Jobs at HKFP

Run by journalists, not-for-profit and completely independent, Hong Kong Free Press invites applicants to join our multi-media, multi-lingual team.


Whether it be covering elections, questioning top officials at press conferences, producing breaking news from the High Court, or live-blogging protests, HKFP’s hard-working team is on the front line of Hong Kong’s political twists and turns every day. We are in a privileged position to record the first draft of history, and share our stories with the world during a period of rapid change for the city.

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All staff at HKFP have a high level of responsibility, independence and complete freedom to chase their own stories – we have no junior staff, and there is no such thing as a “slow news day.” If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to launch your career, or help shape the future of the city’s most exciting news start-up, consider applying to join our newsroom.


HKFP is seeking a full-time China Reporter to join our team at The Hive, Wong Chuk Hang

Duties:

HKFP’s China reporter will monitor developments in the mainland, Macau and Taiwan, foster contacts, and write stories relating to politics and civil liberties. They will be expected to pitch original features, and work on the local news beat during busy times. They will also need to support fellow staff members and complete occasional production tasks, such as preparing photos, our newsletter or externally produced content. This role is open to fresh graduates.

Requirements:

  • English-language fluency and the ability to read Chinese are essential.
  • Candidates must be self-directed, full of story ideas and already be familiar with local and national politics and news.
  • We favour applicants who can demonstrate some experience in writing hard news stories, with speed and in the appropriate style.
  • 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 and social networks would be a bonus.

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Starting salary of HK$17,000-HK$19,000 depending upon experience. The full-time contract is subject to a two-month probation period at 80% pay.
  • 14-days of leave per annum in the first year (rising to 21 days in the third contract), in addition to all Hong Kong public and statutory holidays
  • International healthcare, dental and physio.
  • Three months maternity and paternity leave.
  • HKFP covers Hong Kong Journalists Association membership.
  • Staff receive occasional bonuses, and mobile phone bills are reimbursed.
  • All staff enjoy opportunities to work remotely from home, or abroad.
  • HKFP staff enjoy the many benefits of working at The Hive co-working space across Hong Kong and Asia.

HKFP encourages applications from candidates from minority backgrounds.

Send your CV to [email protected] – please tell us about yourself, why you would like to work with us and how you fit the requirements by June 22, 2019. All applications are read and considered. Only successful applicants will be contacted within 1 week. HKFP’s recruitment process includes an interview, written tests, reference checks and trial sessions.


HKFP is seeking a full-time Managing Editor to join our team at The Hive, Wong Chuk Hang

Duties:

HKFP editors edit, re-write, polish and fact-check up to six daily news stories, manage the homepage and prepare, schedule and promote each piece across social media. Our Managing Editor will also be trained to produce and manage multimedia content, prepare news wire pieces and publish external contributions to the website.

Requirements:

  • Candidates should have experience in an editorial role, preferably at a Hong Kong news outlet.
  • Familiarity with the Hong Kong political beat and an eye for news are a must.
  • English-language fluency is essential, with zero tolerance for errors. The ability to read Chinese would be an advantage. Candidates must be self-directed, full of story ideas and have the ability to write/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 a bonus.

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Starting salary of HK$19,000-HK$29,000 depending upon experience. The full-time contract is subject to a two-month probation period at 80% pay.
  • 14-days of leave per annum in the first year (rising to 21 days in the third contract), in addition to all Hong Kong public and statutory holidays.
  • International healthcare, dental and physio.
  • Three months maternity and paternity leave.
  • HKFP covers Hong Kong Journalists Association membership.
  • Staff receive occasional bonuses, and mobile phone bills are reimbursed.
  • All staff enjoy opportunities to work remotely from home, or abroad.
  • HKFP staff enjoy the many benefits of working at The Hive co-working space across Hong Kong and Asia.

Open to local and foreign applicants. HKFP encourages applications from candidates from minority backgrounds.

Send your CV to [email protected] – please tell us about yourself, why you would like to work with us and how you fit the requirements by June 30, 2019. All applications are read and considered. Only successful applicants will be contacted within 1 week. HKFP’s recruitment process includes an interview, written tests, reference checks and trial sessions.


HKFP has no other job vacancies at the moment and does not have an internship/work experience programme.

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Our mission: We aim to be the most independent and credible English-language news source in Greater China. We seek to amplify the voices of the voiceless, not the powerful. And our platform will act as a monitor should Hong Kong’s core values and freedoms be threatened. The HKFP team is fully committed to reporting the facts, without fear, favour or interference.

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Read more about us here. Read about our impact in our Annual Report.