Production Editor, Business

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Full Time
Mid Level

About the Team: 

The SCMP Business desk covers a wide range of business themes across Asia, focusing on Mainland China and Hong Kong: banking and finance, the business of climate change, markets, the metaverse, industries, real estate, technology. The team has reporters in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong

Purpose of the Position:

  • Oversee accuracy and improvement of copy through editing, rewriting and fact checking.
  • Add value to copy through additional media and SEO analytics.
  • Lead team and projects and cross functional collaboration.

In this role, you will: 

  • Oversee accuracy of copy. Ensure copy is error-free, check facts, and be mindful of potential legal concerns.
  • Manage copy improvements through careful editing, rewriting and grammar checking.
  • Add value to copy through additional media and eye-catching visual elements.
  • Distill large volume of gathered story materials into good stories.
  • Ensure output deadlines are met. Capable of turning around raw copy fast when needed.
  • Manage assignment scheduling, maintaining a steady flow of pages to avoid creating bottlenecks.
  • Create and source engaging, reliable and shareable content.
  • Collaborate closely with writers, graphic designers and other members of staff.

Skills and Experience that will lead to success:

  • Degree or above in Journalism, Communication, Language or related disciplines.
  • At least 8 years relevant experience in real-time online news operation, wire service, newspaper, or newspaper production.
  • Management experience desirable.
  • Excellent news judgment and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Good understanding of Hong Kong, the region, and international.
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge in chosen specialist area.
  • Must be meticulous with facts, able to work under tight deadline pressures.
  • Top notch English writing style. Imaginative flair for engaging copy and generating ideas.
  • Ability to craft SEO heads and social media headlines that will boost traffic.
  • Self-starter with initiative and ability to anticipate problems and prioritize tasks.
  • Page layout experience and knowledge of online production systems desirable.

Work location will be at Hong Kong office.

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