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Southeast Asia Correspondent

AFP is looking for Bangkok and South East Asia Correspondent.




The Bangkok and Southeast Asia correspondent is core to our English-language coverage of one of AFP's most dynamic regions, which takes in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.

The regional coverage is extremely diverse, ranging from crime, lifestyle and politics in Thailand to the impact of China's grand plans on environment of its smaller neighbours and the aftermath of the military coup in Myanmar.

Sports and economic coverage are an important component of the regular file and the correspondent is also expected to generate original, imaginative and lively feature and focus stories.

Reaching younger audiences is central to our coverage and the successful candidate will be packed with bright multimedia ideas that boost the file.



The successful candidate will be an experienced multimedia journalist with top-notch writing and editing skills and a proven ability to generate lively copy to deadline on a broad range of topics.

The correspondent will be a good team player with an ability to swiftly and accurately edit copy from a talented array of local correspondents and stringers.

The news flow in the region can be very heavy at times, and the correspondent must be able to work under pressure and coordinate closely with colleagues in Bangkok and other bureaus.

They must be prepared to work on flexible hours when needed, including weekends. Good ideas are at the core of what we do and the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to deliver creative packages that tell the modern story of the fast-evolving Mekong region.

Candidates should have an interest in social media and participate in social networking on a voluntary basis.

A good command of written French to translate news stories would be an advantage, and a basic command of Thai would be a plus.



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 is also 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.



Please send your CV and Cover Letter to 

Starting date: December 2021

Closing date for applications: 30th of October 2021