The position’s primary requirement is the ability to edit full-length articles of the kind carried in Himal. Applicants have to be able to turn around article drafts on a wide range of topics, in accordance with the magazine’s in-house style. Besides foolproof competence in English-language editing, applicants must have a keen interest in Southasian history, economy, culture, geopolitics and current affairs. Applicants should have the ability to support all aspects of the magazine’s production – both online and in print. This includes keeping up to date with a wide range of issues related to Southasia, to develop story ideas, and to help commission and secure articles. Assistant Editors will also help run the Himal website, select images for articles, oversee fact-checking, and supervise interns. The position reports to the Editor.
Work Experience: One-year experience editing, reporting, research and writing in mainstream media, though work with academic journals is also relevant. Experience in online journalism is an asset.
The position: This is a full-time position based in Kathmandu. Salary is between NPR 35,000-40,000 per month and commensurate with skill set and experience. Perks are negotiable. Himal Southasian provides health insurance. This is a full-time position open from August 2015.
How to Apply: Familiarise yourself with our website, including its editorial content and send the following to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Assistant Editors (Web)’:
Recommendations are welcome, though not required. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.