Freelance Journalist, Kuala Lumpur based


BenarNews is seeking a top-notch free-lance journalist to report and write in Kuala Lumpur. You should have good sources in security, a passion for geopolitics, rigorous attention to accuracy and balance, an ability to put the news in context, and superior writing and reporting skills.

Required language skills: An excellent command of Bahasa Malaysia newswriting.

Photography and videography skills will make you a more competitive applicant.

As a member of a small team aiming to make a big impact, you will work hard and be rewarded with competitive pay and a chance to work with veteran journalists from around Southeast Asia.

BenarNews is a not-for-profit online news portal based in Washington DC that covers Malaysia and other countries in South and Southeast Asia. BenarNews is a unit of Radio Free Asia, under the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM).

BenarNews reports in Bengali, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and English, providing its readers with clear and accurate news on security, politics and human rights. BenarNews journalists adhere to a strict code of journalistic ethics, and focus on the big picture, on news others neglect or suppress, and on issues that will shape the future of Asia.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and three work samples (with KL Reporter in the subject line) to

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