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Forbes seeking biz journalist in Asia

October 7, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Forbes Asia currently seeks a full time Business Journalist. This position will be located Asia and will report to our Editor of Forbes Asia, who is located in New York, NY.

High Level Job Description: This Business Journalist will have the opportunity to build and lead a team of freelance researchers and Forbes licensee partners to compile annual lists of the 50 richest individuals in Southeast Asian countries for Forbes Asia magazine. This individual will also be responsible for keeping track of billionaires for Forbes. We are looking for a journalist with a good eye for numbers and an appreciation of the opportunity to cover, and discover, the wealthiest people in Southeast Asia.

Detailed Job Description/Responsibilities:

Compiling Forbes Asia’s annual 50 richest lists in SE Asian countries
Management of freelance researchers and licensee partners
Reporting and writing magazine profiles
Managing news-driven online postings
Representing Forbes at events across the region

Required Competencies/Skills:

Financial-asset identification and valuation (to be used in first-hand reporting and in management of others)
Familiarity with corporate financial laws, and the varied laws governing them within the region (a plus)

Keys to Success:

Strong organizational skills
Ability to pay high attention to details
Capability of working well with others in pressing deadline situations
Drive and ambition.

Please do note on your application your current location and availability, as we are looking to have the Business Journalist on the ground in Southeast Asia by this fall.

Please ensure your link to your portfolio/writing samples is on your resume.

Please enclose your cover letter with your resume submission.

The Forbes brand in Asia, comprising Forbes Asia – which reaches 80,000 business leaders across the region – and local licensed editions – Forbes China, Forbes India, Forbes Korea, Forbes Indonesia, Forbes Thailand and Forbes Vietnam – has a combined circulation of 430,000.

Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles., a leading business website, currently reaches 49 million monthly unique visitors, according to Omniture. Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia and Forbes Europe attract a global audience of more than 5 million readers. The Forbes magazine iPad app merges the power of print storytelling with social sharing and the web. The Company also publishes ForbesLife magazine, as well as 29 licensed local editions around the world.

To apply, go here.

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