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The Role / Position Overview

We are looking for a dedicated strong writer and fast learner who can develop a career at Ignites Asia writing about the asset management industry in Asia.

The editorial assistant is a crucial member of Ignites Asia team who will liaise closely with other reporters to provide assistance and take on additional reporting where needed. They will mainly take instruction from the managing editor.

The right candidate should ideally have some experience writing news stories and have an understanding of the asset management industry and the wider financial markets.

Key Responsibilities

  • This role will be required to write at least two mass media stories or original pieces each day, as well as taking charge of writing up people moves stories for the publication on a weekly basis.
  • This role will be involved in closely monitoring asset management news from multiple sources across the region, including from regulatory announcements and mass media searches.
  • They will also be charged with keeping up-to-date with industry developments across all markets and taking charge of writing people moves for the publication too.

Required Skills / Experience 

  • Possesses strong English writing skills in news articles with proven working experience in the field
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the financial markets in Asia and preferably also the region’s asset management industry.
  • Professional, flexible and committed to the role that sometimes may require additional working hours


  • Professional knowledge of Asia languages will also be an advantage.

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

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