Panorama SWI
Digital, multimedial,
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Online journalist & Managing Editor - Arabic
80 - 100%, Bern

SWI publishes both background and up-to-date reports in ten languages using a variety of media. The information platform is aimed at an international audience and at Swiss citizens living abroad, and reaches over 80% of internet users around the world.

Your mission

We are looking for an online journalist (80-100%) to manage our Arabic editorial department, who will lead a team of 3 online journalists specialising in the production, adaptation and distribution of editorial and multimedia content in Arabic.
Your main role will be generating content, leading the team and supervising everything published in Arabic on our website and social networks, to ensure quality and accuracy. Your specific duties will include:
  • Preparing and producing various types of content.
  • Arranging the publication and adaptation of articles of particular interest to our Arabic audience.
  • Coordinating the work of the members of the Arabic editorial team, and planning and supervising the editorial, adaptation and distribution tasks.
  • Proofreading, correcting and editing the articles produced by your team prior to online publication in Arabic.
  • Translating and adapting articles produced by other language departments for dissemination to our Arabic audience.
  • Helping to generate new ideas and taking an active role in discussions about developing our media.
  • Representing SWI at events, during visits or in making contacts from outside the company.
  • Performing any and all administrative tasks associated with your role.

Your profile

  • Full, certified training in journalism, as well as experience in online media
  • Leadership, teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Keen interest in social networks and the ability to create engaging content for these platforms
  • Awareness of international affairs
  • Absolute familiarity with Swiss life and culture, as well as with how Swiss institutions operate
  • Fluency in Arabic and outstanding editorial skills
  • Expertise in digital and office automation tools
  • A good level of English and knowledge of one of the Swiss national languages will complete your profile

What we have to offer

  • A position within a highly-motivated team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment
  • A varied and interesting role in the dynamic, ever-changing world of electronic media, as part of an independent, high-performance public service
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Generous joining incentives and attractive overall package
  • A welcoming, diverse and inclusive working environment
«Journalism from Switzerland for the wider world - our way»

Mark Livingston, Rédacteur en chef

Our promise

What does it take to reach people in Switzerland using high-quality formats? Expertise, enthusiasm and an inspiring, exciting environment where everyone can get involved and develop. To get the best people to perform the best they can, they need an inspirational place to work: Welcome to the world of SWI!

High-quality journalism is our core business and passion. We have editorial freedom, encourage creativity and provide plenty of room for new and valuable content.

For us, high-quality journalism is also digital. That is why we explore new opportunities and experiment with new forms and formats: digitally, interactively and across different media. We create content that is in tune with the times and has its finger firmly on its audience’s pulse.

We work self-reliantly, in the spirit of partnership and help to shape our working atmosphere in a truly distinctive way. Our success is built as much on the personal strengths of our employees as it is on their professional qualities.

We reach and touch the whole of Switzerland with our programmes. In our work, we act respectfully and independently, which is how we encourage people to form opinions and strengthen diversity. We are proud of our work and of our contribution to Switzerland.

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Place of work


About the position
Mark Livingston
Rédacteur en chef
Phone +41 58 136 13 21

About the application process
Frau Maryline Cerf
Leiterin Human Resources SWI
Phone +41 58 136 28 00


    • SWI
    • Schwarztorstrasse 21
    • 3007 Bern


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