Whether it be covering elections, questioning top officials, producing breaking news from court or live-streaming from protests, HKFP’s hard-working team is on the front line of Hong Kong’s political twists and turns every day. During a tumultuous time for the city, we are in a privileged position to expand our team to help write the first draft of history.

All HKFP team members have a high level of responsibility, independence and complete freedom to chase their own stories. We have no junior staff – everyone is a multi-media journalist, and there is no such thing as a “slow news day.” 

HKFP staffers have gone on to work for outlets such as Agence France-Presse, CNN, the BBC and the Financial Times. If you want to fast-track your career, if you thrive in a fast-paced environment or wish to help shape the future of the city’s most independent English-language newsroom, consider applying to join our team.

Our mission: We aim to be the most independent and credible English-language news source in Greater China. We seek to amplify the voices of the voiceless, not the powerful and will monitor the status of Hong Kong’s core values and freedoms. The HKFP team is fully committed to reporting the facts, without fear, favour or interference. Read our Annual Report.


Copy editor/social media manager

HKFP editors edit, re-write, polish and fact-check up to six daily news stories, manage the homepage and prepare, schedule and promote each piece across social media. Our editor will also be trained to produce and manage multimedia content, prepare news wire pieces and publish external contributions to the website.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have at least two years of experience in an editorial role at a – preferably local – news outlet.
  • Familiarity with the Hong Kong political beat and an eye for news are essential.
  • English-language fluency is a must, with zero tolerance for errors. The ability to read Chinese would be an advantage.
  • Candidates must have the ability to edit hard news stories with accuracy and speed.
  • The ideal candidate would have excellent initiative, time-management and must be a team player.
  • Experience with WordPress, Trello, Figma, Premiere and Photoshop are preferable. Photography and video skills, knowledge of the law, social networks, SEO and analytics would be a bonus.
  • Candidates must have the right to work – and be based – in Hong Kong.

Remuneration and benefits

  • HKFP offers a competitive salary – negotiable depending upon experience. Annual appraisals lay out speedy pathways to promotions, pay rises and more responsibility.
  • 14-days of leave per annum in the first year, rising to 21 days in the third contract, in addition to all Hong Kong public and statutory holidays. Three months maternity and paternity leave.
  • International healthcare, dental and physio coverage.
  • Mental health support options.
  • A work laptop, work phone and VPN.
  • Staff receive occasional bonuses, as well as Hong Kong Journalists Association membership
  • All staff enjoy weekly opportunities to work remotely from home, or abroad.
  • HKFP staff enjoy the many benefits of working at The Hive co-working space.

How to apply:

If you meet our requirements, send your CV with examples of previous work to recruitment@hongkongfp.com – in your email, please tell us about yourself, why you would like to work with us and how you fit the requirements. Deadline: September 30, 2021.

All applications are read and considered. Successful applicants will be contacted within a week. HKFP’s recruitment process includes an interview, written tests, reference checks and trial sessions. We encourage applications from candidates from minority backgrounds.


Reporter

HKFP’s reporter will monitor local developments, write hard news stories, attend press conferences, court sessions and protests, and will ensure we are keeping ahead with under-reported issues and are breaking news ahead of other outlets. They will also be expected to pitch original features and story ideas, support fellow staff members and complete occasional production tasks.

Requirements:

  • English-language fluency and the ability to read Chinese are essential.
  • Familiarity with the Hong Kong political beat and an eye for news are a must. Candidates should ideally have knowledge of who’s-who in local politics, as well as some understanding of how the government, legislature and judicial system work.
  • Candidates should be self-directed, full of story ideas and have the ability to write hard news stories with accuracy and speed.
  • The ideal candidate would have excellent initiative, time-management and must be a team player.
  • Experience with WordPress, Trello, Figma, Premiere and Photoshop are preferable. Photography and video skills, knowledge of the law, social networks, SEO and analytics would be a bonus.
  • Candidates must have the right to work – and be based – in Hong Kong.

Remuneration and benefits

  • HKFP offers a competitive salary – negotiable depending upon experience. Annual appraisals lay out speedy pathways to promotions, pay rises and more responsibility.
  • 14-days of leave per annum in the first year, rising to 21 days in the third contract, in addition to all Hong Kong public and statutory holidays. Three months maternity and paternity leave.
  • International healthcare, dental and physio coverage.
  • Mental health support options.
  • A work laptop, work phone and VPN.
  • Staff receive occasional bonuses, as well as Hong Kong Journalists Association membership
  • All staff enjoy weekly opportunities to work remotely from home, or abroad.
  • HKFP staff enjoy the many benefits of working at The Hive co-working space.

How to apply:

If you meet our requirements, send your CV with examples of previous work and an original feature story idea to recruitment@hongkongfp.com – in your email, please tell us about yourself, why you would like to work with us and how you fit the requirements. Deadline: September 30, 2021.

All applications are read and considered. Successful applicants will be contacted within a week. HKFP’s recruitment process includes an interview, written tests, reference checks and trial sessions. We encourage applications from candidates from minority backgrounds.


Freelance writer – outdoors section

  • HKFP is seeking a freelance writer to breathe life back into our HKFP Venture section. They will be commissioned produce up to 100 original, independent guides to local destinations, islands, hiking trails and attractions, submitting around two articles per week.
  • HKFP offers a flat rate per piece.
  • Candidates should have the right to work in Hong Kong.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who already have published clips on this topic. Send your CV and examples of previous work to recruitment@hongkongfp.com. Successful applicants will be contacted within a week. Deadline: September 30, 2021.

Read more about us here. Read about our impact in our Annual Report.