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AFP, Southeast Asia Correspondent - Bangkok

Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Newswires, Online, Digital, News

Job Details

Southeast Asia Correspondent - Bangkok

Contract type: Permanent 
Location: Bangkok
Salary: Not specified
Starting date: June 1, 2024
Remote status: No remote work

Job description

AFP, one of the world’s leading news agencies, is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated English-language text reporter to join its editorial team in Bangkok.

You must be capable of producing fast, accurate and vivid copy in formats ranging from breaking news to reportages, features and in-depth angles, telling the story of Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos) to a global audience.

You will cover a broad range of stories from general news, climate change, to political crisis, lifestyle, business, economics and sports-related developments.

You will 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.

You may have to travel within Southeast Asia to perform your duties and be sent on missions outside the region depending on AFP’s needs.

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

You will contribute to the fight against misinformation by helping factcheckers in the network and ensure you are 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

  • Proven professional experience (3 to 10 years) in written journalism, showing a flair for quick, accurate, lively copy
  • Fizzing with original ideas for stories
  • Native level in English
  • Comfortable using and monitoring social media
  • Team player, able to work with colleagues in text, photo, video and our digital verification journalists
  • Ready to work on flexible hours when needed, including weekends
  • The following skills are not essential but would be an advantage: experience in wire agency reporting; video reporting/editing skills; French language

Recruitment process

Please send your CV and Cover Letter by April 15th, 2024 by clicking Apply online.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps in the recruitment process.

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.


AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology.

With 2,260 journalists spread across almost every country, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages. AFP delivers the news in video, text, photos, multimedia and graphics to a wide range of customers including newspapers and magazines, radio.

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