Singapore Reporter/s: In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.
Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).
- A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
- A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories.
- A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.
Hong Kong Reporter/s: We are looking for seasoned journalists in Hong Kong as we expand operations to that city. The candidate/s in this role should have a fascination for the intricacies of deal making – M&A, venture capital, private equity, public equity, IPOs, investment banking – and must be able to write on these issues with insight for professionals.
Ideal candidates will have experience in covering this space and must have a portfolio of well-written, thoughtful and impactful stories. The reporters in this role will be responsible for shaping our coverage of the region and will handle all issues related to the daily editorial flow. Our HK team will work out of the Nikkei/FT office. These positions, which will report to our HK editor, are open only to locals or HK permanent residents.
Hong Kong Editor: We are seeking a high energy, ambitious and young journalist, willing to invest their time and expertise to head and build our Hong Kong Bureau. The Hong Kong Bureau will be responsible for China and Taiwan, and will coordinate closely with reporters we hire in South Korea and Japan at a later stage, as DealStreetAsia expands to these markets.
Candidates should have a fascination for the intricacies of deal making – M&A, venture capital, private equity, public equity, IPOs, investment banking – and must be able to write on these issues with insight for professionals, and for a global audience. Experience in having covered these segments, as well as an understanding of these markets are musts.
The ideal candidate should be able to build a team and guide fellow reporters, in addition to leading DealStreetAsia’s news coverage with exclusive market-moving news and scoops. The person in this role will also be involved in helping plot the portal’s coverage of Chinese tech companies and unicorns as they go global, especially their investments into SEA and India. Candidates who’ve demonstrated experience in crafting strategy, and have an eye for identifying important stories, and can collaborate with the team on story framing and presentation, will be preferred.
This person will be a member of the leadership team at DealStreetAsia. S/he will report to the Editor-in-Chief. This role is open only to an HK local or a permanent resident.
Thailand Reporter: At DealStreetAsia, we believe Thailand’s tech and startup ecosystem is finally poised to take off. The person in this role will work with our SEA team and news editors and take the lead in setting the editorial agenda for our Thailand coverage. Knowledge of venture capital/startup ecosystem, finance, or tech is a plus but not mandatory.
The reporter who joins us in Bangkok will be expected to do a combination of breaking news (original and exclusive work), narrative stories and explainers, for the local audience, our ASEAN readers and our global subscriber base. This position will be based in Bangkok (Thailand) and will report to the Southeast Asia Editor.
Myanmar Reporter: As Myanmar opens up again for business, will this be yet another false start? The reporter chosen for this position will work closely with the editorial team in SEA, as well as our editors, to plan longer-term coverage on Myanmar. She/he must explain the big picture view of the country to our subscribers.
The right candidate should be able to produce a mix of important scoops, hard-hitting investigations, news analyses and trend stories, along with profiles and features.
The ideal candidate will also help the SEA team handle urgent releases. This position will be based in Myanmar and will report to our Southeast Asia Editor.
India Editor: The India editor will be responsible for DealStreetAsia’s coverage of a wide range of important stories across tech & funded startups, unicorns, VC and private equity, and must have an ear for stories that will interest our global audience.
On any given narrative or breaking news, the ideal candidate will be the one who can take the lead on determining what stories we tell, which reporters will work on it, and the angle we take such that our work provides context and perspective for audience, both in the country and abroad.
We value: Aggressive reporting. Sharp and precise writing. High journalistic standards.
This editor must have managed reporters and edited news and character driven features in the past, and should be able to work well under tight deadlines.
The job requires strong organisational and communications skills, creative ideas for framing pieces, deft editing hands and a discerning eye for good writing.
The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire others to do their best work. Digital experience is a must, while print experience will be a plus.
This position will be based in India and will report to the Editor-in-Chief. This person will be a member of the leadership team at DealStreetAsia.
India Reporter/s: We are looking for a bunch of hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. We expect the people in these roles to be able to write clearly and evocatively, embrace a range of story forms, including breaking news, narrative stories and explainers, develop and maintain a network of sources as well as deliver original and exclusive work on a daily basis. They will be required to explain the PE/VC, M&A and the broader deals landscape to both regular readers and our (paid) subscribers, and should also be able to tell our global audience how these deals affect communities, corporate culture and consumers. This involves being able to break news about the biggest, most important deals and to write authoritative on-the-fly stories when deals get announced. These positions will be based in India and candidates selected for these roles will report to the India Editor.
Editorial Interns: We are looking for Editorial Interns. Interns will primarily cover the startup tech scene – accelerators and incubators – as well as the venture capital space in Singapore, and can use the opportunity to build a strong portfolio. DealStreetAsia is committed to taking promising interns onboard as full-time journalists.