeast Asia
    Email: alansoon@yahoo-inc.com

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