Asia Political Editor

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Position description

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an Asia Political Editor to help drive and shape our coverage of politics and geopolitics in Asia.

The successful candidate will help lead coverage of a region that sits at the epicenter of the major geopolitical realignment currently under way. You will manage stories about ballistic missile tests in North Korea, the changing posture of the U.S. military in Asia, Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea and Xi Jinping’s steady clampdown on freedoms at home. You will help shepherd coverage of Hindu nationalism in India, the growing civil war in Myanmar and Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

The ideal candidate will be deft at handling breaking news and skilled at editing long-form stories. You will coach reporters to be creative and ambitious in breaking and telling the best stories in the region. You will be highly effective at working across time zones, in particular collaborating with our Washington bureau. You will think innovatively about how to tell stories.

The position is based in Singapore.

You will:

  • Help guide reporters to break news, find people-driven ways of telling stories and elevate spot news.

  • Support reporters in identifying novel ways to tell their stories, including through graphics, photos, videos and podcasts.

  • Work closely with editors and reporters in other regions to help lead globe-spanning stories.

  • Collaborate with colleagues in business, finance and economics in identifying and leading stories at the nexus of geopolitics and money.

You have:

  • At least several years of editing experience, including a demonstrated ability to handle fast-moving and high-profile news events.

  • Sharp news judgment and an ability to work under deadline pressure.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills and an ability to lead coverage across bureaus and coverage areas.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing how you would do the job, and five examples of your best work.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

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