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South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recongised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received over 200 awards in 2015-16 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the company include the Sunday Morning Post, STYLE, Destination Macau and THE PEAK.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harper’s BAZAAR, Harper’s BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Decoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong.

Senior Asia Correspondent (Ref: CTL-ED-SAC)

The SCMP is recruiting candidates for leading our coverage of regional diplomatic and security issues, specifically on the interactions between China and the rest of the region. The correspondent will write news for both the newspaper and for This Week in Asia, a new product to be launched in August as part of the revamped Sunday Morning Post. The Asia correspondent will be expected to break exclusive news as well as write analysis and commentary on critical issues. They will cover important territorial wranglings over the South China Sea and regional forums such as ASEAN and APEC, and shed light on the critical geopolitical relationship between China and the United States and Washington's diplomatic efforts in Asia.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

- Investigate and write exclusives and original stories on Asia and the region
- Offer commentaries and analysis
- Produce content across all platforms
- Lead teams for special coverage of regional events

- Journalists with specialist Northeast or Southeast Asian knowledge and reporting experience preferred
- Experience in covering China and North Asia diplomacy critical; Chinese language an advantage
- Minimum 5 years of writing and/or team-leading experience
- Proven ability to produce original content on Asia and the region
- Applicants should have strong contacts among newsmakers across the region
- Excellent writing skills to convey complex stories in a simple engaging manner
- Candidate with less experience may consider for Asia Correspondent

Work location will be at Causeway Bay office.


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 career@scmp.com.

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