Production Editors, South China Morning Post - Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Aug 12, 2019
Sep 12, 2019
Private & Confidential - Production Editor
Job Type
Full Time

The SCMP’s Asia, Business, Hong Kong and Inkstone desks / teams are expanding our global reach.

As part of this transformation, we are seeking talented, experienced and passionate production editors with online skills. Also required, are those with news, business, economic, politics, and diplomatic 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 the first language
  • Awareness of media law and legal dangers, and of social media as a news dissemination tool. Audience-focused with an excellent understanding of international markets
  • Strong familiarity with the China/Asia context of news, economic, political, diplomatic and business/finance
  • Good at business and data-based reporting, including the ability to read financial statements, stock exchange filings, shareholders' notes, stock prices, analysts' reports, and rating statements
  • 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 story structure
  • Solid news judgment and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Chinese-language skills an advantage

Work location will be at Causeway Bay office.

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