Copywriter – Malaysia
WEC is looking for a talented copywriter or editor, who will help us share the stories of what God is doing across the world, particularly through WEC Malaysian missionaries.
You will be responsible for writing features and short news items for our magazine and website, and interview WEC personnel when in country.
This role could be full- or part-time, depending on your circumstances. You could be based in our Malacca offices or work from home.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Proven ability to write for a range of audiences and media. You’ll have an eye for a good story.
Fluency with English and communication skills are a must. You’ll have ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks.
Editing skills are desirable, as well as a growing interest in world mission. A relevant degree is helpful but not essential.
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Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia. It is separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo).
Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand in the north and maritime borders with Singapore in the south, Vietnam in the northeast, and Indonesia in the west.
East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam.
The capital city is Kuala Lumpur and the population is 30 million.
Malaysia has its origins in the Malay kingdoms present in the area which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire.
Malaysia achieved independence on 31 August 1957. Malaya united with North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore on 16 September 1963 to become Malaysia. Less than two years later in 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation.
The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in its politics. About half the population is ethnically Malay, with large minorities of Malaysian Chinese, Malaysian Indians, and indigenous peoples.
The constitution grants freedom of religion but recognises Islam as the established religion of the state.
Since its independence, Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with its GDP growing at an average of 6.5% per annum for almost 50 years.
Malaysia’s recent rapid development has attracted millions of migrant workers from across Asia. Most of these migrants are undocumented, a situation which the Malaysian government is struggling to combat. Its treatment and crackdown on migrant workers is often criticised by international human rights watchdogs.
Malaysia has 188 people groups. 85 (45%) are unreached with the hope of the gospel.
The largest religion is Islam - 56%.
8.6% profess to be Christian and of those 3.7% profess to be evangelical. Ethnic religion is 16.2%. Buddhism is 6.6%. 6.5% profess to be non-religious.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
religious freedom for all faiths
unity among Christian communities
more Christian literature
ministry to young people
[Source: Operation World, 2010]
Visit the WEC Malaysia website for more info.