If you are a Malaysian with excellent English, say a lawyer looking for a change in career or a journalist looking for a change of scene or a teacher looking for a change of pace, you’ll be pleased to know we’re hiring sub-editors. If you’re experienced, great. If you are not, we’ll give you the best training in editing anyone can offer in Malaysia. You’ll think you should have paid us for it.
Send in a cover letter with your CV to careers@TheMalaysianInsider.com
Applications without a cover letter will be rejected. Those accepted might have a job interview like this:
Boss at The Malaysian Insider: Do you know what a sub-editor is?
Job applicant: Someone who doesn’t end a sentence the way you did?
The Malaysian Insider: I like your attitude. Can you work shifts?
Applicant: I drive an auto, but yes.
The Malaysian Insider: Are you trying to be smart?
Applicant: I was born smart, have brilliant English and annoy my friends by correcting their grammar even as they speak.
The Malaysian Insider: Okay… then tell me what’s wrong with the words Hence, Thus and Whereby?
Applicant: Whereby nobody hence speaks thus.
The Malaysian Insider: Why do you want to be a sub-editor?
Applicant: Because I want your job. And it looks just a hyphen away.
The Malaysian Insider: All right, you got the job. When can you start?
Applicant: I was on the clock when you spoke. See you on Monday.