Aviation News Researcher / Journalist

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Aviation News Researcher / Journalist

ch-aviation is looking for a full-time English mother-tongue News Researcher/Journalist to join its growing
news room for its office in the center of Zagreb. Founded in 1998 in Chur in Switzerland, ch-aviation
(www.ch-aviation.com) has become one of the most influential airline intelligence providers in the world.
Today ch-aviation serves more than 1.6 million users each year and is proud to count hundreds of
companies in the airline industry as its customers.
We take big pride in our hands-on mentality, a good work environment, fair salaries and offer
public transport allowance.
Join the fastest and most exciting aviation company in South East Europe now!
As a news aggregator, part of our job entails reading through multiple news articles and regulatory
documents from around the world on a daily basis. Therefore, you will be responsible for scanning
through said documents to extract the most relevant information you think would be suited to an article
you intend to write in English for an English-speaking audience.
Aside from a disciplined, analytically-oriented mindset, you must also be able to work within established
guidelines, within set timeframes, and under a supervising editor. The job itself requires a strong
outgoing, inquiring personality with an ability to integrate into a tight-knit team. At the same time, it also
requires a person capable of working independently and flexibly depending on workloads, which vary from
day to day.
A strong sense of global geo-political events is a must as is an ability to understand and interpret them.
Given the nature of our work, a passion for aviation is also a key requirement. The ideal candidate will
have a degree in journalism and will have at least five years of experience as well as several verifiable
pieces, in English, for reference. The position may require business travel from time to time.
• Independently research and review aviation-related articles which may or may not be in English;
• Do additional research to corroborate/clarify reports;
• Extract from said articles, information relevant to the ch-aviation market context;
• Create unique English articles featuring said extracts as well as other information you deem useful to the
• Contact executives at airlines and aircraft operators via e-mail to verify facts and/or quotes;
• Work to set deadlines;
• Work with a supervising editor to ensure set standards and quality are maintained.
Required Skills
• A mother-tongue standard of English language, both oral and written;
• Previous (airline) news experience;
• Ability to properly structure an English news article using in-house guidelines;
• Verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, critical thinking;
• Ability to work independently and to collaborate with an editor, problem solve, self-organize, manage own
work schedule and time, meeting deadlines;
• Ability to analyze, develop and write your own articles;
• Ability to keep data and information confidential;
• Strong general computer skills as well as Google search skills;
• Previous experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook).
Optional Skills
• Previous experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-national environment;
• Knowledge of Boolean search terms;
• Language skills in Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Mandarin or Cantonese and experience with language
translation tools or knowledge/experience in the airline industry a big plus.
Other requirements:
• At least five years of English journalism experience;
• The candidate either is a Croatian national, currently has a residency/work permit for Croatia or is a
citizen of a European Union country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland;
• Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with a demanding editor.
Application process:
If you think you might be a perfect match for our company and the advertised position, submit your
motivation letter, at least three verifiable articles for reference and Curriculum Vitae in English by
February 15, 2019 via E-Mail to iwanttowork@ch-aviation.com
Please note that only Applications in English language will be evaluated, as an international
team is running the recruitment process. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
All applications will be considered under the terms and conditions of confidentiality in accordance with the
regulations of personal data protection.

Company: ch-aviation services doo

Location: in Zagreb

Job Type: Permanent

Posted by:
Mirela Lezaic Rogan


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