Senior Journalist

Roar Media · Colombo 3, Western
Department Roar Media
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Roar Media is on the lookout for a Senior Journalist to join our team. The right candidate must have a solid understanding of media and journalism, sound knowledge of politics and current affairs in Sri Lanka, a passion for using media to educate and inspire, and excellent writing and editing skills. If you think you fit the bill, reach out to us and we can start a conversation.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Deputy Editor with creating high-quality, engaging, original content for the Roar English-language platform 
  • Assist with ensuring smooth daily editorial operations 
  • Contribute with concepts, ideas and plans in line with the media brand’s vision and ethos. 
  • Support with fact-checking, proofreading, voice recording and presenting to camera whenever necessary 
  • Out of town travel for reportage when necessary 
  • Coordination and management of content from correspondents and other Roar Media language platforms 

Requirements

  • Over 5 years of experience as a journalist at a reputed media company 
  • Solid understanding of the media and  journalism industry as it relates to Sri Lanka 
  • Sound understanding of Sri Lankan politics and general knowledge 
  • Contact within the industry and ability to work independently 
  • Ability to work under pressure, get things done, and lead whenever necessary 
  • A strong team player 
  • Ability to write concise copy, and proofread and edit when necessary
  • Ability to write video scripts and oversee editing and review before publication 

Perks

  • A spacious office in the heart of Colombo, with an endless supply of tea, coffee, Milo and snacks
  • Remote working and flexible schedules (we recommend reporting to the office once a week)
  • An open-minded team that hails from different backgrounds (we don't discriminate on ethnicity, religion, gender or sexuality - all are welcome!)
  • Complimentary lunch on all working days
  • Monthly team activities, team trips and  yearly outbound training trips
  • The opportunity to travel across Sri Lanka and meet interesting people from around the world
  • An attractive remuneration package

Thank You

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  • Location
    Colombo 3, Western
  • Department
    Roar Media
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced