Job: Deputy Editor wanted for The Cambodia Daily

Deputy Editor, The Cambodia Daily
June 11, 2014

Location: Phnom Penh
Job status: Full-time
Salary: Negotiable
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Minimum of 3 years experience as a news editor
Daily reporting and writing experience
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-stress environment
Talent for developing and editing news, features and analysis
Ability to work equally well with novice and experienced reporters
Comfortable working with people who speak limited English
Experience doing journalism in the developing world and familiarity with Cambodia are preferred

Work with a small team of editors to ensure all stories are accurate, interesting and well-structured
Manage reporters to make sure they are generating daily stories and scoops
Make sure that stories and photographs are filed on deadline
Generate stories that move beyond daily news
Collaborate with reporters on features and investigations
Identify breaking news stories or other stories that will generate online traffic
Collaborate with our online editor to expand our web presence and online following

Apply: Email cover letter and resume to, or fax to +1 (212) 658-9419

This is an unusual opportunity to contribute to a newspaper in a fragile democracy. Ideal candidates should have a sense of adventure, and be prepared to commit for one or two years, work in close partnership with Cambodian staff and lead by example in furthering a free press. Knowledge of QuarkXpress is an advantage. Minimum two years experience on a U.S. print daily. Pay is modest ($10,000 the first year), but includes free medical care and four weeks annual vacation. We don’t just run a newspaper but assist in the rehabilitation of Cambodia. Our alumni now have positions at major international media. Email cover letter and resume to Bernard Krisher at and Or fax to +1 (212) 658-9419.

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