South China Morning Post, Senior News Sub-Editors

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Oct 2016
Closes
14 Nov 2016
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
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.