About the Team:
The Culture team’s main responsibility is to explain contemporary China through human interest stories.
Purpose of the position:
- to produce viral content about today’s Chinese society for the international audience, and drive daily online traffic for the section;
- to help the team to be the authoritative and go-to source for human interest stories coming out of China;
- to produce stories that engage readers, with the aim to convert them into SCMP subscribers.
In this role, you will:
- to produce accurate, fair and objective articles that are of high journalistic standards;
- to go through news portals as well as social media platforms every day to look for interesting story ideas that can be turned into viral content;
- to meet daily editorial deadline(s);
- to respond to the team leader’s professional requests promptly and efficiently;
- to execute ideas assigned by the team leader.
Skills and Experience that will lead to success:
- at least three years experience in journalism, preferably in English language media
- excellent news sense
- proficiency in both Chinese and English, spoken and written;
- social media savvy
- good interpersonal skill
- familiarity of Chinese culture, that is preferable (but not essential)
Work location will be at China( preferably Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen)
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