Politics + Society Editor

at The Conversation Indonesia

The Conversation Indonesia is part of a global network with teams and sites in Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Africa, France, Canada, Spain. The Conversation Indonesia is the first edition in Asia. Our team is passionate and focused on making The Conversation Indonesia a go-to source for expert knowledge on Indonesian and regional issues and making The Conversation network a leading global media site.

  • We’re looking for a talented bilingual journalist (English and Indonesian) with a keen interest in Indonesian politics and society to be part of our Politics + Society desk at The Conversation Indonesia.
  • The role requires an outgoing personality who can present well and build relationships with senior experts from leading Indonesian universities. The ideal applicant will be a creative thinker with high-level contacts in academia and politics who follow the news closely and stays up to date with the latest research.
  • We are looking for a clever and creative self-starter who has a flair for online production, headline-writing and copy-editing in Indonesian language and English. A knack for presenting sophisticated ideas to curious readers who are not experts in the field will be highly valued.

An appropriate salary will be negotiated. The location of this role is in Jakarta.

To submit an application, send your cover letter and your CV to redaksi@theconversation.com with the subject heading [Politics + Society Editor] by 21st of April. Please provide contact details of two referees.

Job Opening:
Politics + Society Editor

Department: Editorial

Responsible To:
The Conversation Indonesia Executive Editor and The Conversation Deputy Executive Editor

Other Key Relationships:
The Conversation Indonesia’s staff; The Conversation Indonesia’s Audience Development Manager, the Indonesian higher education and research sector.

Produce high-quality expert analysis on politics and society issues, provide outreach to Indonesian academics, and train academics to communicate their research in easy to understand language.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Commission articles from academics on politics and society issues.
  • Screen pitches from academic authors to ensure the best ideas and stories about research be published on our site.
  • Provide editorial guidance to academic authors whose ideas have been selected for publishing or who have been commissioned to write.
  • Publish approved articles.
  • Monitor important issues of the day.
  • Build and maintain relationships with news sources in government, civil society, business, political parties and other sectors.
  • Keep abreast on political and social research.
  • Monitor content from other editions for translation to Indonesian language, and ensure the quality of translations.

Relationship with academics

  • Build and maintain relationships with academics through outreach to universities and research institutes


  • Facilitate The Conversation Indonesia’s training activities for academic authors on how to communicate their research to a general audience

Job requirements

  • Experience in editing in English in print and/or online media
  • A deep understanding of Indonesian politics, society, culture and policy issues
  • Contacts in the Indonesian university sector
  • A flair for headline writing
  • Social media skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity, the ability to think laterally to generate innovative story ideas
  • Presentation and training skills
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, The Conversation’s aim of contributing to the quality of public debate

Send your CV with your cover letter to redaksi@theconversation.com, with the subject line [Politics + Society]. Please provide contact details of two referees.

How to Apply for this job

Send your CV with your cover letter to [redaksi@theconversation.com] with the subject line [Politics + Society]. Please provide contact details of two referees.

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