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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 recognized 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.

With an expanding business across a number of print and digital platforms, we are looking for candidates of high calibre to fill the following position:

Washington / New York Correspondents (Ref: CTL-ED-WNYC)

The South China Morning Post is recruiting experienced full-time reporters in Washington and New York to expand our coverage of the business, trade, economic and diplomatic ties between China and the United States. These exciting openings at Asia’s leading English-language newspaper, established in 1903 in Hong Kong, aim to provide a fresh international perspective on relations between the world’s two most critical powers.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

- Develop contacts and sources in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities on Sino-U.S. relations. Establish regular contacts with government agencies, businesses, institutions and think-tanks for China-related issues
- Cover key China-related news in the United States, including conferences, seminars and summits. Write news and analysis informed with anecdotal detail and evidence gathered through on-the-spot reporting
- Coordinate closely with colleagues in Hong Kong and mainland China on major cross-border stories, including the South China Sea and renminbi internationalization
- Spot China-related themes and angles from events as they unfold in the United States, such as the presidential campaign and U.S.-based meetings of the twice annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
- For New York, correspondent will cover listings of major Chinese companies, their fund-raising events and mergers and acquisitions. Monitor and cover Chinese corporate leaders when they visit for road shows and investor conferences. Also will cover important United Nations meetings including the General Assembly and other conferences and events on Sino-U.S. relations
- Generate enterprise stories from North America relating to Asia and China. Will require travel around the United States on reporting trips

- Must have strong understanding of the latest Chinese political, economic and business developments, as well as the dynamics affecting the Sino-U.S. relations and the global balance of power. The candidate also needs to understand American politics and know who the influential thinkers are on American strategy towards Asia. For New York roles, basic business knowledge and reporting experience and the ability to read a financial statement are much preferred
- Bachelor’s degree or above. At least five years China coverage experience with established media organizations, a proven track-record for breaking news and developing contacts
- Fluency in English and Chinese with strong ability to produce clean and high-quality English news copy. Must be able to read Chinese. Other languages helpful
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a global team, and to keep focused and deliver while under deadline pressure
- Multi-media skills, including video producing and photographing, will be a strong advantage
- One correspondent will be based in Washington D.C. and one will be in New York

Work location will be at US Bureau.


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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