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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

English Editor, Time Out Hong Kong

Key responsibilities: 

Editorial Operations Management
 Manage daily editorial operations under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, manage and execute the editorial calendar across print, website, e-newsletter and social media with the view to generate highly engaging content and grow the Time Out audience
 Working with the Editor in Chief, devise the editorial outline and flat plan for Time Out Hong Kong’s quarterly English print publication working closely with the design team

 Content creation
 Research, pitch and write interesting stories and contribute to feature articles, news items, profile interviews and other content for digital and quarterly magazine across a wide range of topics, with food and drink as the priority
 Brainstorm and execute new content ideas that help us better reach and engage with our audience.
 Work closely with photographers and design teams to create visually compelling content

Content performance and viewability
 Monitor, manage and provide analysis of digital metrics across website, EDM and social media traffic and performance to ensure overall growth on a weekly basis
 Use analytics and data to assess what content performs, what doesn’t and tactically adjust direction to ensure the team are writing content that are engaging
 Ensure website content and hub pages are always fresh and new content is browsable and searchable by the audience across all sections

Content and people management
 Plan and approve assignments for junior writers and freelancers, as well as manage the freelance budget with the Editor in Chief and General Manager
 Assist in evaluating finalised copy for compliance with policies, style and tone
 Manage and grow the pool of freelancers and editorial intern roster
 Coach and supervise writers and editorial interns
 Manage fact-checking, proofreading procedures and edit copy where necessary

Commercial content
 Work with the sales team and liaise with clients on commercial campaigns ranging from advertorials, social media posts to custom videos and creative solutions to ensure smooth delivery, high performance and exceeds client expectations
 Consult the sales team on creative ideas to support client pitches, timeline/schedule management including deliverables and deadlines
 Work with the Editor in Chief and General Manager to review commercial workflow and processes to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness on a quarterly basis

Time Out events
 Represent Time Out Hong Kong at relevant industry events
 Work with the Chinese Editor, Editor in Chief and management to create successful video content in line with the video strategy
 Collaborate with the events team to execute Time Out events

The ideal candidate
 A passion for and excellent knowledge of Hong Kong’s exciting lifestyle and cultural scene with deep knowledge and relationships in the hospitality industry
 At least 4-5 years of professional consumer content experience, with a strong reporting and packaging background
 Excellent grasp and understanding of SEO, web analytics and social media best practices
 Experience in managing a team of writers and editorial interns
 Highest standard of accuracy, attention to detail and ability to write copy in line with editorial standards
 The ability to work quickly to meet tight deadlines under pressure.
 A self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced and creative media environment.
 Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification
 Experience in photography, video production and editing is highly desirable

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

Section Editor, Time Out Hong Kong

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 Section Editor who is hungry to cover Hong Kong’s ever-evolving lifestyle scene. 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.

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

Key Responsibilities

Handle both print and digital versions of Time Out Hong Kong’s sections.
Have a finger on the pulse of the lifestyle scene and be the first to know about the latest openings, news and movers and shakers.
Research, pitch and write interesting stories with careful attention to detail, grammar, accuracy and style.
Use analytics and data to come up with strong story ideas.
Brainstorm new content ideas that help us better reach and engage with our audience.
Work closely with photographers and design teams to create visually compelling content.
Represent Time Out Hong Kong at relevant industry events.
Work with video team to create successful video content.
Collaborate with events team to execute Time Out events.

The ideal candidate

• A passion for and excellent knowledge of Hong Kong’s exciting lifestyle scene – in particular, food and drink, shopping and style, art and culture.
• At least four years of professional consumer content experience in the lifestyle sector, with a strong reporting and packaging background.
• 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 quickly to meet tight deadlines under pressure.
• A self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced and creative media environment.
• Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification.
• Experience in photography, video production and editing is not mandatory, but is highly desirable.

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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

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.tohk@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Internship Applications”.

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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”.

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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