Chief/Senior Production Editor, Digital, South China Morning Post - Hong Kong

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Aug 04, 2022
Sep 04, 2022
Nationals, News
Job Type
Full Time

Purpose of the position:
As the senior Hong Kong-based member of the digital production team, you’ll bring ideas and best practices from your experience to daily content flow and digital platforms, guiding and helping the team’s younger members grow.

About the Team: 
SCMP’s Editorial digital team optimises and distributes the newsroom’s journalism online, handling platforms from mobile app to social media, and managing tone and quality.

Job Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:

  • Manage digital content flow with well-honed instincts for audience appetites
  • Use data and analytics to make informed content decisions
  • Monitor content quality, and edit as required
  • Rewrite headlines quickly, accurately and with flair, adhering to SCMP style
  • Schedule and target content to key markets via the SCMP digital product suite
  • Identify and implement new content initiatives and platforms

Job Requirements:

Skills and Experience that will lead to success:

  • Minimum 10 years of digital editing experience in English and a background in journalism
  • Direct experience working in digital teams of news publications, and managing news homepages, a major plus
  • Solid news judgement and ability to maintain accuracy in a fast-paced environment while multitasking
  • Knowledge of China and wider Asia news an advantage, as well as knowledge of global affairs
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices, performance analytics tools and social media
  • Excellent written and spoken English required; knowledge of Chinese is a plus

Work location will be at Causeway Bay office.

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