Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse


  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent contract 
    Starting date:
    Education: Not specified
    Experience: Not specified

    Who are they?

    AFP is a leading global news agency providing fast, comprehensive and verified coverage of the events shaping our world and of the issues affecting our daily lives. Drawing from an unparalleled news gathering network across 151 countries, AFP also is a world leader in digital verification. With 2,400 staff representing 100 different nationalities, AFP covers the world in six languages, with a unique quality of multimedia storytelling spanning video, text, photos and graphics.

    Job description

    Agence France-Presse (AFP), one of the world’s leading news agencies, is looking for a dynamic, experienced editor to join its English-language news desk at its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong.

    The desk produces multimedia stories for AFP’s global audience. While there is a primary focus on the Asia-Pacific, desk editors will also become involved in stories from around the globe at short notice or on dedicated shifts covering other world regions.

    The role is primarily to edit and write text copy to world-class standards, while embedding AFP’s rich visual content into multimedia formats.

    The role can lead to reporting assignments and longer-term correspondent postings, as well as opportunities to work across the organisation’s other editorial departments.

    The role will also strive to ensure multimedia coordination for simultaneous delivery of video, text, photo, factcheck to clients and generally operate under AFP’s high standards of accuracy and fair reporting.

    Other than that, the role will closely monitor social media and strictly adhere to the Agency’s guidelines on social media activity. As a general rule, the successful candidate commit to respecting AFP’s ethics charter as well as all the editorial guidelines in force and in the Agency’s style guide.

    Successful candidate will contribute to the fight against misinformation by helping factcheckers in the network and ensure he/she is trained in the various methods of online verification, now indispensable for all journalism. Online training is available here.

    In an ever-changing media environment, the nature of the job could evolve in line with coverage demands and the requirements of an increasingly diverse client base.

    Preferred experience

    • We are looking for a journalist with exemplary writing and multimedia skills, excellent news judgement and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic newsroom

    • Desk candidate must be flexible and nimble, able to turn to breaking news, longer news wraps and short explainer formats, as well as in-depth features and analysis pieces

    • In any one shift, editor may need to turn their attention from a conflict story to one on climate change, then diversity, technology, sport, lifestyle, or any other of the many and varied subjects that all our media clients demand that we cover

    • Good diplomatic skills are also essential, with editor required to communicate with, and edit copy from, junior reporters and experienced bureau chiefs around the region – ranging from Auckland to Afghanistan

    • The successful applicant will have a proven track record in journalism, with experience of handling and editing top global stories to real-time deadlines

    • Knowledge of French would be a major advantage

    • Knowledge of Asian affairs and other foreign languages are desirable

    • The desk operates 365 days a year, from 7am to midnight. Candidates must be willing to work shifts within these timeframes and on weekends

    Recruitment process

    Please send your CV and Cover Letter by clicking on Apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a writing test and interview.

    AFP is committed to equal opportunities and greater diversity within its teams. We therefore encourage all applications in order to preserve the wealth of profiles, cultures and languages that constitute the strength of our network.

    Agence France-Presse
    Agence France-Presse

    Interested in this job?

    Share this job
    Questions and answers about the job