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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

Section Editor

Time Out Hong Kong is a trusted platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. We cover every aspect of city living from wining and dining, shopping and lifestyle, to travel, music and the arts. Our mission is to bring readers in-depth and eye-catching stories that mirror the vibrant pace of life in our city.

We are looking for a highly motivated English Section Editor who is hungry to cover Hong Kong’s ever-evolving lifestyle scene primarily on the food and drink section. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker, writer, and editor, who is able to report quickly and accurately on happenings in the city. The successful candidate will be in charge of shaping a few of Time Out Hong Kong’s sections, covering everything from the best dai pai dongs to the latest VR experiences.

Key Responsibilities

• Manage daily editorial operations under the guidance of the Editor-in-Chief
• Manage and execute the editorial calendar across online and offline platforms with the view to generate highly engaging content that will grow the Time Out audience
• Brainstorm, research, pitch, and write trend-setting stories for feature articles, reviews, lifestyle and entertainment news, profile interviews, deep dives, and listicles across a wide range of topics, with food and drink as a key pillar
• Contribute content ideas that will help Time Out Hong Kong drive and grow audience reach and engagement across all platforms
• Collaborate with the design team and photographers to create visually compelling content
• Work with the Editor-in-Chief and other key stakeholders to create highly engaging video content in line with the video strategy
• Monitor and report insights on digital metrics across website, e-newsletter, and social media providing suggestions on how to increase traffic growth and performance on a weekly basis
• Use analytics and data tools to assess content themes and topics that perform well and tactically adjust and pivot to ensure continuous audience and traffic growth and engagement
• Monitor and update website homepage and section hub pages to ensure that content viewable by the audience are always fresh, relevant, and up to date with the latest and contextually relevant articles
• Plan and approve assignments for junior writers and freelancers whilst managing freelance budgets with the Editor-in-Chief and General Manager
• Support in evaluating copy in compliance with editorial policies, style, and tone
• Manage and grow the pool of freelancers and editorial intern roster
• Train, mentor, and manage writers and editorial interns
Fact-check, proofread, and edit copy where required
• Work with the commercial team liaising with partners on content campaigns ranging from advertorials, social media posts to custom guides, videos and partnerships ensuring smooth delivery that exceeds client expectations
• Consult the commercial team on creative ideas to support pitches, timeline/schedule management including deliverables and deadlines
• Work with the Editor-in-Chief and General Manager in reviewing commercial workflow and processes to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness on a quarterly basis
• Represent Time Out Hong Kong at relevant industry and trade events
• Collaborate and contribute to the events team in executing Time Out events where required

The ideal candidate

• Passionate and knowledgeable about Hong Kong’s dynamic lifestyle scene specifically within the food and drink category
• At least four years of media experience, ideally within lifestyle and entertainment sector
• Must be fluent in written and spoken English
• Good command of written and spoken Chinese preferred
• Excellent grasp and understanding of SEO and social media best practices
• Highest standard of accuracy, attention to detail and ability to write copy in line with editorial standards
• The ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
• A self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced creative media environment
• Experience in managing a team of writers and editorial interns
• Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification
• Experience in photography, video production, and editing is highly desirable

If you’re interested in the position, send a cover letter, CV, and samples of your work to tatum.ancheta@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Section Editor”. 

Writer

Role overview

Time Out Hong Kong is seeking an excellent lifestyle writer and curator who has strong experience in both print and digital media environments. We are seeking a dynamic individual bursting with story ideas that will help grow our print, digital, and social audience.

The focus of the job is primarily on writing about what’s exciting in Hong Kong across all verticals, including food and drink, shopping and style, art, theatre, and travel, as well as producing digital listicles and larger print features.

Key responsibilities
• Plan, write, edit and proof lifestyle content (reviews, features, listings, interviews, etc.) across digital and print platforms (including commercial content if needed)
  Have your finger on the pulse of Hong Kong’s robust lifestyle scene; use your professional contacts and social media networks to be the first to identify the next big thing
  Work with a video team to create successful video content
  Collaborate with the events team to execute Time Out events
  Represent the brand at industry events and in media appearances

The ideal candidate
• Must have a passion for and excellent knowledge of Hong Kong’s exciting lifestyle scene – in particular, food and drink, shopping and style, art, theatre, and travel
  Fluent in English and Chinese (spoken and written)
  Have one year of professional consumer content experience in the lifestyle sector, with a strong reporting and packaging background. Fresh graduates with relevant internship experience are also welcome to apply.
  Possess an excellent grasp and understanding of SEO best practices
  Must display the highest standard of accuracy, attention to detail and ability to write copy in line with editorial standards
  Have the ability to work quickly to meet tight deadlines under pressure.
  Be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced and creative media environment
  Have the ability to work quickly to meet tight deadlines under pressure
  Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification
  Experience in video production and editing is not mandatory but is highly desirable

If you’re interested in the position, send a cover letter, CV, and samples of your work to tatum.ancheta@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Writer”.  

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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
 Knowledge of digital video production and editing


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

If you’re interested to apply, please send a CV and samples of your work to tatum.ancheta@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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