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Hong Kong Media Moves: January 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.

Gerry Doyle now with Reuters in Singapore

Having relocated from Hong Kong to Singapore, Gerry Doyle is now a Top News Editor for Asia at Reuters, where he will work on the region’s biggest and most globally relevant stories in a variety of subject areas, but with a particular interest in security and defence. He brings 20 years of experience having worked in the United States, the Middle East and Hong Kong, and was most recently the Deputy Business Editor for Asia at The New York Times.

BBC Chinese welcomes Heather Yang

Heather Yang is now with BBC Chinese in Hong Kong as Social Media Reporter, where she works on Chinese-language stories across various channels. She was the Social Media Editor for Initium Media and previously covered news across Greater China for Ming Pao.

Ming Pao welcomes Grace Lam

Grace Lam joined Ming Pao this week as a Senior Reporter with a heavy focus on innovation and technology. She previously worked at as a Reporter.

Navin G. Ahuja joins Hong Kong Lawyer

Having recently joined Reuters as the Lead Editor for Hong Kong Lawyer, Navin G. Ahuja now oversees the content of the company’s monthly magazine which provides the Hong Kong legal community with news and insights to keep abreast of the latest legal trends and developments. He was previously with Asian Dispute Review. He completed his Master of Laws and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Law at City University of Hong Kong.

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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])

The Economist – News Assistant

The Economist seeks to hire a full-time Chinese news assistant in the Beijing bureau. The basic requirements and responsibilities are: fluent English; research skills; extensive reading about current events, academic research, high politics and social trends; pitching story ideas; identifying interview candidates and arranging reporting trips; translation during interviews; some office management.

Competency and enthusiasm in all the above areas is necessary for the job, but not sufficient. We’d like to see how you think about stories in China: what sorts of stories should we be doing, and why? We are not asking you for a list of ideas–you can tell us what you’ve read that you like or don’t like about coverage of China, and what you feel has been neglected. To that end, in addition to a one-page CV, your application should consist of a cover letter, in English, of no more than 500 words.

Interested applicants please send a CV and a cover letter to [email protected] by the end of business on January 12th.

Belgian/Dutch correspondent – News Assistant

As China correspondent for the Dutch newspaper Trouw (忠诚报) and some Belgian and Dutch weeklies, I am looking for a full-time news assistant in Beijing. Your main job will be to follow up on news in the Chinese media, contact sources, arrange interviews and reporting trips, conduct research and translate/interpret interviews.


– Native speaker of Mandarin, good level of English (or Dutch)

– Good communication skills, an understanding of European media

– Journalistic values: a critical sense, curious nature and outstanding integrity

– Flexibility / stress resistant / quick problem solving skills / willing to go the extra mile for a good story

– Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or media studies, is a plus

– Former experience in (foreign) media, with references, is a plus (junior position)

I have over thirteen years experience in journalism and can offer you an interesting job experience with lots of travelling in China and opportunities for learning on the job. If you’re interested, send your curriculum vitae and a motivation letter to Leen Vervaeke, [email protected], with ‘news assistant’ in the subject line.

S&P – Reporters 

S&P Global Market Intelligence’s real-time, subscription-based news service is looking to add two journalists to its Hong Kong bureau. The dynamic newsroom is looking for: a senior reporter to cover financial institutions in China (more information here); and an associate editor/reporter to cover Asian media, entertainment, communications and technology sector (more information here). Interested candidates please email their CV to [email protected] and indicate in subject header the role of interest; or they can apply online via the links above.

Women’s Wear Daily – News Assistant

Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) is looking for a part-time news assistant for its newly-set up Beijing bureau. The assistant will be responsible for scanning daily headlines, monitoring social media, transcribing and light admin work, and can be done remotely. WWD is the global leader covering the business of fashion and beauty. Coverage scope includes retail trends, fashion shows, ceo and influencer profiles, textiles, sourcing and manufacturing. For more background please see: Email Tiffany Ap at [email protected] to get in touch.

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