Whether it be covering elections, questioning top officials, producing breaking news from court or live-streaming from protest sites, 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 bear witness and help write the first draft of history.

Photo: May James/HKFP.

All HKFP staff 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.” If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, want to fast-track your career, or wish to help shape the future of the city’s most independent English-language newsroom, consider applying to join our team.

Managing Editor Jennifer Creery, Guest Editor Tim Hamlett, Reporter Rachel Wong, Editor-in-chief Tom Grundy and Reporter Kelly Ho.

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.


HKFP is seeking a full-time editor

Duties:

  • 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 Hong Kong 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 be self-directed, full of story ideas and have the ability to write/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 in Hong Kong. Non-permanent residents need not apply. 

Remuneration and benefits:

  • HKFP offers a competitive salary – negotiable depending upon experience. 
  • 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.
  • International healthcare, dental and physio. Mental health support options.
  • A work laptop and work phone.
  • Three months maternity and paternity leave.
  • Staff receive occasional bonuses, as well as Hong Kong Journalists Association membership.
  • All staff enjoy opportunities to work remotely from home, or abroad, as well as opportunities to travel and represent the company.
  • HKFP staff enjoy the many benefits of working at The Hive co-working space.

How to apply

  • This senior role is open to journalists who meet our minimum requirements. Send your CV and 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 by September 30, 2020. 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.

HKFP is seeking a full-time senior reporter

Duties:

  • HKFP’s senior Hong Kong 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 breaking news ahead of other outlets.
  • They will also be expected to pitch original features and story ideas and will also need to support fellow staff members and complete occasional production tasks.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have at least two years of experience in local news.
  • English-language fluency and the ability to read Chinese are essential.
  • Familiarity with the Hong Kong political beat and an eye for news are essential. Candidates should also have knowledge of who’s-who in local politics, as well as 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 in Hong Kong. Non-permanent residents need not apply. 

Remuneration and benefits:

  • HKFP offers a competitive salary.
  • 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.
  • International healthcare, dental and physio. Mental health support options.
  • A work laptop and work phone.
  • Three months maternity and paternity leave.
  • Staff receive occasional bonuses, as well as Hong Kong Journalists Association membership.
  • All staff enjoy opportunities to work remotely from home, or abroad, as well as opportunities to travel and represent the company.
  • HKFP staff enjoy the many benefits of working at The Hive co-working space.

How to apply

  • This senior role is open to journalists who meet our minimum requirements. Send your CV and 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 by September 30, 2020. 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.

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