English-language journalism jobs abroad?
February 7, 2011 10:18 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to find English-language journalism jobs in Asia? Or anywhere else?
posted by sureshot to work & money (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine is spending a few months traveling around Southeast Asia, and in an email the other day, he mentioned that he met and hung around with an America editor at an English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh. Apparently, this guy took the job because he couldn’t find one in the US. And a lot of his writers I guess were young Americans.
As anyone who follows my post history knows, I’m a young journalist frustrated with the demise of the profession, and I’m always on the hunt for more exciting work (I’m currently writing for a terminally ill community newspaper). So now I’m thinking, why not look for a job abroad?
I of course pressed my friend for details. But his Internet access is limited, and I got the impression he only met this guy in passing. So I’m turning to the Green. Anyone out there have any experience with English-language journalism abroad? Is it too naïve to imagine Asia as a refuge for the orphaned professionals of American print media?
Please, help me daydream. Or slap me with some reality. For what it's worth, I do speak French (maybe that could come in handy in Southeast Asia?).