Job Category: Wire Services,Television,Online/New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Executive Editor, Singapore News
We are looking for an Executive Editor to supervise a team of reporters covering Singapore issues. The right candidate will have deep knowledge of Singapore issues and good contacts of experts in the relevant industries. He/She is able to direct reporters to bring out the most salient news points in a story, vet stories to ensure accuracy, objectivity and timeliness and be able to work under pressure.
The right candidate will:-
Review and decide what news events to cover
Assign appropriate story to relevant reporter. Brief and debrief reporters before and after assignment to ensure salient news points are captured
Vet stories to ensure they are accurate and make best use of the material gathered
Look out for possible follow-ups that can be developed from diary events
Take an active role in the beats assigned and look out for scoops reporters can pursue
Participate in forward planning for important assignments/projects
Develop and enhance professional competence by providing both constructive feedback as well as guidance to reporters
Adhere to the policies and rules set by regulators by complying with and with editorial guidelines.
Keep updated on news and current affairs and other assigned segments by monitoring the market, competitive activities and viewers’ feedback
Liaise with other news gathering departments in the MediaCorp network to maximise the use of company resources
Guide team to analyze information/data for greater depth in stories.
At least 15 years of editorial experience, of which a minimum of 5 years are in a similar role and at supervisory level (preferably in a TV environment).
Possess a diploma or degree preferably in Economics, Political Science, Arts & Social Science, Journalism or Mass Communication