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Global Voices Seeks New Japanese Editor

Global Voices is seeking a part-time Editor to oversee our ongoing coverage of Japanese-language citizen media.

The Editor will direct the Japanese-language coverage on Global Voices in English and recruit and coordinate volunteer contributions.

The Editor will produce and/or edit several in-depth stories per week, as well as shorter posts linking and pointing to important topics, events, and writing as it occurs. The work will involve translation, analysis, and editing, to elucidate and identify trends, ideas, and social and political currents within East Asian citizen media.

The Editor will be chiefly responsible for providing as broad and complete coverage as possible of citizen media of Japanese-language media, as follows:

Recruiting: recruiting authors to cover the countries in their region; for managing authors’ output and editing and publishing posts; and maintaining a regional Google Group.

Posting to the Global Voices web site:

• 4-6 posts per week. These can either be written by volunteer authors or the Editor, in recognition of the fact that some posts (especially those which need to be translated) require substantial editing.

• 5-10 “updates” per week. These posts can also either be written by volunteer authors or the Editor. They are short and typically include only one link.
Special coverage: In times of emergency, posting as much as possible, as soon as possible, as needed.

Our Japanese team also sometimes works with translators of the Global Voices in Japanese website to exchange ideas and collaborate on stories.

Interested candidates please send CV and Letter of Interest explaining why you'd be a good candidate for the job to: adminjob AT globalvoicesonline DOT org

We will be accepting applications through May 28, 2012.

See our vacancies page for other current opportunities with Global Voices.

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