Experienced News Sub-Editors (Ref: CTL-ED-SE)The SCMP is expanding and we are looking for talented, experienced and passionate sub-editors with online and print skills for our Business, International and Culture news desks.
Responsibilities & Requirements:
•Editing, checking facts, rewriting and improving copy with care and sensitivity and ensuring copy is error-free
•Crafting top-notch SEO and print headlines, standfirsts and captions
•Ensuring all stories have the appropriate, accurate and eye-catching visual elements
•Using analytical tools to make sure the right stories are delivered in a timely way
•Curating skills to help manage homepages
•Minimum 5 years of experience in a real-time online news operation, a wire service or a newspaper is essential: no beginners considered
•Financial news experience, preferably in China, required for Business desk position
•International news and commissioning experiences would be ideal for International desk position
•Experiences in editing lifestyle, entertainment and social issues, required for Culture desk position
•Awareness of media law and legal dangers in copy, and of social media as a news dissemination tool
•Strong familiarity with the Asia context of news
•Can-do attitude with top-notch English subbing skills and zero tolerance for errors in grammar, spelling and content
•Solid news judgment and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
•Capable of turning around raw copy fast when needed and the patience and good humour to work constructively with reporters for whom English is a second language
Work location will be at Causeway Bay office.
Work location for positions 1 – 6 will be at Causeway Bay office; positions 7 – 15 will be at Tai Po office, shuttle bus service is provided. Interested parties please send curriculum vitae with full career details, salary history, availability and expected salary to the Human Resources Division, Morning Post Centre, 22 Dai Fat Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, New Territories, Hong Kong or by email to email@example.com. Please mark ‘Private & Confidential’ and quote reference.
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