Paid Journalist Apprenticeship

Nithin is looking for a paid journalist apprentice to work part-time with him on various tasks. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your skills as a journalist and learn more about human rights, environmental, and development issues.

This is a virtual position that can be performed from anywhere – but you must have reliable internet access!


  • Assistance with research and proofing of articles
  • Conducting basic interviews
  • Updating my website and portfolio
  • Pitching me at speaking events
    • Researching events that I could speak at.
  • Researching editors/publications
  • Mailing List – Setup and draft emails to go out bi-weekly with new articles.
  • Creating basic social media graphics for Twitter and Facebook and assisting with managing those accounts.

Necessary skills

  • Fluency in American English.
  • Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Buffer.
  • Basic Graphic Design: Canva or similar photo editing tool.
  • Experience writing and sending article, media, and event pitches.
  • Experience dealing with members of media.

Ideal Skills

  • Fluency in an Asian language, particularly Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, or Chinese.
  • Use of following CRM/CMS: CiviCRM, Drupal
  • HTML
  • Experience in non-profit or NGO sector.

I write mostly on environment and human rights topics and want someone with a similar, socially conscious background. This is starting as a 5-10hr/week position. Recent graduates, or those looking for ongoing part-time work please do apply. Pay will be equivalent to a fair working wage in your country of residence.

There will also likely be opportunities to accompany me on field research trips in Asia.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, with links to your portfolio and social media profiles, using the form below.


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