Writer / Editor

WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th July, 2015

Job Description


  • We are looking for an enthusiastic wordsmith to join our busy and dynamic communications unit in a well-respected international research organization.
  • If you are a creative person, able to work independently & work well in a multicultural team, has sound editorial judgment, and is excited to make a big impact, come join us!
  • You will write and produce content for our websites, blog, podcasts, infographics and video products.
  • You will also provide editorial guidance for our science publications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with regional communicators and country managers/directors to identify and tell stories.
  • Conduct field-based interviews and generate stories.
  • Oversee the production of video and infographic products with external vendors.
  • Edit scientific and policy briefs, working papers and reports.
  • Other relevant activities assigned by the Director, Marketing and Communications.

Skill Requirements

  • Degree in Journalism or Communications is preferred.
  • 2-4 years of writing/editing experience, preferably in the areas of international development, agriculture or research field.
  • Experience writing for video and podcasts.
  • Demonstrated experience in turning scientific and policy issues into copy and stories.
  • Strong analytical and interviewing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work to a deadline and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a multicultural environment.
  • Hard working with a good work ethic.

Our offer

  • This position will be based in Penang, Malaysia. Interviews are expected to be held in end July 2015, and short-listed candidates should be available to attend.
  • The successful candidate should be available to commence work by 1st September 2015 for an initial period of 3 years, with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding situation.
  • This position is open to Malaysian nationals (NRS) and International candidates.
  • Subject to applicant status, salary and benefits will be in compliance with WorldFish remuneration policies.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be notified


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