Myanmar Job Portal Fuses Online With Offline

Work.com.mm, a Myanmar-based job portal, has ventured into offline media by launching a magazine in Yangon.

The new magazine, “Myanmar Professionals Digest”, aims to give those who don’t have regular internet, access to work-related content, said Work.com.mm, a subsidiary of Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture between Germany-based venture capital firm Rocket Internet and Ooredoo.

Bennett Christian, head of marketing and communications at Work.com.mm, said, “What ‘being a professional’ means is evolving rapidly here, and we recognise the need to host a broad discussion about this change and provide access to information that helps the labour force adapt and progress.”

Internet penetration in Myanmar is low – 1.2 percent in 2013 – and while investment is being ploughed into getting people online, staying connected is difficult.

Work.com.mm said it wants to ensure that ambitious professionals have the resources they need to succeed. The company said it leveraged its online operations by releasing 7,000 print copies of the magazine throughout Yangon.

Jort Statema, Country Manager of Work.com.mm, said, “In a country like Myanmar, it’s virtually impossible to do all operations online. We believe that Myanmar Professionals Digest will support the growing workforce, and we are determined to make it accessible for as many people in Myanmar as possible.”

Source:Content sharing partnership with Myanmar Business Today

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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).

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  • 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. 
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