Hong Kong Free Press is a non-profit, English-language news source covering local and national affairs. Join our team and help shape the future of the city’s most exciting news start-up.
Full-time Managing Editor
We are seeking a full-time Managing Editor to join our hard-working team of four in Kennedy Town. HKFP editors edit, re-write, polish and fact-check up to a dozen daily news stories, manage the homepage and prepare, schedule and promote each piece across social media. Editors will also be required to guide 3-4 reporters through the news day, carry out occasional first-hand reporting, direct schedule and manage multimedia content, and prepare news wire and external contributions for the website.
- Candidates must have a minimum of two years experience in an editorial role, preferably at a Hong Kong news outlet.
- English-language fluency and the ability to read Chinese are essential.
- Familiarity with the Hong Kong political beat and an eye for news are a must.
- All of our reporting staff have a high level of responsibility, publishing several news stories daily. Candidates must be self-directed, full of story ideas and have the ability to write and edit hard news stories with accuracy and speed.
- The ideal candidate would have excellent initiative, time-management and team-working skills. Experience with WordPress, Premiere and Photoshop are preferable. Photography and video skills, knowledge of the law, social networks, SEO and analytics would be desirable.
- Open only to permanent residents or those who already have the right to work in Hong Kong – we cannot provide work visas.
HKFP staff receive a competitive salary and holidays, HKJA membership, and the many benefits of working at The Hive co-working space in Kennedy Town. Send your CV to [email protected] – tell us about yourself and why you would like to work with us. Deadline: November 30, 2017. All applications are read and considered. Successful applicants will be contacted within three working days. HKFP’s recruitment process includes an interview, a short written test and trial sessions.
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