ACAMS is looking to supplement its international coverage, which currently relies on U.S. and U.K-based staffers, with a full-time reporter based in Asia, preferably Hong Kong, who can cover regulatory and legislative developments and enforcement actions affecting Asia-Pac financial institutions. Candidate must have good news judgment, reporting, analytical and writing skills with an ability to focus on financial crime in Asia as it relates to the global financial system and global financial institutions.


  • Create contacts throughout Asia’s financial and regulatory communities with an eye to reporting and writing exclusive stories on financial crime topics. Know the regulatory climate and issues around financial crime by cultivating sources, integrating information from official press releases and documents and from other media outlets. Contribute ideas for publication in ACAMS Provide accurate coverage of breaking news on a tight schedule, as well as thoughtful longer analytical pieces. Perform other related duties assigned by supervisor. The reporter will report to the U.K. assistant managing editor.


  • A successful candidate will be an enterprising reporter who can cultivate sources within financial institutions, law enforcement and regulatory agencies to write breaking news and timely features that attract international media attention.

  • A Bachelor's degree with at least two years of newsroom experience required, either as a beat reporter in a daily newsroom or wire or in a trade publishing organization.

  • Experience covering the regulation of financial institutions is a plus and some international travel is required.

  • Experience covering the regulation of financial institutions is a plus and some international travel is required.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.

  • Must be able to formulate story ideas and follow through with an investigation.

  • Must be able to juggle social media, phone calls, interviews, meetings, planning and writing despite a schedule that can change daily and week to week.

  • Strong journalism and IT skills, including note-taking and news writing, and knowledge of Microsoft Office and online publishing systems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, keen attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills.

  • Fluent in Mandarin is a plus.

Candidates may e-mail their resumes with copies of writing samples to Editor-In-Chief Kieran Beer at

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