The 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, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. Our vision is to “Elevate Thought”, and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. The South China Morning Post is a global digital news leader with a unique role in championing the plurality of voices in Asia through its breadth and depth of news coverage. SCMP is committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards. Apart from its flagship newspaper, SCMP also publishes news 24/7 on In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.

Senior Web Developer (For Growth Team) - Product

The Growth Team is a brand new team at the SCMP focused on understanding from a rigorous hypothesis & experiment driven perspective what factors drive growth across the entire portfolio of SCMP products and how to bring a growth mindset & culture into the SCMP. As early members of the team, you will be expected to work on scrappy, high impact projects and own significant areas of responsibility. Growth team operates on the culture of exploration & experimentation like a startup while having the impact of working on projects at scale. If this sounds like you, we welcome you to apply! 


As Growth Engineer, you will be working under the growth team to drive growth initiatives aimed at increasing acquisition, retention & referral (with a focus on retention) across the entire portfolio of SCMP products. You will work in collaboration, but independently of other SCMP product teams in order achieve high velocity development of experimental features aimed at increasing retention.  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work together with the growth team to formulate hypotheses of product features that will drive acquisition/retention/referral & prioritize features based on estimated impact and effort
  • Build rapid prototypes of experimental product features to the fidelity necessary to gather accurate data on whether the feature was effective at increasing acquisition/retention/referral. Ensure tooling is in place to measure effectiveness
  • Continually refine & tweak product features to perform continual optimization & improvement
  • Ensure that successful experiments are handed off to the appropriate product teams and that they become mature, scalable and maintainable
  • Help build out our long term tooling around A/B testing, instrumentation & dashboards to increase the velocity of the growth team over time


Job Requirements:

  • Degree holder in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline with at least 5 years of development experience
  • Expertise in JavaScript (vue.js / React.js / Angular.js / Node.js), CSS3, HTML5 & PHP
  • Independent self starter, strong prototyping abilities, startup experience preferred
  • Experimental, able to formulate & reason about hypotheses, comfortable with failure
  • Curious, analytical thinker. Able to reason from first principles
  • Strong knowledge/interest in data, user psychology & user behavior
  • Some design & copywriting skills strongly preferred


Candidate with more experience will be considered as “Senior Web Developer”


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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