Production Editor, Sports

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Full Time
Mid Level

About the Team: 

The SCMP sports desk covers a wide range of sports across the region, highlighting the achievements of athletes at all levels. Like those we report on, the team is a combination of all-rounders and specialists, with experience built up from working across the world.


Purpose of the Position:

Deliver the best coverage for dedicated desk for a global audience through our print and online editions.


In this role, you will: 

  • Generating live content for the SCMP sports section on the website
  • Story telling and editing, serving both digital and print operations
  • Keen ability to get to the heart of a story quickly and clearly, highlighting the stakes for a global audience
  • Ensuring all stories have accurate and eye-catching visual elements, content is distributed and consumed on different devices and platforms (mobile, social media, news aggregators)
  • Producing multimedia packages and driving social media engagement

Skills and Experience that will lead to success:


  • Minimum 4 years of experience in sports in a real-time online news operation, wire service or a newspaper.
  • Awareness of media law and legal dangers, and of social media as a news dissemination tool. Audience-focused with excellent understanding of international markets
  • Strong knowledge of a variety of sport and understanding of the terminology used
  • Can-do attitude with excellent English 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 Causeway Bay office.

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