Aviation Journalist

Zagreb, Croatia

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ch-aviation is a company that provides accurate data and news on the commercial airline industry. Our News team currently has five team members that work from various locations (Cyprus, Austria, Lithuania, Greece and South Africa) across the globe. 

As such, we are now looking for a full-time, English mother-tongue aviation journalist who lives in Latin America to be employed on a long-term contractor basis.

Job Description

Given our push to enhance our coverage of the global aviation market, we are currently looking for a professional aviation journalist based anywhere in Latin America (i.e., from Mexico down to Argentina and including the Caribbean) with experience writing in English but who also has Spanish or Portuguese language skills.

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 mandatory 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.

Responsibilities

  • Independently research and review aviation-related articles which may or may not be in English;
  • Cultivate sources at airlines/companies/governments from across the globe – but with an added emphasis on Latin America - 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.
  • You may be required to travel from time to time.

Required Skills

  • A mother-tongue standard of English language, both oral and written;
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills;
  • 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 analyze, 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)
  • At least five years of English journalism experience

Optional Skills

  • Previous experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-national environment;
  • Knowledge of Boolean search terms;
  • Language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Mandarin or Cantonese and experience with language translation tools or knowledge/experience in the airline industry a big plus.

Location: Remote in Latin America

Application process:

If you think you would 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 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 and in accordance with regulations governing personal data protection.

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