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Sub-Editor/Editor, Fulcrum

The Fulcrum sub-editor will work with the editorial team to publish commentaries on the ISEAS analysis website:  

Fulcrum, established in November 2020, has become a leading analysis website on Southeast Asian geopolitics, economy and culture, and the environment. It features commentaries and essays by ISEAS researchers and external contributors.

Since its founding, Fulcrum has attracted a growing readership from Southeast Asia and beyond. On a rolling 12-month basis, the website attracted a million views in 2023.  

– Edit/ assist in editing commentaries (includes spellchecking, copyediting and sense-checking)
– Proofread edited copy
– Serve as Fulcrum’s workflow controller and coordinator
– Maintain Fulcrum’s house style according to the in-house guide
– Search for appropriate images to be featured in commentaries
– Write appropriate captions for images  
– Perform plagiarism checks using software like Grammarly
– Manage and renew subscription contracts with news photography companies
Bonus: Conceptualise and create charts and infographics, using specialist software when needed
For podcasts: Coordinate podcast equipment setup, liaise with interviewer and interviewees, and edit audio and video recordings for upload.  

– Excellent editorial and fact-checking skills 
– Familiarity with web content management systems 
– Experience with Excel and other chart-producing software
– Photo, audio and video editing skills will be a plus
– Keen research interest in Southeast Asian affairs
– Good analytical, organisational, and writing skills
– Motivated self-starter and must possess team spirit and initiative
– Good academic record; own single-authored academic publications are a plus
– Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment working in a dynamic team  

All applicants must submit the following materials:
– Cover letter
– Curriculum vitae
– A writing sample or a published research paper
– A copy of relevant academic transcript/s for all degrees earned, certified true copies  

Click here to apply.  

Remuneration and benefits depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Applicants will be notified if they are shortlisted within 4 weeks of the closing date of this job posting.
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)