South China Morning Post, Production Editor - Copy Editing (Hong Kong)

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Salary
DoE
Posted
08 Apr 2019
Closes
08 May 2019
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The SCMP’s Asia desk is expanding. 

As part of this transformation, we are seeking a talented, experienced and passionate copy editor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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


Job Requirements:

  • 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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Apply by completing the application form below.

You may consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within 6 weeks.

 

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