Editor/Writer (m/f/d) English Desk - SYDNEY
dpa’s international news service in English provides clear and unbiased coverage of events worldwide with a focus on Germany and Europe. The dpa desks in Berlin and Sydney produce the service around the clock relying on dpa’s correspondent network in 55 German cities and more than 90 countries around the globe.
Clients of the international service include domestic and international news agencies, newspapers, news portals and news apps on several continents. International organizations, government and private-sector institutions also draw on dpa international content.
dpa English Services GmbH is seeking an experienced Editor / Writer (m/f/d) for our international desk in Sydney, working in a competitive news environment where excellent writing, speed and good knowledge of global affairs are crucial.
What you'll do:
Plan, coordinate and drive the coverage of stories from all over the world, with a focus on Germany and Europe
Edit news copy according to dpa standards and style under rolling deadline pressure, ensuring accuracy and speed
Translate stories from German into English, adapting them for an international audience
Work closely with reporters in the field
Source content from partner agencies to complement coverage
Cooperate closely with dpa’s German service
Ensure seamless 24/7 coverage in coordination with our Berlin editing desk
What we expect from you
The ability to recognize and develop newsworthy stories of global interest and write / translate accurately under pressure
At least two years of full-time editing experience in the news media
Advanced-level professional competency in the English language
Working knowledge of German and ability to translate from German into English
Flexibility and willingness to work in the evenings and on weekends
University degree in journalism or related field
What we offer:
The position offers a great opportunity for an internationally minded journalist who wants to produce up-to-the-minute news stories for a global audience within a modern newsroom environment
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and salary expectations via email to:
dpa English Services GmbH, Managing editor: Helen Maguire, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org