Experienced Copy Editors, South China Morning Post - Hong Kong

Hong Kong (HK)
Aug 03, 2017
Sep 03, 2017
Job Type
Full Time

The SCMP’s Opinion, Tech, China, Business and Culture desks 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.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • 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
  • Ensuring all stories have, accurate and eye-catching visual elements
  • Using analytical tools to ensure stories are delivered at the right time and to the right audience
  • Organisational skills to manage homepages and web layout
  • A minimum 3 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
  • Business news experience, preferably in China/Asia is desirable, and essential for the Op-ed desk position
  • For the China desk, relevant experience in the economic, politics, and/or diplomatic fields preferred
  • Previous experience working in culture field is required for Culture desk, with Chinese-language skills an advantage
  • For the Tech positon, deep knowledge of the industry and a detailed understanding of the issues and new products in the pipeline
  • 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
  • Strong familiarity with the China/Asia context of news, economic, politics, diplomatic and business/finance
  • 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

Apply by completing the application form below.