Digital News Assistant, CNBC APAC

Employer CNBC
Location Singapore
Type Full time
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Posted on June 21, 2022


The ideal Digital News Assistant is an individual with a proven track record of writing accurate and incisive business stories. He/she will write digital copy based on taped and live CNBC TV interviews carried out primarily in the Middle East. The Digital News Assistant will be an integral part of a cross-platform team that interviews power players from regional politics and business. He/she will also contribute to Asia-Pacific team coverage as required.


  • Write news items for that play off taped and live interviews that appear on CNBC broadcast, including quick, breaking stories, on tight deadlines.
  • Work efficiently with a diverse, seasoned CNBC team that’s reporting from multiple locations the Middle East, and sometimes beyond the Middle East.
  • File stories within a content management system to editors and copyeditors in London and Singapore, with ultimate approval for stories lying with International digital managing editor.
  • As time permits, the writer may create broader stories based on TV interviews combined with secondary information such as financial events, analysts’ reports and independent interviews.
  • The writer will support the Singapore-based team by covering Asia-focused stories on an as-needed basis.



• An interest in Middle East economy and politics, the oil and natural gas industries, and the region’s ever-shifting business and finance landscapes. Special familiarity with the Gulf states is a plus.
• Experience as a reporter in a fast-paced news environment, preferably with a wire service or an online news organization.
• Excellent writing ability and news instincts, paired with exceptional communications and reporting skills.
• Strong time-management and the ability to multitask are necessary to juggle multiple stories under tight deadlines.
• Fluency in English is required.
• Good knowledge of social media and experience working on content management systems is preferred.
• Some level of familiarity with Arabic would be advantageous.
• Comfortable with flexible, shift work associated with a 24-hour news operation, including intermittent weekends.

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company.

Apply here.