South China Morning Post, Senior News Sub-Editors

Hong Kong (HK)
14 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time

The SCMP is expanding and we are looking for talented, experienced and passionate sub-editors with online and print skills for our Hong Kong, China, Culture and Business news desks. 

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Editing, checking facts, rewriting and improving copy with care and sensitivity and ensuring copy is error-free
  • Crafting top-notch SEO and print headlines, standfirsts and captions
  • Ensuring all stories have the appropriate, accurate and eye-catching visual elements
  • Using analytical tools to make sure the right stories are delivered in a timely way
  • Curating skills to help manage homepages 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a real-time online news operation, a wire service or a newspaper is essential: no beginners considered
  • Applicants for China desk positions should ideally have worked in China
  • Financial news experience, preferably in China, required for Business desk positions
  • Features and lifestyle background or magazine experience required for Culture desk positions
  • Previous work experience in Op-Ed preferred for that role, Chinese-language skills highly desirable
  • Awareness of media law and legal dangers in copy, and of social media as a news dissemination tool
  • Strong familiarity with the Asia context of news
  • Can-do attitude with top-notch English subbing skills and zero tolerance for errors in grammar, spelling and content
  • Solid news judgment and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Capable of turning around raw copy fast when needed and the patience and good humour to work constructively with reporters for whom English is a second language

Apply by completing the application form below.