Editor, Post Magazine

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Full Time
Advertising & Marketing Solutions
Mid Level

About the team:

South China Morning Post (SCMP) is looking for an Editor to support the production of content for Post Magazine focused on culture, F&B, travel and more. 


Purpose of the position:

As the Editor, you will execute editorial direction and strategy for the publication for both print and digital. You will help lead a lean, dedicated editorial team to generate content and maintain the content standards of the publication.

As the title prepares to launch, you will play a role in sharpening and honing the content direction and strategy, working with multiple stakeholders including art directors and the technology team to help shape the title’s print and digital channels.

In this role, you will: 

Editing

  • Oversee the editorial direction of the title. 
  • Manage content in the weekly magazine and digital, ensuring the highest editorial standards are maintained.  
  • Lead and motivate the editorial team in coming up with innovative, engaging and timely ideas for stories
  • Maintain standards of journalistic excellence in terms of accuracy and fairness.
  • Plan content according to the established style, editorial policy and publishing requirements.
  • Edit content, ensuring that stories are well-written while respecting the voice of individual writers.
  • Represent the company at industry events and build a relevant network of contacts.
 

Leadership

  • Manage a pool of contributing editors, writers, production editors and freelancers to produce content for print and online.
  • Manage a budget to maximise resources to improve productivity.
 

Skills and Experience that will lead to success:

  • Degree holder with 10 years of relevant working experience in a reputable media company; experience in lifestyle journalism and of leading a print publication are a must
  • Excellent writing, editing and copywriting skills
  • Excellent grasp of cultural trends in Hong Kong, Asia and internationally.
  • Project management experience across a number of complex publishing projects and the ability to manage projects independently
  • In-depth understanding of magazine production cycles as well as a knowledge of publishing processes for digital content
  • Able to multitask, prioritise and thrive in a strict deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Experience with managing budgets and understanding of project P&Ls
  • Knowledge of written and spoken Chinese is not essential but certainly an advantage
 

Work location will be at Causeway Bay office

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