Hong Kong Media Moves: February 2018
Find out who’s moving where in Hong Kong’s busy media landscape, in association with Telum Media. Also, see job listings for the region.
Dorothy So returns to Time Out Hong Kong
Having returned as Editor-in-Chief, Dorothy So now leads Time Out Hong Kong‘s English and Chinese content teams for print, video and online. Dorothy was with Time Out Hong Kong previously as a Food Editor and later at Bauer Media as Entertainment Editor. She also spent some time in New York, completing her Master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University.
New media venture CDOTrends led by Winston Thomas
Winston Thomas now heads CDOTrends, a new online platform covering digital trends, insights and news for chief digital officers and digital and transformation leaders. Previously, he was the North Asia Editor for CMO Innovation. CDOTrends will cover all news across Asia Pacific and Australia from digital strategy, AI and machine learning, customer experience management, digital privacy, analytics to case studies.
Jeffrey Ng now with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Jeffrey Ng, previously a Senior editor at The Wall Street Journal, has moved into communications with his role as Senior Vice President for Media Relations with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. Jeffrey, who had been with Dow Jones since 2004, is responsible at HKEX for international media engagement, among other duties.
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Wall Street Journal – Project Manager
The Wall Street Journal is looking for a project manager overseeing a series of video packages on business and financial news. The ideal candidate would have strong journalism background and experience in conceptualising news features. The person will be asked to write scripts, work with videographers, edit their packages and manage the timeline for the project. He or she will be working with reporters and editors throughout the region and in NY. The contract period will be from April to September 2018. The position will be based in Hong Kong. Those interested please contact [email protected]
RT / Ruptly (Asia-Pacific Bureau) – Planning / Field Producer
Ruptly News Agency is looking for an experienced video journalist / Producer to join our Beijing-based Asia-Pacific Bureau as a Planning / Field Producer. What we are looking for in the ideal Producer is a fusion of researcher, videographer, news gatherer and planner, that strives to be behind every story and ready to go into the field when necessary. As a producer for the Asia-Pacific region, the candidate will primarily be expected to have a strong editorial conscience and a nose for offbeat stories, as well as be ready to travel when required to work on planned coverage and breaking news stories on the field. The producer will also be tasked with filming and editing semi-raw news-agency style news video packages from time to time, so a knowledge of basic video standards and filming experience will be highly valued. Proficiency in Chinese strongly preferred.
You will join three other producers and one researcher in our bureau, and work closely with the Asia-Pacific planning producer on all future news story productions. Interested applicants should send CV and a short cover letter explaining why you are a perfect fit for Ruptly, along with some links to your previous video news stories to Pedro Rodrigues [email protected]. Please also include where you are currently based, and some story ideas happening in Asia in the near future that would fit Ruptly’s style.
RT / Ruptly (Asia-Pacific Bureau) – TV News Reporter / Foreign Correspondent
RT International is looking to hire an experienced TV News Reporter to join their Beijing bureau as a Foreign Correspondent. The ideal candidate will be responsible for covering and reporting on current events and breaking news. The candidate will also be responsible for researching, setting up interviews, writing, and ordering any necessary graphics for assigned stories. The candidate will cover live breaking news and major news events for all RT International platforms. The TV News Reporter will have excellent writing skills, the ability to ad lib, cover breaking news and work under tight deadlines. Previous experience as a TV News Reporter is required. Proficiency in Chinese strongly preferred. Interested applicants should send CV and showreel (and/or other examples of past work) to Pedro Rodrigues [email protected]. Please also include where you are currently based, and some story ideas happening in China that would fit RT’s style.
AFP TV – Video Journalist
AFP is seeking a dynamic, self-starting video journalist and coordinator to run its extensive coverage from China and Mongolia. You will relish the prospect of tackling the challenges faced by journalists covering some of the biggest global stories of our time in one of the world’s most fascinating countries. Requirements: substantial China experience and a range of source and contacts, fluent or native level English, working knowledge of Mandarin, excellent news judgment, knowledge of current events and a flair for narration, demonstrable shooting ability with Sony PMW200, EX1 or similar.
Full job description here. Please note due to the high number of expected applications only shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Those who are not invited for interview by February 28th may assume that their applications have been unsuccessful. Please reply to: [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] with cv and covering letter adding China and Mongolia VJ/coordinator in the subject field.
European Newspaper – news assistant
European newspaper seeking English speaking news assistant for a part-time workload for a 4 to 6 months contract. We are looking for a motivated and experienced assistant for research, translation and field trips. Must have flexible schedule. Email resume and contact to [email protected]
CNN – News Assistant
Full-time position, working at our Beijing bureau. He/she will assist our team of international and local staff in research, newsgathering and production providing ideas and content for CNN’s television and digital platforms. Duties include: scanning local news and social media for newsworthy items, pitching stories, confirming news stories from original sources, identifying and contacting interview subjects, translating and transcribing, arranging and accompanying reporting trips throughout China. This is basically a Mon – Fri daytime job, but as a 24 hour 7 days a week network. overtime/non-conventional working hours, weekend work and travel may occasionally be required.
Applicants must be highly motivated and show initiative. They must be native Mandarin speakers, highly proficient in English, able to communicate effectively in both speaking and writing, well informed on current and regional affairs. Experience in video production is highly desirable. Shooting and editing skills are a strong plus and further training can be provided to suitable candidates. Applicants please send CV, links to any published articles, videos, plus a letter in English explaining your interests, and suggesting a couple of stories you think CNN should be covering in China to [email protected].
British Medical Journal – Freelance writers
We are looking for writers who are based in, or travel regularly to, China who would like to write short features (1000-2000 words) for The BMJ on a freelance basis to delight and educate our global readership of practising doctors with stories from the country. We have a broad readership and are looking for pieces as you might find in a serious newspaper or magazine like The Economist: fact based, authoritative, and written in plain English. Ultimately, we want great stories that keep the medical audience in mind and refer back to the evidence. I’d be happy to consider pitches. Please get in touch via email: [email protected]
Variety – China correspondent
Variety, Hollywood’s oldest industry trade magazine, is seeking an experienced, versatile, reporter to cover the film, TV, and media sectors in China. The position is full-time, based in China, and comes with a J-visa. The mission is to break news and develop enterprising features for Variety’s website and weekly magazine (in English). Proficiency in Chinese strongly preferred; knowledge of the entertainment industry preferred but not imperative. Applicants should send CV and clips/links to Variety International Editor Henry Chu ([email protected]) and Asia Bureau Chief Patrick Frater ([email protected])