South China Morning Post, Production Editor - Wires, Asia / International Desks (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong (HK)
08 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
Job Type
Full Time

The SCMP’s Asia and International desks are hiring.

As part of this transformation, we are seeking a talented, experienced and passionate copy taster to work on both desks. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring wire services, selecting stories for publication
  • Editing, fact-checking and ensuring copy is free from errors
  • 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

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum three years of experience in a real-time online news operation, wire service or a newspaper is essential. Experience of covering wires is an advantage
  • 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


Work location will be at Causeway Bay Office.

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