Experienced Digital Copy Editors, South China Morning Post - Hong Kong

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Salary
DoE
Posted
Oct 10, 2018
Closes
Nov 10, 2018
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The SCMP’s China, Asia, Political Economy and Technology teams are expanding their global reach.

As part of this transformation, we are seeking talented, experienced and passionate copy editors with both online and print skills. Also required, are those with news, business, economic, politics, diplomatic and culture backgrounds.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Editing, fact checking, rewriting and improving copy with care and sensitivity and, of course, ensuring copy is free from errors
  • Crafting top quality Search Engine Optimised and print headlines, sub-heads and picture and graphics captions
  • Experience creating or commissioning digital assets to add value to articles and boost engagement
  • Ensuring all stories have accurate and eye-catching visual elements, content is distributed and consumed on different devices and platforms (mobile, social media, news aggregators)
  • Keen ability to get to the heart of a story quickly and clearly, highlighting the stakes for a global audience


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a real-time online news operation, wire service or a newspaper is essential.  Newcomers to the industry will not be considered
  • Capable of turning around raw copy quickly and the patience to work constructively with contributors where English may not be a first language
  • Awareness of media law and legal dangers, and of social media as a news dissemination tool.  Audience-focused with excellent understanding of international markets
  • Strong familiarity with the China/Asia context of news, economic, politics, diplomatic and technology
  • Ability to work closely with multimedia and video teams; ability to edit and adapt copy to suit various products and platforms
  • Can-do attitude with excellent English subbing skills and zero tolerance for grammatical errors, spelling and improper


Work location will be at Causeway Bay office, Hong Kong

Apply by completing the application form below.

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