Senior News Editor

Job level Senior
Work exp 5 Years To 10 Years
Skill Writing, Editing, newsgathering, broadcasting, news, breaking news, supervising
Language English
Within Hong Kong, Wong Chuk Hang
Employment type Permanent
Benefits Dental plan, Insurance plan, Medical plan
Industry Media / Publishing
Job function Media / Advertising > Broadcasting - TV / Radio
Published On 14/04/2018
ref. Job ID 158568BR

About Turner / Our Story
Turner owns and operates some of the leading cable television networks and related properties in the world, including CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies, Adult Swim, truTV and Turner Sports, reaching an impressively broad domestic and international audience. We are not just about TV! Turner manages digital sports, including,,, and our newest – ELEAGUE. See more of what we are about at

What part will you play?

The Senior News Editor manages day-to-day coverage of global news events on the assignment desk in Hong Kong. This person ensures the quality, speed and accuracy of our storytelling. Serving as the editorial gatekeeper, the SNE safeguards the integrity of the network by making sure all of the content is of the highest standard. This person is part of the Hong Kong newsdesk management team.

Newsdesk management team. Assignments:
-Manages the editorial content and communicates it to all platforms.
-Assigns resources to stories and ensures clear communication to the field teams.
-Assigns Newsdesk Producers to teams in the field.
-Responsible for managing the hours worked by field teams.
-Works in close communication with SNE counterparts and Directors of Coverage around the world.

Client communication:
-Senior News Editors are responsible for sending out urgent alerts to all platforms, liaising with control rooms and Digital supervisors on matters of editorial importance and breaking news.
-Ensure that all coverage and guidance on stories is communicated properly to platforms.
-Responsible for bringing security, legal, S+P and editorial issues to the attention of the DOC.

Performance Management:
-Gives regular feedback to direct reports and other Newsdesk producers with whom they work.
-Mentors desk employees formally and informally.
-Trains and manages temporary employees and new staff for whom they are responsible.

Financial Responsibility:
-Ensures the Desk is fiscally responsible.
-Manages spending by making decisions about story assignments and resources based on the budget allocated.
-Makes recommendations on spending in conjunction with senior managers.

What do we require from you?

-Undergraduate degree in journalism or related studies
-Professional journalism training preferred or may be substituted with work experience in the industry of some years.
-5 years experience in television or digital journalism
-1 year experience directing or managing others
-Work experience abroad in international journalism is preferred
-Digital and Social proficiency
-Fluency in a second language preferred
-Will be required to work morning, evening and weekend shifts on a rotating basis
-May be assigned to other global locations
-Should be capable of acting up to Director of Coverage level.

But wait, there’s more!
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2016 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career


We offer a rewarding career and attractive remuneration package. Interested candidates, please send full curriculum vitae & portfolio (samples of writing/artwork) with details of existing and expected salary by emailing or apply directly via our Turner Jobs website:

All applications will be retained for a maximum period of one year. Turner International Asia Pacific Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer A TimeWarner Company