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Since 1967, Latin American Newsletters has been acknowledged as the foremost source of intelligence on political and economic developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read by business executives, the financial services sector, government officials and leading academics alike, our comprehensive range of print and online resources offers subscribers a reliable, accurate and timely source of insight into key events that shape the region.

We are a close-knit, friendly team, offering a unique opportunity to gain experience of journalism and work on the current political, economic, security and social issues affecting Latin America and the Caribbean.

Previous staff members have gone on to the BBC, the FT, the Guardian, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, the Inter American Development Bank, the World Bank and other leading agencies on Latin America. Others are well known journalists, authors and academics.

 

Current Vacancies: Senior editor/writer at LatinNews (Mexico specialist)

We are seeking a full-time senior editor/writer to: produce daily content for the Daily news service; edit our monthly Economy & Business Report; commission and manage our monthly Mexico regional report; assist in the editorial output and production of other publications, including our flagship Latin American Weekly Report and Security & Strategic Review as well as other publications as required. Focusing on the region’s most pressing economic, political, security and corporate issues, the publications are targeted to keep our wide range of subscribers informed about the issues that matter to them.  
 
Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Writing stories on breaking news on Mexico and other LAC countries as required by daily deadlines.
  • Coordinating our monthly Economy & Business Report and commission content on Mexico.
  • Working with other editors to plan and write editorial content for other print and online publications.
  • Developing ideas for in-depth analysis articles on issues of interest to subscribers. 
  • Carrying out production tasks such as copy editing, page layout and publishing online.
  • Representing Latin News on panels, briefings and similar events when required.

QUALIFICATIONS 

This is a senior position for an individual with an interest in journalism and political, economic and security issues and experience of analysis/research specifically relating to Latin America and the Caribbean, and in particular Mexico. Applicants with knowledge and experience also of Southern Cone region (particularly Argentina) and Brazil are particularly welcome. The candidate must have a strong economics background and the ability to produce quality work while meeting tight deadlines; possess strong news judgment; have strong research, writing and editing skills and attention to detail; excellent writing and speaking skills in English, and full professional proficiency in Spanish while Portuguese is also highly desirable. Candidates must be independent-minded and have the ability to work collaboratively and autonomously with minimal direct supervision. Other requirements include a postgraduate degree in Latin American Studies, Economics, Politics or International Relations, familiarity with online research, social media, and Microsoft Office. Experience of working with online content management systems is also desirable.

HOW TO APPLY 

For consideration, please submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and two writing samples in English to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 August.

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