South China Morning Post, Production Editor - Opinion.

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Jul 02, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Nationals, News
Job Type
Full Time

Purpose of the Position:

The SCMP Opinion Desk is seeking a talented and experienced senior production editor with online and print skills, and a news and business background  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Careful, sensitive copy editing, checking facts, rewriting and improving op-eds and readers' letters, ensuring copy is error-free
  • Craft top-notch SEO headlines, include eye-catching visuals to produce a complete package for the online edition
  • The ability/desire to step up when required to the roles of letters editor and op-ed check sub  
  • Use analytical tools to ensure the right stories are delivered in a timely way

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a real-time online news operation, wire service or newspaper is essential: NO beginners considered
  • Strong familiarity with the Hong Kong/mainland China/Asia context of both news and business/finance
  • Business news experience, preferably in HK/mainland China/Asia
  • 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 and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.  
  • Previous experience on an op-ed desk preferred; Chinese-language skills an advantage
  • Able to work occasional weekends

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, 19/F, Tower One, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or by clicking APPLY and visiting our site.

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