South China Morning Post is a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. Our teams span across Asia and the United States, working together to connect with news consumers around the world. We are committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards. Our vision is to “Elevate Thought”, and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”.

 

Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper. Additionally, SCMP is Asia’s leading magazine publisher with a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR and The PEAK. We are also home to cpjobs.com, a big data-powered recruitment platform that matches jobseekers with their dream jobs.

Experienced Digital Copy Editors (Ref: ED-EDCE)

The SCMP's Asia, Abacus, Hong Kong, Business, Political Economy, and Technology teams are expanding our global reach. As part of this transformation, we are seeking talented, experienced and passionate copy editors with both online and print skills. Also required, are those with news, business, economic, politics, diplomatic and culture backgrounds.  

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Editing, fact-checking, rewriting and improving copy with care and sensitivity and, of course, ensuring copy is free from errors
  • Crafting top quality Search Engine Optimised and print headlines, sub-heads and picture and graphics captions
  • Experience creating or commissioning digital assets to add value to articles and boost engagement
  • Ensuring all stories have accurate and eye-catching visual elements, content is distributed and consumed on different devices and platforms (mobile, social media, news aggregators)
  • Keen ability to get to the heart of a story quickly and clearly, highlighting the stakes for a global audience

 

Job Requirements
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a real-time online news operation, wire service or a newspaper is essential. Newcomers to the industry will not be considered
  • Capable of turning around raw copy quickly and the patience to work constructively with contributors where English may not be the first language
  • Awareness of media law and legal dangers, and of social media as a news dissemination tool. Audience-focused with an excellent understanding of international markets
  • Strong familiarity with the China/Asia context of news, economic, political, diplomatic and business/finance
  • Good at business and data-based reporting, including the ability to read financial statements, stock exchange filings, shareholders' notes, stock prices, analysts' reports, and rating statements
  • Ability to work closely with multimedia and video teams; ability to edit and adapt copy to suit various products and platforms
  • Can-do attitude with excellent English subbing skills and zero tolerance for grammatical errors, spelling and improper story structure
  • Solid news judgment and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Chinese-language skills an advantage

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 People Department, Morning Post Centre, 22 Dai Fat Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, New Territories, Hong Kong or by clicking .

 

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