Maldives Independent, News Director

The posting will be in Asia, exact location is to be confirmed.
USD $1,800 to $2,500 per month + accommodation + annual return ticket to home country.
09 Aug 2018
09 Sep 2018
Director, Editor, Editorial
Job Type
Full Time

We are looking for a creative, self-starting and resilient person for a hostile media landscape: the Maldives ranks 120 out of 180 on the Reporters without Borders Press Freedom Index.

Please note that, unless there is a change in government policy towards foreign journalists, this position will not be in the Maldives.

Start date: From October 2018.

Salary plus accommodation covered.

Location: Asia, Exact location TBC.


  • Minimum five years subbing experience on a daily news website/print publication.
  • Experience of working with reporters who do not have English as a first language.
  • Proven ability to turn around raw copy fast.
  • Writing at speed when big stories break.
  • Understanding of regional diplomacy dynamics. 
  • Native-level English fluency.
  • Prior remote working an advantage.


Duties include:

  • Assigning and commissioning news, features and sidebars.
  • Identifying reporting opportunities. 
  • Spotting the best angle in a story and working with a reporter to sharpen it.
  • Rewriting and improving copy.  
  • Publishing stories to the website.
  • Working with the deputy editor and operations manager in editorial and administrative areas.


This is a tough job, not a time pass. Please contact us if you meet the profile requirements by sending a CV and a brief letter of motivation by completing the application form below.

There will be a written test as part of the recruitment process.

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