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.

Production Editor (Copyediting), Asia Desk (Ref: ED-PEA)

The SCMP’s Asia desk is expanding.

As part of this transformation, we are seeking a talented, experienced and passionate copy editor. 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Editing, fact-checking and ensuring copy is free from errors
  • Re-writing stories with sensitivity to the author's voice
  • Crafting top quality Search Engine Optimised headlines, sub-heads and picture and graphics captions
  • Ensuring all stories have accurate and eye-catching visual elements
  • Keen ability to get to the heart of a story quickly and clearly, highlighting the stakes for a global audience
  • Monitoring wire services when needed

 

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years of editing experience in a real-time online news operation, wire service or a newspaper is essential. 
  • Must be able to work with all standards of raw copy and be able to turn around the work of both rookie reporters and journalists for whom English is a second 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
  • Can-do attitude with excellent English skills and zero tolerance for spelling errors
  • Solid news judgment and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Chinese-language skills an advantage
  • The ability to work quickly under pressure, without compromising on quality
  • Flexibility, patience and a willingness to embrace change

 

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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