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Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Today, Time Out operates in 315 cities across 58 countries, bringing its honest voice for discovery to audiences around the world.

No one knows your city like Time Out because we’ve been discovering the brilliant and searching out the secret and extraordinary since 1968. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping and nightlife, then Time Out is your social companion. With a world-class digital platform and top-quality curated content, Time Out connects brands and local businesses to the city. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next stage, bringing the best of the city together under one roof enabling people to discover, book, live and share their experiences. 

In the evolving digital world, our expertise and our growing community of Time Outers and Tastemakers put the very best of the city in the palm of your hand. We are global, and no one knows local better than we do. 

Since June 2016, Time Out Group is listed on London's AIM stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol 'TMO'.

And we've got some great news, we're hiring! See below for current vacancies.

Work for Time Out Hong Kong

Editor in Chief, Time Out Hong Kong

The Editor in Chief is required to manage and oversee editorial and commercial content produced on Time Out Hong Kong’s print, digital, social platforms across English and Chinese languages. This includes reviewing all content produced, such as articles, videos and photographs, working closely with the General Manager and Managing Director to develop content strategies and representing the Time Out brand at social/industry events throughout the year.

Time Out Hong Kong is looking for an exceptional candidate with strong business acumen, excellent writing and proofreading skills, networking and interpersonal skills, and the ability to guide a team towards business goals.

Key responsibilities:

Editing Content

• reviews content, articles, videos, photographs for accuracy and appropriateness, providing suggestions where necessary to improve them.

Setting Editorial Guidelines

oversees and manages the editorial guidelines and tone of voice according to brand guidelines, ensuring that all content produced falls in line with this style.

Managing the Departmental Budget

The Editor in Chief manages the editorially related costs of Time Out Hong Kong, from full time salaries to freelancers. This includes finding new and innovative ways to utilize budgets to gain a wider readership and drawing up budget proposals with the General Manager. The Editor in Chief will be required to maintain and share a financial tracker of editorial costs spent versus budgeted costs.
Building and maintaining a roster of grade A freelancers for own brand editorial work as well as for commercial projects.

Representing Time Out

•Acts as the brand ambassador and public voice at social and industry events, and should proactively pitch for public speaking opportunities at conferences and seminars to further increase brand and authoritative credibility within the media, entertainment and lifestyle segments.
Be the face of the content team at inter-company meetings and video conferences.

Team management

•Responsible for recruiting, training, mentoring and managing staff on the editorial team. The editor in chief works closely with these team members to develop editorial plans for upcoming print issues and on a daily basis digitally.
•Monitor the workload of the editors to ensure an equitable distribution of content across key and high performing sections.
•Ensure that editors understand the need to balance fast turnaround with thorough and accurate reviews/features/news blogs/listicles and will work with editors to achieve those objectives.
Work with General Manager and Creative Director to identify and implement efficiencies in hitting deadlines and reducing the time taken to close print products.

Competitive advantage

•Responsible for keeping up to date and monitoring competitors to ensure that Time Out Hong Kong has a competitive advantage, working with the editorial team to initiate new features, ideas, content series, trending topics/interviews are conducted and executed in a timely fashion.

Audience retention and acquisition

Working with the editorial team, devise a plan to increase Time Out’s reader base across all platforms through deep analysis of data reporting available, and market trends, whilst supporting the General Manager and Managing Director to improve and maximise magazine distribution reach and engagement.Grow audience across social channels.
Develop new content types including video to keep Time Out Hong Kong ahead of the curve.

Commercial content

Consult the commercial team on creative ideas to support client pitches, oversee projected timeline/schedules including deliverables and deadlines.
Work with the General Manager to review commercial workflow and processes to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness on a regular basis along with English and Chinese Editors.

Time Out events

Work with events lead to ensure Time Out events are on brand and in Time Out’s tone of voice.
Required to host Time Out events where relevant as the editorial brand ambassador of Time Out Hong Kong.

The ideal candidate

A passion for and excellent knowledge of Hong Kong’s exciting lifestyle and cultural scene
At least 6+ years of professional consumer content experience, with a strong reporting and team management background, especially in a decision-making capacity
Excellent grasp and understanding of SEO, web analytics and social media best practices
Experience in managing a team of editors
Enthusiastic
Energetic and committed 
Excels in interpersonal communications 
Effective and positive communicator 
Ability to create and communicate vision 
Strong time-management skills  
Strong leader, good sense of teamwork 
Ability to work effectively with diverse viewpoints and approaches 
Effectively delegates responsibility 
Respects confidential information 
Cooperative and open-minded  
Effectively resolves misunderstandings 
Promptly and effectively follows through 
Explores and embraces innovative technologies 
Effective team player and leader with Time Out staff, colleagues and commercial partners
Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification

If you think you have the experience and skills for this role, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs.tohk@timeout.com.

