(Senior) Writer & Project Manager
Hong Kong


Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Synonymous with innovation, Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions, private sales and retail locations.

Our trusted global marketplace is supported by a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.

Sotheby’s Business Development Support Department sits within the Content & Creative Services arm of the company’s Marketing division.

The team focuses primarily on supporting major business pitching ($5m+) through bespoke proposals, presentations, market reports, pitch materials and more.

The team also works on proposals and presentations for marketing and corporate strategy initiatives.

The Hong Kong (Senior) Writer & Project Manager would be responsible for managing projects from start to finish with a high level of autonomy attending briefs with internal clients, writing the majority of document copy, editing contributed copy, coordinating with an assigned Designer, and managing sign-off processes with manager and our internal clients.

The role will be a satellite position, reporting into the Head of Business Development Support, EMEA, based in London, who will provide direct management, project pipeline oversight, project assignments and resource support.


  • To plan, write and manage production of compelling, persuasive and highly-bespoke proposal documents and pitch materials to tight deadlines working closely with client teams, colleagues across marketing, creative and press divisions, and Manager.
  • To work on further Marketing, Business Development and Client Development project proposals and materials as required.
  • To work closely with an assigned Designer on each respective project selecting a base template, agreeing creative approach, production schedules and design work required
  • To research clients and contexts to tailor proposal content accordingly for each respective target consignment
  • To coordinate with a breadth of other departments as required to collate information and content required for each respective project
  • To keep abreast of Sotheby’s and market developments, and help maintain, update and improve team systems and resource libraries (core text, media quotes, images, etc)
  • Identify gaps in research and market information, and opportunities for innovation
  • To assist with proof reading of other documents produced by colleagues in the London team
  • To support other EMEA team members on urgent projects when necessary
  • To coordinate translation of project documents where necessary
  • To be flexible around working hours prepared to work late to achieve deadlines
  • Qualifications

  • Extensive editorial experience, including strong writing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; fluency in English and Cantonese / or Mandarin essential.
  • Ability to work independently, quickly and under pressure
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • A good collaborative team player
  • Working knowledge of InDesign and Microsoft Office Suite highly preferred
  • Interest in the art & luxury markets and history
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