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Hong Kong Media Moves: September 2017

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.

David Merritt relocates to London with Bloomberg

Having worked from Hong Kong for the past three years, David Merritt now runs the EMEA news desk as Senior Executive Editor from London. He has more than a decade’s experience reporting and editing news across Europe and Asia, including Mumbai-based Managing Editor for South Asia.

Otis Bilodeau becomes Senior Executive Editor for Bloomberg

Otis Bilodeau, who relocated to Hong Kong from New York this June, has taken over David as Senior Executive Editor for Asia-Pacific. His most recent roles at Bloomberg include Deputy Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and Global Executive Editor for Bloomberg Television.

Adriana Arai appointed Executive Editor for Bloomberg

Adriana Arai, who came to Hong Kong last year from Brazil, has been appointed Executive Editor for Asia-Pacific. She now runs the Asia news desk from Hong Kong. She began her journalism career at the Brazilian financial newspaper Gazeta Mercantil and reported on markets for Dow Jones Newswires in London before joining Bloomberg back in 2004, having since been the Bureau Chief at Bloomberg’s Mexico and Brazil offices as well as Managing Editor for Latin America. welcomes Narayanan Somasundaram

Most recently with Business Insider Australia, Narayanan Somasundaram is joining Risk.netin Hong Kong this month as Bureau Chief. He will oversee the Hong Kong-based editorial team that produces in-depth reports across Asia on regulation, risk management, derivatives, commodities, and insurance for practitioners and regulators in financial and energy industries. For more than 15 years he has been working in Australia and India, with extensive experience working in international news organisations including Bloomberg and Thomson has a global editorial staff of 30 including a team of four in Hong Kong. Risk.netplans to expand its Hong Kong team in 2018. Interested candidates can contact Narayanan.

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RTL/FD – News assistant

Dutch RTL Television (荷兰国际新闻电视台) and the Dutch Financial Daily (荷兰金融日报) are hiring! From our bureau in Sanlitun, you will both work on tv-features throughout Greater China, as well as on researching for and setting up multimedia productions on finance, business and economics for the newspaper and our online platforms. The job requires you to be able to work under high time pressure, though in return offers you a high degree of flexibility. Expect one or two trips per month in which you will be assisting the journalist in the role of producer/director. A background in journalism, some TV-experience and basic knowledge of finance and economics preferred, bilingual language skills (English + Chinese) are a must. Interested? Get in touch with Sjoerd den Daas and send a brief introduction + CV to [email protected]

DPA – News assistant

The Beijing office of dpa, German Press Agency, is still looking for a Chinese news assistant. Good English language ability, journalistic thinking, common sense and high flexibility are needed. No German necessary, since office language is English. We work with two assistants in alternating weekly shifts – morning to afternoon or early afternoon to evening. In breaking news situations at night or on weekends we expect immediate readiness. In return we offer one month of vacation. Interested? Please send your CV to [email protected]

Australian Embassy Beijing – Public Affairs Manager

This position plays a lead role in the Embassy’s Public Affairs team to promote and maintain a positive image of Australia in the Chinese media and the general public through organizing media and cultural activities and events associated with senior visits and other key Embassy activities and cross-government initiatives. This position also has the responsibility of providing up-to-date information about the latest media developments in China. More details:

YLE – News assistant

The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE is searching for a news assistant. We expect you to be flexible and eager to your job well, have a sense of journalism and nose for good stories to pitch. Working language is English, so no is Finnish needed. You would help the correspondent arranging interviews, search filming locations, do research and gather information, translate interviews and also deal with some everyday office management. We appreciate previous experience of working with foreign media. Please send your CV to [email protected]

Hong Kong Media Moves: August 2017

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.


Debbie Yong joins Time Inc. in Hong Kong

Debbie Yong has moved to Hong Kong from Singapore to join Time Inc.’s Hong Kong office as Assignment Editor. In addition to producing a weekly newsletter on China, she will create, commission and curate editorial content on design and design-thinking for Time Inc.’s FortuneTime Asia and Wallpaper* magazineShe will also assist with the programming of Fortune‘s Brainstorm Design conference in Singapore and Brainstorm Tech International in Guangzhou. She was previously a Correspondent with Singapore’s The Business Times and The Straits Times, and was most recently a Digital Editor with Michelin Guide Singapore and Hong Kong Macau.

