Writer / Editor -- WorldFish, Malaysia

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.

Our commitment
WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. Qualified women and professionals are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information:
  • A cover letter including a 300-word (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience.

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