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Digital Journalist – Job brief

We are looking for an enthusiastic Journalist to contribute in to The Independent in a timely and accurate manner. The successful candidate will be a skilled writer with a passion for the job capable of both informing, interpreting and entertaining our readers.


  • Conduct research to uncover interesting and significant news
  • Gather, corroborate and interpret data
  • Interview key persons (witnesses, sources etc.) to obtain more information
  • Use findings to construct a well-written article
  • Retain awareness of the readers’ point of view
  • Obtain first-hand information by being present in happenings
  • Receive assignments or investigate news leads/tips
  • Comply with the moral code of the profession
  • Maintain notes and audio recordings
  • Partner with other journalists, editors, producers etc
  • Establish contacts and sources for use in future research
  • Keep abreast on developments by studying papers, attending events etc.


  • Proven working experience as a journalist or reporter
  • Portfolio of published articles or newscasts
  • Ability to follow strict deadlines and fast-check information
  • Current knowledge of headlines
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search, databases)
  • Excellent communication and networking skills along with an aptitude in extracting information
  • Good observation and deduction skills
  • Integrity and morality
  • BSc/BA degree in journalism or relevant field

Email: hr@theindependent.sg

Digital Journalism Interns

We are looking for social-media savvy interns to join our team of journalists.

Who is eligible?

Singaporeans pursuing either a diploma or degree here or abroad, or who are keen on exploring a change in industry.

What do the interns stand to gain?

Up to 6 months’ valuable practical industry experience in a multi-media newsroom of a alternate news organisation.

What skills should interns have?

News sense: Reporters are expected to chase down scoops and developing stories, and break the news via the various media platforms.

Social media: The digital journalist must understand how readers online consume their news, and know how to meaningfully engage them in the conversation.

Multimedia: Tell a story in images and add visual depth to print and online reports. Candidates should have good camera technique and editing skills

How will the interns be selected?

You must include a cover letter, CV and portfolio (if applicable) when submitting your form. Suitable candidates will be invited to take a test and go through an interview. All applicants must be able to commit to a stretch of three to six months for the internship.

Email: hr@theindependent.sg