Bloomberg’s Colin Simpson moves to Asia cross-assets team

Colin Simpson has moved to Bloomberg’s Asia cross-assets team in Hong Kong as an Editor, where he writes market stories. He joined Bloomberg as an Editor in 2015, working primarily on the Bloomberg Brief newsletter Economics Asia. Prior to that, he was a Senior Copy Editor at China Daily in Beijing and a Reporter at The National in the United Arab Emirates. He also worked at several UK national newspapers for more than 20 years.

Running Wong appointed Digital Media Editor at

Having recently joined as Digital Media Editor at, Running Wong now covers celebrity events, F&B, travel, fashion and beauty and other updates on the website, app and digital platforms.

Chloe Chu joins ArtAsiaPacific

Chloe Chu has recently been named Associate Editor at ArtAsiaPacific magazine, where she covers contemporary art and culture from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.

Jennifer Hughes to join Reuters in November

Jennifer Hughes has been appointed Reuters’ Asia Finance Editor, leading its coverage of the financial services sector across the region. She joins Reuters from the Financial Times, where she is currently the Asia Capital Markets Editor. Jennifer will be based in Hong Kong and starts in the role on 1st November.

Reuters Breakingviews’ Jeffrey Goldfarb moving to Hong Kong

Veteran Reporter and Columnist Jeffrey Goldfarb is relocating to Hong Kong from New York as a Deputy Editor to oversee Reuters Breakingviews’ expanded editorial team in Asia. He will continue to write about corporate finance, mergers and tech companies. Jeffrey first joined Reuters as an M&A Correspondent in 2001, before going to London where he led the European Corporate Finance team. He started with Breakingviews in 2007.

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DDG Taipei – Media liaison

DDG Taipei is seeking a responsible, creative, and highly skilled person to fill the role of International Media Liaison, working for the culture industry in Taiwan. This is a permanent, full-time, salaried position in Taiwan. ARC and work permit provided where necessary. Application deadline: August 11; Start date: September 11. To apply for this position, please email your CV, a cover letter, and a writing or press release portfolio to Ally Shih ([email protected]), Clara Tsao ([email protected]) and Kate Nicholson ([email protected]). For full job description, visit LinkedIn:

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business – Content Manager – Global Marketing & Communications

Job description: create an editorial plan and schedule for CKGSB Global Marcom’s content production, including the identification of themes, frequency of articles and interviews, and plan to generate content around each event or milestone. Arrange and conduct interviews with CKGSB’ faculty, students and alumni on their areas of research or expertise, their businesses, their personal journeys, as well as reasons for choosing and benefits gained from CKGSB. Write articles (based on interviews and research) that promote CKGSB and highlight its differentiations from other business schools in China and globally. Edit and write all of the content for the website.  Actively pitch and submit work to other publications. Contribute posts for CKGSB’s social media accounts. Native English speaker or equivalent Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism or Economics 3-5 years of experience in PR, communications or journalism High-level writing abilities in English. Ability to identify trending topics and tailor articles to attract the interest of business editors and readers. Intermediate level in writing and speaking Chinese. To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume (CV) to Ms. Ira Zaka at [email protected].  For more information, please visit

France 24 – Freelance TV reporter position

France 24 is looking for an Anglophone freelance TV reporter for our Beijing office. The position entails stand-up live reports (generally a couple per week on average) and occasional voice-overs. Strong preference for a native-speaking freelancer with TV or other broadcast news experience and press accreditation (not an absolute requirement, but close). Chinese language ability a plus but not necessary. Interested applicants are kindly requested to send CV and work samples  to [email protected]

Bloomberg BNA – Freelance/Contract Correspondent

Bloomberg BNA, a subsidiary of Bloomberg producing legal and business information, is seeking a freelance correspondent in Beijing, China to cover regulatory, legal and business news of interest to multinational firms. Applicants should have reporting experience working on daily deadlines for English-language publications. Must be able to work well independently and be aggressive when it comes to pitching story ideas to numerous editors. Areas covered may include tax policy, trade, environment, infrastructure, data security, finance, labor and human resources. Qualifications include the ability to write on daily deadline for U.S.-based readership, knowledge of government and legal processes, the ability to write clearly and concisely about complex topics, and a highly developed nose for news. Freelance positions offer a competitive pay rate commensurate with experience, and correspondents will be expected to file stories on a regular basis. For consideration, please send a resume and published hard news or news analysis writing samples to [email protected].

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