Experienced Copy Editor (Technology desk)
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong

The South China Morning Post is seeking an experienced copy editor for the Technology desk to work with a team of reporters covering the intersection of technology and China’s rise.

The coverage focuses on technology policy, Big Tech, start-ups, tech culture and venture capital.

Job Responsibilities :

  • Editing, checking facts, rewriting and improving copy with care and sensitivity and ensuring copy is error-free
  • Crafting top-notch SEO and print headlines, standfirsts and captions
  • Ensuring all stories have the appropriate, accurate and eye-catching visual elements
  • Using analytical tools to make sure the right stories are delivered in a timely way
  • Curating skills to help manage homepages
  • Job Requirements :

  • Minimum 15 years of journalism experience, with 5 years in editing both breaking news and longer-form features on a major beat is a must
  • Good communication skills and have thrived in major global newsrooms
  • Tech experience preferred, but those with experience handling a major beat in government / politics, business and finance will be considered
  • Capable of turning around raw copy fast when needed and the patience to work constructively with contributors for whom English may not be a first language
  • Awareness of media law and legal dangers in copy, and of social media as a news dissemination tool
  • Can-do attitude with top-notch English subbing skills and zero tolerance for errors in grammar, spelling and content
  • Solid news judgment; Chinese-language skills an advantage
  • Work location will be at Causeway Bay office.

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