We’re hiring a Managing Editor for Coconuts Manila

Coconuts Media is hiring a Manila Managing Editor.

Are you a local news junkie?

Do you have a wide range of interests in Manila’s urban happenings, from transportation to politics to food to the arts to crime?

Are you a skilled and versatile writer, able to churn out entertaining and engaging copy on any subject with a unique voice?

Do you have several years of experience in a fast-paced daily newspaper and/or online news position?

Are you a tech-savvy social media and blogging whiz?

Do you have, at minimum, a solid camera and basic photography skills, and preferably, full-on multimedia journalism skills?

Are you hard working, reliable, intelligent, and ambitious?

Do you have a sense of humor?

If you answered YES to all of these questions, you should apply for this full-time position at Coconuts Manila.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Writing original local news and lifestyle stories about Manila, as well as aggregating and re-writing stories from other sources
  • Reporting on news events, taking photos and/or video to supplement written stories
  • Managing social media – with an emphasis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and uploading content live from the field
  • Knowledge of WordPress platform, multimedia experience, and an extensive network of sources are a bonus. So is ownership of a smartphone.
  • A university degree and at least three years of editorial experience are required.


Apply by sending CV and writing samples to clarissa@coconuts.co