Little Black Book is looking for a journalist to head up coverage of advertising and creativity in the Asia Pacific region.The role will involve building on and developing existing coverage of and traffic from the area. You will be interviewing prominent figures in the industry, hunting out up-and-coming talent, and writing about work and trends from the regions.
For anyone looking for a next step or first step in their journalism career, this is a great chance to combine arts writing and business writing and to grow a niche and personal platform. The Asia Pacific region has the greatest scope for growth and development at Little Black Book. Initially the role will see you work solo, liaising with the team in LBB’s HQ in London, however over time we hope to grow the team in the region. There will also be a training period in Londo.
We’re looking for someone with a solid foundation in journalism, a flair for writing, a high degree of personal organisation and, above all, a passion for creativity. It’s a fast-moving job with daily deadlines and involves working as part of a tightly knit team, so we’re looking for someone who will be able to work quickly and accurately. As a representative of Little Black Book in the region, you’ll also be expected to network, host panels and attend events.
We are open to candidates who are based in either Sydney or Singapore.
Accredited journalism training
Candidate must be based in Sydney or Singapore
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrable organisation skills
An ability to be part of a team while working remotely
Demonstrable curiosity and passion for creativity (art, fashion, gaming, film etc)
Image editing software (e.g. Photoshop, GIMP)
BA degree 2:1 or higher
Film editing software (e.g. Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, Filmora)
Other languages especially Mandarin, Japanese or Thai
Experience writing about creativity, tech or advertising
Please submit your CV, a cover letter and three samples of work, 400-word opinion piece about a recent ad that has caught your attention. Send to Laura Swinton at laura[at]lbbonline.com. Please include "Reporter (Asia Pacific)" in the subject line. While we will endeavour to get back to all applicants please appreciate this may take some weeks.