ch-aviation is looking for a remotely-based, full-time English mother-tongue Journalist to join its growing news room on a long-term contractor basis.
Founded in 1998 in Chur in Switzerland, ch-aviation (www.ch-aviation.com) has become one of the most influential airline intelligence providers in the world. Today, ch-aviation serves more than 1.6 million users each year and is proud to count hundreds of companies in the airline industry as its customers.
As a Journalist, part of your job will involve researching and chasing down leads you come across via the various news articles and regulatory documents that land on your desk from around the world on a daily basis. You will be responsible for using the leads, information, and sources to build up articles that are suited to an English-speaking B2B audience.
The other part of your job will require you to build and maintain relationships with people from across the world who will then help you in corroborating stories as well as breaking news. Therefore, you must be willing to proactively engage people either via email, telephone, or even in person in order to foster these ties.
The job itself requires a strong outgoing, inquiring personality with an ability to integrate into a tight-knit team. Given it is a remotely-based position, it also requires a person capable of working independently and flexibly depending on workloads, which vary from day to day.
Aside from a disciplined, analytically-oriented mindset, you must also be able to work within established guidelines, within set timeframes, and under a supervising editor.
A strong sense of global geo-political events is a must as is an ability to understand and interpret them.
Given the nature of our work, a strong passion for and background knowledge of civil aviation is also a critical requirement.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in journalism and will have experience in writing about civil aviation. He/she will also have several verifiable unedited pieces, in English, for reference.
Independently research and review aviation-related articles which may or may not be in English;
Cultivate sources at airlines/companies from across the globe to help in building original content;
Do additional research to corroborate/clarify reports;
Extract from said articles, information relevant to the ch-aviation market context;
Create unique English-based articles featuring said extracts as well as other information you deem useful to the piece;
Work to set deadlines;
Work with a supervising editor to ensure set standards and quality are maintained;
Develop sources and maintain interpersonal relationships with key players in the industry;
Given our push to increase originally-sourced content, business travel may be required from time to time.
A mother-tongue standard of English language, both oral and written;
Previous airline news experience;
Ability to properly structure an English news article using in-house guidelines;
Verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, critical thinking;
Ability to work independently and to collaborate with an editor, problem-solve, self-organize, manage own work schedule and time, meet hard and soft deadlines;
Ability to analyse, develop and write your own articles;
Ability to keep data and information confidential;
Strong general computer skills as well as Google search skills;
Previous experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook).
Previous experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-national environment;
Knowledge of Boolean search terms;
Language skills in Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Mandarin or Cantonese and experience with language translation tools or knowledge/experience in the airline industry a big plus.
At least five years of English journalism experience;
Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with a demanding editor.
The position is remotely based.
If you think you might be a perfect match for our company and the advertised position, submit your motivation letter, at least three verifiable articles for reference and Curriculum Vitae in English. Please note that, as an international team is responsible for the recruitment process, only applications in the English language will be accepted. Thereafter, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be considered under the terms and conditions of confidentiality in accordance with the regulations of personal data protection.