Radio Free Asia

Journalist I, Cantonese Service (Taipei-Based)

Location TW-
ID 2024-1051
Category
Journalism (Journalist, Editor)
Position Type
Full-Time
Service Department
Cantonese Service

Overview

Radio Free Asia (RFA) Cantonese Service is now seeking a passionate and dynamic journalist to prepare, produce, and present reports and programs, as well as to work on special features . This is a full-time position based in our Taipei Bureau. 

Responsibilities

  • Producing well-researched, balanced, and accurate news articles, features, and analysis pieces.
  • Using and cultivating a range of reliable sources, and interviewing subjects who are relevant to the story.
  • Eliciting newsworthy comments and information from interviewees and determining relevant portions of the interview to select for broadcast or webcast.
  • Researching information online and from other relevant news sources, and incorporating multimedia, as appropriate, into reports and/or features.
  • Writing stories accurately and under deadline; adapting materials from English and other languages into Mandarin.
  • Using digital equipment to deliver clean, clear, and creative productions across media platforms.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in broadcast or print journalism (at least two year full-time reporting experience in a media company preferred), and multimedia experience a plus.
  • Academic credentials (Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field from an accredited College or university preferred) or equivalent transferable skills showing the ability to gather, produce, write, and present news and information clearly and objectively.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current political, economic, and social conditions in Hong Kong and surrounding countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and discretion in evaluating and presenting news.
  • Strong familiarity working with various types of multimedia formats, knowledge of and ability to utilize online media in creative and innovative ways and to adapt to new technologies as they evolve.
  • Required language skills: Spoken and written fluency in Cantonese, and working proficiency in Mandarin and English.
  • Experience with After Effects, Photoshop, Microsoft FrontLook, ENPS, and audio software preferred.
  • Existing networks in the region that can be tapped for newsgathering is strongly desirable。
  • Ability to work in an international work place; excellent cross-cultural communication skills.

 

 

Benefits 

RFA is consistently working to retain and attract top talent to contribute to the delivery of our mission. We are proud to offer competitive salaries that are commensurate with experience and prioritize equity across the organization. Additionally, we provide excellent key benefits, including but not limited to comprehensive Medical plans, Dental, and Vision insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life and AD&D insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan, for all of our U.S full time staff. Please note that the availability and terms of all fringe benefits are subject to change at RFA’s discretion. 

For international staff, we offer country-specific benefits that are equally attractive. Please reach out to us at rfajobs@rfa.org for more information



Physical Demands:

Employees must meet the physical demands and work environment characteristics to perform the job's essential functions. Reasonable accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, talk and hear. Employees must occasionally lift up to twenty (5) pounds. Work Environment: Typical indoor office environment.

Disclaimer:

This description outlines the general nature and level of work expected. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

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