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Purpose of the Position:

To write, edit, commission and manage content for all special reports and magazine projects for Specialist Publications and to help with custom publishing pitches

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, write, execute and manage the content and production schedules of Specialist Publications projects
  • Manage the budget
  • Manage freelance writers and vendors
  • Make sure editorial deadlines are strictly adhered to
  • Generate content ideas with writing staff and freelancers
  • Commission articles from freelance and in-house writers
  • Edit and re-write articles
  • Understand and comply with media law and industry ethical guidelines
  • Co-ordinate with sales and marketing teams to attract advertising

Job Requirements:

  • Degree holder in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum 5 - 10 years in a reputable media company
  • Experience in lifestyle journalism
  • Knowledge of magazine production cycles
  • Excellent editing and copywriting skills
  • Dynamic and able to think out of the box
  • Able to multitask and thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Professional, with strong work ethics
  • Knowledge of Chinese an advantage
  • Work location will b eat Taipo office, shuttle bus service is provided 
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