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Full-Time Positions

Graphic Designer (Full Time)

The graphic designer will work with Saigoneer's editors, photographers, and marketing team to produce a range of visual assets to deliver our content to the audience in the most effective and appealing way possible. You'll be a part of a close-knit team of Saigoneers who are passionate about Vietnamese culture and the quest to explore fascinating facets of Vietnam.

Job description

  • Conceptualize and create original visuals for Saigoneer and Urbanist Travel websites and social media channels.
  • Communicate with the editorial and social media/marketing teams to create and adapt custom assets and templates.
  • Work with external clients/vendors for projects with physical deliverables such as business cards and marketing collateral.
  • Source and manage design intern(s).
  • Based in Saigon.

Skills: Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; knowledge of animation is a plus, as is solid knowledge in typography, color and layout.

Salary: VND12,000,000 per month (Gross).

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV, along with a portfolio (web link or PDF), to jobs@saigoneer.com. We look forward to getting to know you.


Internships

Saigoneer is seeking inquisitive and self-motivated individuals interested in internships with us. We provide context to local affairs, showcase the best of Saigon's arts and culture scenes, discover the stories behind decades-old street food stalls and delve into the city's fast-paced development through well-researched, informative and up-to-date content for local and international readers alike.

If you love Saigon and would like to share your enthusiasm while exploring other facets of the city, join our eclectic and whimsical Saigoneer family. You’ll have an opportunity to gain a range of practical skills relevant to today’s dynamic media landscape while expanding creative and intellectual interests.

General internship details for part-time roles:

  • A minimum of 20 hours per week for 3 months.
  • Based in Saigon and available to work in our District 1 office at least two days a week during business hours, with the exception of the Editorial Intern (Hanoi) position.
  • Decent proficiency in English.
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must have a personal laptop.
  • A monthly stipend of VND500,000 per month is provided for part-time intern positions.

General internship details for full-time roles:

  • 5 days per week for 3 months.
  • Based in Saigon and available to work in our District 1 office at least two days a week during business hours.
  • Decent proficiency in English.
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must have a personal laptop.
  • A monthly stipend of VND1,000,000 per month is provided for full-time intern positions.

Social Media Intern (Part Time)

Social media interns help us develop and implement social media strategies across our brands and channels in line with user trends and preferences. They work closely with the editorial team to effectively disseminate our stories and images while monitoring the effectiveness of various tactics and initiatives.

Skills: Strong written Vietnamese is required. Strong written English is a plus, though fluency is not a requirement; familiarity with major social media platforms is essential. These include Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Knowledge of SEO is a plus, but not required.


Social Media Video Intern (Full Time)

With the rapidly changing media landscape in Vietnam, Saigoneer is constantly developing new ways to engage with our readers through different social media platforms. Social media video interns will have an opportunity to work with editorial and design staff to bring Saigoneer content into a whole new format fit for a younger generation of Vietnamese.

Skills: Strong command of written and verbal communication in Vietnamese is required. Decent proficiency in English is a plus, but fluency is not required. Must be familiar with video editing tools and have good knowledge of video-based features of social media platforms (TikTok, Reels, Shorts, etc.) Experience in video production, including script writing, is a plus, but not required.

Responsibilities: 

  • Accompany the editorial team to photo/video/article production trips and create short-form video content for use on our social media platforms and websites.
  • Work with editorial/design/marketing teams on style/voice of short-form video content.
  • Edit/grade/stylize short-form video content.
  • Identify topics/events that can be suitable for short-form video content.

Design Intern (Part Time)

Saigoneer tells stories via creative visuals in addition to and in coordination with our text. Design interns contribute to the creation of original illustrations and arresting graphics relying on their unique sense of aesthetic.

Skills: Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; knowledge of animation is a plus, as is solid knowledge in typography, color and layout. You will create templates for social media channels, animations, short video clips, collages, sketches and illustrations.

Applicants should provide a portfolio of previous projects via personal website or PDF.


Production Intern (Part Time)

Saigoneer’s film and photo production requires teamwork. Production interns contribute essential behind-the-scenes assistance including research, conducting interviews, creating scripts and providing technical support and creative input.

Skills: Conversational Vietnamese and English are required; decent writing and research skills are a plus; interest and/or experience in video and photo is a plus.

It is preferred that production interns have a flexible schedule to accommodate shooting trips.


Web Development Intern (Part Time)

To tell the stories Saigoneer readers love requires a powerful and efficient website. Our web development interns contribute to ongoing website improvements and help add new functionalities. They get to play with data and assist with the inception and implementation of future projects.

Skills: For front-end development, proficiency in HTML/CSS is necessary and modern JS tools (REACT) is a plus. For back-end role, PHP coding skills, Joomla, Drupal CMS experience are a plus.

The web-dev internship has flexible hours and work can be done remotely.


Editorial Intern (Part Time)

Saigoneer’s unique voice and perspective come from our diverse writers. Our editorial interns work on researching and writing a variety of stories and have an opportunity to develop their portfolios. Editorial interns pitch original features and collaborate with the editorial team to develop ideas while improving their writing and reporting skills.

For this position, we offer 3 program choices. Please indicate in the application email for which program you wish to be considered.

  • Editorial Intern (EN): Based in Saigon. Interns create mainly English-language content. Strong written English is necessary, though fluency is not required.
  • Editorial Intern (VN): Based in Saigon. Interns create mainly Vietnamese-language content. Strong written Vietnamese is required.
  • Editorial Intern (Hanoi): Based in Hanoi. Interns have a choice between Vietnamese or English, or a hybrid internship.

Skills: Proficiency in professional and conversational English is necessary; previous writing experience is a plus — this can include university writing projects.

Applicants should provide a writing sample or portfolio, if available.

Editor's note (November 2022): Currently we have received enough applications for the Editorial Intern (EN) program until the end of November and the Editorial Intern (VN) program until the end of December. Applications to these positions during this time will be considered for the next cycle of internship from this December to March next year and from January to April next year.


Interested applicants for all internships should send a cover letter and CV, along with a portfolio if available, to jobs@saigoneer.com. Please title your email "Internship Application - Editorial/Design/Production/Social Media/Social Media Video/Web Development Intern." We look forward to getting to know you!