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April 30th, 2010

asiapac1IPS Asia-Pacific is looking for a regional editor to oversee editorial production in the region. IPS Asia-Pacific headquarters is in Bangkok, Thailand but flexibility on location within the region can be considered. The successful candidate will oversee planning and coordination of the Asia-Pacific diary, including budgeting, overseeing project editors as well as maintaining a network of correspondents and stringers in the coverage area.

The regional editor is involved in the assignment of stories to correspondents and stringers, editing of such work consistent with IPS style rules and the transmission of edited stories to the IPS World Service. The editor also liaises with project officers when necessary to ensure IPS Asia-Pacificp’s projects are completed at the standards required.

Applicants are required to have at least five years’ experience editing Asia-Pacific stories, experience in managing/training teams of journalists and have a capacity to manage people and editing processes. Knowledge of other Asian languages is an advantage. The full terms of reference are available from IPS Asia-Pacific administration, to be given to shortlisted candidates.

The closing date for applications is extended until 31 May, 2010. Applicants are requested to submit a CV and samples of three published clippings to asiadesk(at)ips.org.

Applicants not contacted by 15 June, 2010 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

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