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WORK WITH SHANGHAIIST

The following positions are currently open:

Shanghaiist is looking for interns with an interest in journalism, new media and blogging. They should possess good people skills and have a talent for producing crisp, concise copy.

Interns will be expected to possess a wide variety of interests, as Shanghaiist covers a wide spectrum of life in Shanghai/China, including: arts, culture, sports, music, food, parties, events, business, human rights, politics, environment, LGBT issues, religion, technology, etc.

Someone well-versed in the Shanghai scene who would be willing to cover events around the city is a plus!

Qualifications:

• Basic reporting experience
• Experience in writing and maintaining a blog
• Familiarity with or willingness to learn the workings of the Movable Type blog software
• Familiarity with or willingness to learn basic HTML
• Familiarity with or willingness to operate Adobe Photoshop, or some other picture editing software
• Good aesthetic sense
• An excellent command of grammar, spelling, punctuation and style
• Extremely detail oriented, organized, able to work under deadlines
• Proficiency in Mandarin, though not required, will be a plus

Basic responsibilities include fact-checking, copy-editing of stories submitted by our team of freelance contributors, researching on the internet and pitching story ideas.

Shanghaiist interns walk away with gained understanding of all aspects of online publishing, from the daily news cycle to reader interactivity.

Interns willing to work full-time may be paid a small honorarium. Part-time interns should be available to work at least 2 days a week. Internships last 3 months.

Interested candidates should send an email to [email protected] with ‘Editorial Internship’ in the subject line.

About us

Shanghaiist exists to educate, entertain and inform our readers in bite-sized portions, keeping them up to speed with:
• The top stories/issues of the day in China
• The talk of the town
• Where to go, what to do in Shanghai
Since its founding in 2005, Shanghaiist has grown to become one of the leading English-language China websites, boasting over 4 million followers across Facebook, WeChat, Weibo, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

 

Who we’re looking for

The Video Storyteller will be responsible for creating a compelling editorial experience for all of Shanghaiist’s video productions, ensuring that they meet the aims of Shanghaiist’s wider content strategy, and are of a quality worthy of Shanghaiist.

The successful candidate will be:
• an organized self-starter with a solid editorial experience
• a hands-on editor with a natural instinct for what makes a headline clickable
• a quick, creative thinker with a talent for producing crisp, concise copy,
• a passionate advocate of Shanghaiist and everything it stands for,
• a lover of the city – someone that possesses a strong knowledge of Shanghai and the people, places and events that make it tick

 

Duties and responsibilities

• To create the most interesting, share-worthy and entertaining video content through a uniquely Shanghaiist lens
• Generate ideas for video stories and see them through to fruition
• Collaborate closely with videographer to create the most interesting, fun-to-watch videos
• Complete high-volume asset delivery in crafting and curating content
• Work with the sales and marketing teams to maintain and develop strongly external working relationships
• Ensure all video content is well optimized

 

Qualifications

• Editorial experience in news or lifestyle reporting with established outlets
• Ability to work in a fast-paced (often chaotic) web production environment
• Excellent English writing, interviewing and copy-editing skills
• Sharp eye for visual news elements and video storytelling
• Demonstrable track record of producing content that engages users and grows audience
• Proven ability to work effectively with editorial, and sales/marketing teams
• Strong knowledge of Shanghai with a desire to constantly be uncovering the latest and greatest things happening in the city

 

Working conditions

The ability to work in the evenings and on weekends is a plus.

About us

Manifesto Inc is a creative and communications agency that seeks to help clients articulate their brand story, and to get it heard by the right people. A creative collective of writers, storytellers, journalists, designers, videographers, producers, geeks and artists, we know what it takes to get people talking.

Shanghaiist exists to educate, entertain and inform our readers in bite-sized portions, keeping them up to speed with:
• The top stories/issues of the day in China
• The talk of the town
• Where to go, what to do in Shanghai
Since its founding in 2005, Shanghaiist has grown to become one of the leading English-language China websites, boasting over 6 million followers across Facebook, WeChat, Weibo, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

 

Job purpose

Based out of our Shanghai office, the Content Services Manager leads in the sales and execution of all editorial and content marketing services. A leader, team builder and driver who thrives on growth and results, he/she will be responsible for developing and selling integrated marketing solutions; creating and developing content that fulfils overall creative, commercial and business goals; as well as managing and maintaining client relations.

The successful candidate will be:
• a native English speaker with an intermediate proficiency in written and spoken Chinese,
• a natural hunter with strong interpersonal skills, excellent business acumen and a results-oriented approach
• a hands-on editor with managerial experience in lifestyle and branded content,
• a quick, creative thinker with a talent for producing unique solutions,
• an organized self-starter and a good team player,
• a passionate advocate of Shanghaiist and everything it stands for,
• a lover of the city – someone that possesses a strong knowledge of Shanghai and the people, places and events that make it tick

This is a full-time position, and a minimum of 2 years of editorial and media sales experience is required.

 

Duties and responsibilities

• Generate revenue by consistently meeting and exceeding monthly sales targets
• Develop new business and manage sales cycles from start to finish
• Maintain an active schedule of face-to-face appointments and prospecting calls
• Develop and maintain strong C-level client relationships
• Complete high-volume asset delivery in crafting and curating content
• Generate story ideas and integrated content campaigns that meet the marketing needs of clients
• Create the most interesting, share-worthy and entertaining video content through a uniquely Shanghaiist lens
• Manage an entire portfolio of social media accounts
• Work closely with the sales and marketing team to ensure all digital content is well optimized
• Work with the sales and marketing teams to maintain and develop strongly external working relationships

Qualifications

• Top producer with strong consultative selling skills
• Experience in a fast-paced (often chaotic) web production environment
• Proven ability to work with the tools of the trade – HTML, content management systems, photo/video editing, and the WeChat backend system
• Excellent writing, interviewing, copy-editing, fact-checking and planning skills
• Advanced knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation and use of style manuals
• Attention to detail and ability to commit minimal errors on proofreading tasks
• Demonstrable track record of producing content that engages users and grows audience
• Proven ability to work effectively with editorial, and sales/marketing teams
• Strong knowledge of Shanghai with a desire to constantly be uncovering the latest and greatest things happening in the city

 

Working conditions

This is a full-time position. The ability to work in the evenings and on weekends Is a plus.

Bilingual/Bicultural individuals are highly encouraged to apply.

You will work as a part of a small, tightly-knit team that operates on a startup culture.

We value openness, trust, honesty, communication, diversity and the well-being of every team member.

To apply

Please contact us at [email protected] with your:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Writing portfolio
• Salary expectations

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Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
If you do not hear from us in 2 weeks,
please assume you have been unsuccessful.