The Jakarta Post was started as a collaboration between four Indonesian media under the urging of Information Minister Ali Murtopo and politician Jusuf Wanandi. After the first issue was printed on 25 April 1983, it spent several years with minimal advertisements and increasing circulation. After a change in chief editors in 1991, it began to take a more vocal pro-democracy point of view. The paper was one of the few Indonesian English-language dailies to survive the 1997 Asian financial crisis and currently has a circulation of about 40,000.
The Jakarta Post also features both a Sunday and Online edition, which go into detail not possible in the daily print edition. It is targeted at foreigners and educated Indonesians, although the middle-class Indonesian readership has increased. Noted for being a training ground for local and international reporters, The Jakarta Post has won several awards and been described as being "Indonesia's leading English-language daily"
Jakarta Post a leading English-language daily newspaper, seeks motivated young people who want:
- To be an internationally recognized journalist
- To travel the globe
- To have open access to world class universities
- And to earn an attractive salary and other benefits
JOURNALISM WORKSHOP & REPORTER RECRUITMENT SESSION
To be held on: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 9 a.m.
Ruang sidang, Gedung Pusat Studi Jepang Lantai 2, Unversity of Indonesia campus, Depok
- Workshop: 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
- Walk-in Interview: 1 p.m.
- Skill Test: 3 p.m.
- Indonesian citizen;
- University graduate, not older than 28 years old;
- Proficient in English (minimum TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.5 orTOEIC score of 750);
- Submit a writing sample (200-300 words) in English;
- Willing to be based in Jakarta.