Production Editor, Culture

Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong
Full Time


About the Team: 

The Culture team’s main responsibility is to explain contemporary China through human interest stories.

Purpose of the Position:

  • Responsible for accuracy and improvement of copy through editing, rewriting and fact checking under minimal guidance.
  • Add value to copy through additional media and SEO analytics.

In this role, you will: 

  • Maintain accuracy of copy. Ensure copy is error-free and check facts.
  • Ensure copy improvements through careful editing, rewriting and grammar checking.
  • Add value to copy through additional media and eye-catching visual elements.
  • Distil large volumes of gathered story materials into good stories.
  • Observe output deadlines are met. Capable of turning around raw copy fast when needed.
  • Follow assignment scheduling.
  • Create and source engaging, reliable and shareable content.
  • Collaborate closely with writers, graphic designers and other members of staff.
  • Ensure that the Post is a leader in the coverage of cultural trends and cross-cultural currents.
  • Excellent grasp of cultural trends in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the world.

Skills and Experience that will lead to success:

  • Degree or above in Journalism, Communication, Language or related disciplines.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in real-time online news operation, wire service, newspaper, or newspaper production.
  • Solid news judgement and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Good understanding of Hong Kong, the region, and international.
  • Sophisticated English writing style. Flair for engaging copy and generating ideas.
  • Ability to craft SEO heads and social media headlines that will boost traffic.
  • Can-do attitude and attention to detail.
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about digital technologies.
  • Video editing experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge of online production systems is desirable.
  • Good command of written and spoken English. Fluency in Chinese and Cantonese is desirable.
  • Broad knowledge of cultural trends and issues, including fashion, food & wine, arts, social movements and the media
  • Extensive networks in cultural communities.

Work location will be in Hong Kong 

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