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, 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, a big data-powered recruitment platform that matches jobseekers with their dream jobs.

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 China, Business and International 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 3 years of experience in a real-time online news operation, a wire service or a newspaper is essential: no beginners considered
- Applicants for China desk positions should ideally have worked in China
- Financial news experience, preferably in China, required for Business desk positions
- International news and commissioning experiences would be ideal for International 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.

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

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