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 (Technology Desk) (Ref: ED-ECET)

The South China Morning Post is seeking an experienced copy editor for the Technology desk to work with a team of reporters covering the intersection of technology and China’s rise. The coverage focuses on technology policy, Big Tech, start-ups, tech culture and venture capital.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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

 

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years of journalism experience, with 5 years in editing both breaking news and longer-form features on a major beat is a must
  • Good communication skills and have thrived in major global newsrooms
  • Tech experience preferred, but those with experience handling a major beat in government/politics, business and finance will be considered
  • Capable of turning around raw copy fast when needed and the patience to work constructively with contributors for whom English may not be a first language
  • Awareness of media law and legal dangers in copy, and of social media as a news dissemination tool
  • Can-do attitude with top-notch English subbing skills and zero tolerance for errors in grammar, spelling and content
  • Solid news judgment; 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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