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Executive Editor, Singapore News

Job ID: 51385
Job Views: 1358
Location: Singapore, , Singapore
Postal Code:
Job Category: Wire Services,Television,Online/New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.02.2018

Job Description

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.

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