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AAJA’s Asia chapter is one of the largest within the international association and also has one of the largest networks of English-speaking journalists globally. Chapter members are based around the Asia Pacific region, from Japan to Nepal and range from university students to industry veterans. To submit your job posting to AAJA’s Asia chapter, email

Join the N3CON magazine team

2016 N3CON LOGO FINAL portrait low resAAJA-Asia is kicking off the first issue of its annual magazine for this year’s N3CON 2016: Journalism in the Mobile Age, to be hosted in Seoul, South Korea, from May 27-29.


The magazine will feature critical content related to the conference’s theme, insights on journalism issues around the region, features on keynote speakers, information on each panel and more.
It will be a great opportunity to do features writing on the conference and the participating journalists!

Apply here to volunteer for the editorial or sponsorship teams. Application deadline: Sunday, March 20 @ 11 p.m. Korea Standard Time.

AAJA-Asia is looking for an Executive Conference Producer

**AAJA-Asia is looking for an Executive Conference Producer to help the chapter put on its 6th annual N3 New.Now.Next Media Conference May 27-29, 2016**

This is an exciting opportunity to produce one of Asia’s signature media conferences, bringing together more than 300 journalists and media professionals across the region. We are accepting applications and until Midnight Jan. 21. *UPDATED* The role begins Jan. 21 and the candidate will be expected to scale-up hours leading up to the conference May 27.

We are looking for an Executive Conference Producer who will:

*Work with AAJA-Asia board and N3 committees on strategic goals and objectives for the conference

*Evaluate and negotiate contracts with conference venue and suppliers

With board, develop and manage a cost-effective, sound conference budget

*Identify speakers, panelists and guest speakers for signature conference

*Oversee all events and logistics for the conference

*Design a marketing plan with goal of bringing in record attendees

*Implement a social media campaign to bring exposure to conference, AAJA-Asia and sponsors

*Serve as AAJA-Asia liaison to sponsors and partners

*Compile a how-to manual for subsequent conferences

Please email questions, cover letter, resume and bid proposal for the project to by Jan. 17 midnight.

Job opening: Picture editor at New York Times in Hong Kong

The New York Times is looking for a staff photo editor in the Hong Kong newsroom of The International New York Times. The successful applicant must assign and research a wide array of news and feature photographs for all sections of the newspaper and web, with a particular emphasis on digital coverage needs. This person needs to work productively with staff photographers, freelancers, agencies and all other sources of pictures, as well as editors, designers, reporters and producers.

The ideal candidate should have a strong demonstrable passion for photography, journalism and visual storytelling of all kinds. He/she must be a team player and a good communicator, and must generate and develop ideas for pictures and picture essays. Candidate should be comfortable with change and be able to work well in a collaborative environment. Excellent news judgment, and a firm sense of journalistic ethics are both essential, as is knowledge of photographic usage and copyright issues. Candidate should have a good understanding of regional and international affairs. Language skills are a plus.

Familiarity with electronic image handling, selecting, cropping and toning photographs for articles, blogs, slideshows, and visual essays is required. The candidate should possess exceptional technical skills, including proficiency in Photoshop and other image handling software. Video and audio editing skills are a plus.

This schedule could include weekends and nights.

Please send applications to Lisa Cordero at lisa.cordero(at)

Job: Storyful is hiring Journalist in Hong Kong


Location: Hong Kong

Storyful is the world’s first social news agency. Our team discovers, verifies and delivers the social content that matters to professional storytellers and the communities they need to engage and influence. Our team has harnessed the power of smart technology and journalistic expertise to build the first 24/7 social newsroom. Storyful gives its partners content that shapes news agendas, moves markets and sparks tomorrow’s conversations.

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Bloomberg BNA seeks correspondents in Asia

Bloomberg BNA, a subsidiary of Bloomberg producing legal and business information, seeks multiple correspondents to cover regulatory, legal and business news of interest to multinational firms. Desired locations include Beijing, The Netherlands or Benelux region, New Delhi, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo.

Applicants must have several years reporting experience working on daily deadlines for English-language publications. Must be able to work well independently and be aggressive when it comes to pitching story ideas to numerous editors. Areas covered may include tax policy, trade, environment, infrastructure, data security, finance, labor and human resources. Qualifications required include writing on daily deadline for U.S.-based readership, proven knowledge of government and legal processes, ability to write clearly and concisely about complex topics, and a highly developed nose for news. Freelance positions offer a competitive pay rate commensurate with experience, and correspondents will be expected to file stories on a regular basis.

For consideration, please send a resume and published hard news or news analysis writing samples to and reference AAJA.

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Job opening: Reporter/sub-editor for The Phnom Penh Post

The Phnom Penh Post is seeking a full-time reporter/sub editor to join our National News team. Cambodia provides a dynamic news environment and a chance to report on important issues that resonate both here and globally.

Candidates should have daily newsroom experience and be equally comfortable in aggressively seeking out and pitching their own stories as well as working in an editing capacity alongside their Khmer-language counterparts.

As we are a relatively small staff, flexibility is key. Candidates should be comfortable doing everything from covering a potentially violent protest, to digging into a company’s financials, to writing an engaging human interest feature. Country knowledge is a plus.

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Job opportunity: Investigative reporter, Japan

Debtwire, part of the Mergermarket and Financial Times Group, and a leading provider of intelligence and research covering the global fixed income markets, is seeking to hire an investigative reporter for our Japan coverage.

Financial reporting experience and a familiarity with Asian financial markets – especially for bonds and loans –– is a plus but not a necessity. We tend to hire candidates without financial experience who can prove from their prior reporting experience that they are self-starters, determined, analytical and quick learners with the ability to write clearly and coherently.

We provide concerted training to our reporters, allowing them to make a mark in a dynamic, specialized market by providing a flow of scoops and analysis on debt raising, restructurings and fraud.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious reporter seeking a platform to be able to really dig.  The ideal candidate would be based in Tokyo, but we can consider people in Hong Kong or Singapore. Fluency in English and Japanese is a must.

Pay and benefits are competitive and commensurate to experience. Junior and senior reporters are invited to apply.

The specific responsibilities are:

  • Identify and report on Japanese companies that are facing insolvency or are seeking leveraged debt funding.
  • Identify and develop sources in the investment, advisory, legal and other related fields.

The Mergermarket Group has a strong regional Asian presence, with offices in Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul and Mumbai. Mergermarket is part of The Financial Times Group, which is a Pearson company.

Reporting to

Editor, Asia-Pacific


Candidates should apply to:

The Mergermarket Group is fully committed to a policy of non-discrimination and to promoting equality of opportunity in employment on the grounds of merit, experience, skills and aptitude in order to maximise the full potential of both existing and prospective employees.