Production Editor, Hong Kong - Editorial

About the Team: 

The SCMP Hong Kong desk production editing team comprises all-rounders who deal with copy centred on local news for Hong Kong and international readers.

 

Purpose of the position:

Deliver the best coverage to a global audience, through ensuring the highest-possible levels of reporting and writing.

 

In this role, you will: 

 

  • Craft top quality Search Engine Optimised headlines, subheads as well as picture and graphics captions
  • Ensuring all stories have accurate and eye-catching visual elements
  • Use analytical tools to ensure stories are delivered at the right time and to the right audience
  • Develop organisational skills to manage web layout
  • Edit, fact-check, rewrite and polish copy to ensure stories adhere to house style and are accurate, readable and engaging

Skills and Experience that will lead to success:

 

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a real-time online news operation, wire service or a newspaper is essential. Newcomers to the industry will not be considered
  • Tech-savvy and able to handle different communication channels and backend systems
  • Capable of turning around raw copy quickly and the patience to work constructively with contributors where English may not be a first language
  • Awareness of media law and legal dangers, and of social media as a news dissemination tool
  • Strong familiarity with the China/Asia context of news, economic, politics, diplomatic and business/finance
  • Can-do attitude with excellent English subbing skills and zero tolerance for grammatical errors, spelling and improper story structure
  • Solid news judgment and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Chinese-language skills an advantage

 

Work location will be at Singapore office.

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