Reporter/ Senior Reporter, Asia - Editorial

Purpose of the position:

The South China Morning Post is seeking an experienced and enterprising reporter to join our Asia desk. The South China Morning Post is looking for a self-motivated and seasoned reporter to join the Asia Desk, as we expand our coverage of diplomacy, security, politics, economics and culture across the region. You will join a team of journalists shining a spotlight on the tensions and opportunities related to China's growing influence in Asia, while highlighting the stakes for a global audience. 

This position requires someone who can dive into different topics, and be equally comfortable with writing breaking news stories and filing analyses and long reads for SCMP.com and our Sunday magazine, This Week in Asia. Your job title will correspond to your level of experience and you’ll report to the Asia Editor. This role will be based in Hong Kong although an ideal candidate seeking to be in cities such as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Tokyo will also be considered.

 

In this role, you will: 

  • Deliver insightful, timely and balanced coverage on specific themes or countries, from spot news to long reads that are relevant to our audience
  • Collaborate with colleagues to produce stories across different media platforms, including video and graphics
  • Maintain a network of sources around the region, including highly-regarded commentators from different sectors
  • Harness on-the-ground knowledge to suggest and pursue original story ideas

Skills and Experience that will lead to success:

  • At least four years of experience in a media organisation, preferably in a wire service
  • Familiarity with the cultural context of reporting in at least one Asian capital, with a keen understanding of and interest in regional affairs, especially China's relationships with Asian countries
  • A willingness to focus on several broad areas of coverage 
  • Strong critical thinking skills, solid news judgement and an ability to file clean copy
  • Chinese-language skills or fluency in an Asian language would be a plus point

 

Work location will be at Causeway Bay office.

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