South China Morning Post, Production Editor - Copy Editing (Hong Kong)
The SCMP’s Asia desk is expanding.
As part of this transformation, we are seeking a talented, experienced and passionate copy editor.
- Editing, fact-checking and ensuring copy is free from errors
- Re-writing stories with sensitivity to the author's voice
- Crafting top quality Search Engine Optimised headlines, sub-heads and picture and graphics captions
- Ensuring all stories have accurate and eye-catching visual elements
- Keen ability to get to the heart of a story quickly and clearly, highlighting the stakes for a global audience
- Monitoring wire services when needed
- Minimum 4 years of editing experience in a real-time online news operation, wire service or a newspaper is essential.
- Must be able to work with all standards of raw copy and be able to turn around the work of both rookie reporters and journalists for whom English is a second 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
- Can-do attitude with excellent English skills and zero tolerance for spelling errors
- Solid news judgment and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Chinese-language skills an advantage
- The ability to work quickly under pressure, without compromising on quality
- Flexibility, patience and a willingness to embrace change
Work location will be at Causeway Bay Office.
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