Executive Producer, Video - Editorial

About the Team: 

SCMP Video is a forward thinking, dynamic department focused on telling visual stories for the digital age.  From daily news video to long form documentaries, we produce fascinating stories about incredible people from across Asia for our global audience.


Purpose of the position:

The Executive Producer will be in charge of managing original news and feature story production across Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and New York.  Working with the Director of Video, the EP will approve pitches, make assignments and review scripts and drafts of video. The EP will lead a team of video journalists and trusted independent filmmakers across the region to produce short and long form content including the SCMP Films Brand.  They will also support the Director of Video in the overall running of the Video team and deputise for that role in their absence.


In this role, you will: 

  • Be the editorial lead for a team of Video Journalists
  • Approve pitches from the team and hand out assignments
  • Coach Producers in their video production techniques and writing
  • Exercise news judgement and lead the team in breaking news situations
  • Approve and edit video scripts
  • Tweak and finesse draft video
  • Approve Video final cuts
  • Write video scripts
  • Work with independent filmmakers on long form Video productions
  • Manage the budget and release schedule for SCMP Films
  • Contribute to the smooth management of the whole Video team
  • Performance appraisals for direct reports
  • Manage rostering for direct reports

Skills and Experience that will lead to success:

  • An experienced journalist
  • A track record of excellent news judgement
  • 7-10 years of news and feature/documentary video production experience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proven track record of responding to breaking news situations
  • Prior experience managing a team
  • A passion for digital video
  • An ability to craft cohesive and engaging storylines
  • Experience in planning  a sophisticated and long term release schedule
  • Evidence of mentoring young producers
  • A strong familiarity with the digital video landscape and analytics data is desirable
  • Ability to film and edit video is preferable
  • Fluency in English is essential, working proficiency in Cantonese and Mandarin is preferable


Work location will be at Causeway Bay office.


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