Account Manager, Time Out Hong Kong

Time Out Hong Kong is looking for a highly motivated Account Manager to grow our brand. You will have at least 2+ years experience in a media sales role and are ready to progress to the next stage of your career by operating with greater autonomy and will bring with you a network of clients developed over the past 2 years.

You must also be a lover of your city, love working in a diverse environment and embrace the Time Out lifestyle across all areas of your life. A good knowledge of the city's bar and restaurant scene is not essential though would be viewed favourably, together with key local sectors and industries relevant to Time Out.

If you think you have the skills for this role, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs.tohk@timeout.com.

Key Responsibilities

• Engage and strategise with client companies and media agencies to demonstrate how working with Time Out will drive awareness, consideration and sales
• Meet with clients and agencies every week (5-10 meetings per week)
• Manage ongoing relationships and actively seek new business development opportunities
• Establish the Time Out brand and story with advertisers
• Ensure timely response to briefs and actively pitch opportunities to both agency and direct client bases
• Meet and exceed revenue targets and both monthly and quarterly KPIs set by Commercial Director
• Develop and maintain a strong sales pipeline
• Effectively use all internal CRM systems (Adpoint, Omniture etc)
• Deliver excellent account management, both internally and externally
• Excel in the ever-changing workplace and work well with internal relationships within the business
• Embody strong networking skills, ability to seek new opportunities and respond in a competitive, fast-paced environment

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Editorial internship

Reckon you’ve got what it takes to write for Time Out? We’re looking for highly motivated, ambitious and creatively charged people to intern with us. The internship will require you to get involved in all aspects and sections of the magazine, contributing to broad-ranging feature stories, researching and writing. If you’re looking to dip your feet into all areas of our print and online publications, we’d encourage you to apply for this position. Go on. Please note that the positions are unpaid.

For editorial internships, the following criteria are required:
 Strong English and/or Chinese writing abilities
 Good organisational skills
 A voracious appetite to learn
 A wealth of ideas
 Able to make a 10-week commitment
The right to work/intern in Hong Kong

The following criteria are preferred, but not essential:
 University graduate
 Fluent knowledge of Cantonese
 An encyclopaedic knowledge of Hong Kong

If you’re interested in any of the above positions, send a CV and two samples of your work to jobs.hk@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Internship Applications”.

Design internship

For those with an eye for design, look no further. We’re seeking a design and production intern to assist our awesome team of designers with the production of our quarterly magazine and other custom projects. The role would involve generating art for our site, social media platforms, newsletter, custom projects and much more.

The position would be unpaid, but it’s a fun gig with consistent work and a laid-back atmosphere that offers a great deal of creative freedom. We welcome ideas, creativity and all of that fun stuff.

The ideal candidate should be studying or have a relevant diploma or degree in design and should be a pro at Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of video production and Premiere Pro is a bonus.

If you’re interested or have any questions, send a CV and samples of your work to phoebe.cheng@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Internship Applications”.

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Marketing internship

We’re looking for highly motivated, ambitious and marketing and sales savvy people to intern with us. The internship will require you to be involved with all aspects of the Commercial department, liaising with internal stakeholders, clients and suppliers. If you’re looking to expose yourself and gain experience in the media and entertainment industry, we’d encourage you to apply. Please note that the position is unpaid.

Internship scope:
• Assist in marketing-related activities including events planning, logistics and execution where relevant, working closely with the Regional Commercial Director, editorial and design teams
• Work with the commercial team and clients to coordinate advertising campaign implementation such as facilitating creative assets and bookings across Time Out platforms
• Develop post-campaign reports
• Monitor digital traffic across website / social media / EDM, to analyse performance and effectiveness
Manage readers' contests, product giveaways
• Assist with Time Out’s audience/user growth strategy
• Assist with print distribution strategy

For marketing internships, the following criteria are required:
• Strong English and/or Chinese writing and communication abilities
• Good organisational skills
• A voracious appetite to learn
• A wealth of ideas
• Able to make a minimum 10-week commitment
• The right to work/intern in Hong Kong

If you’re interested, please send a CV and any samples of your work to nicholas.chan@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Internship Applications”.

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