Will China’s next big story be yours? Apply to be a South China Morning Post journalist graduate trainee or intern

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 December, 2017, 4:11pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 26 December, 2017, 9:58pm

Hong Kong’s most trusted English-language news organisation is seeking promising young journalists for its graduate trainee programme.

Apply to be a South China Morning Post journalist graduate trainee.

The year-long programme starts with eight to 10 weeks of intensive training on all aspects of journalism, followed by a rotation to the major desks for the remainder of the training year.

The coaching is broad-based, but applicants will effectively be applying for a job on one of our key desks - Hong Kong, China and Business. Your application letter must say which of these desks you are aiming to join and why.

Who?

Talented, ambitious graduates who want to become journalists. Excellent English, strong writing skills, and a curious mind are essential. Cantonese or Mandarin, and multimedia skills are highly beneficial.

What?

Trainees earn professional salaries and are closely mentored during a first year designed to fast-track their development. Upon successful completion of the programme, trainees will move to permanent reporting jobs on their assigned desks.

When?

Before February 1, applicants should send a cover letter, attaching a full CV detailing language skills and any journalistic experience. The application should also include three published English-language news or feature articles from a print or online publication, and at least one letter of recommendation. The next class of trainees will report for duty on June 25, 2018.

Where?

The graduate trainee programme takes place in Hong Kong.

Why?

It is a great place to be a journalist. Since 1903, the South China Morning Post has been the gold standard of news publishing in the Asia region, and has continued to build this reputation around the world. Our credibility is founded on years of award-winning, world-class journalism, plus our deep understanding and interpretation of the issues locally, regionally and internationally.

How?

Email applications to career@scmp.com.

(Questions? Contact Training Editor Phil Smith at philip.smith@scmp.com.)


Call for SCMP 2018 Internship applications, based in Hong Kong

The South China Morning Post’s interns report on everything from the China economy and protest marches to store sales and typhoons.

Our summer interns spend 12 exciting weeks as paid reporters, helping to cover one of the world’s biggest stories, China, as well as local Hong Kong news and the world.

Since 1903, the Post has been the gold standard of news publishing in the Asia region, and has continued to build this reputation around the world. Our credibility is founded on years of award-winning, world-class journalism, plus our deep understanding and interpretation of the issues locally, regionally and internationally.

We deliver insights and expose important issues, earning us a reputation as the regional authority on current affairs, particularly China.

Proven to be the most influential paper for elite business readers, the Post continues to maintain its widely respected position as the most important voice in the region. The SCMP’s mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China,” and reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper.

We are expanding globally with offices and editorial bureaus in New York, Washington, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

We are based in Hong Kong and through our website reach millions of readers around the world.

Every year, we hire bright, energetic summer interns and give them the opportunity of a lifetime.

Next summer’s internships will run for 12 weeks — from June 4 to August 24, 2018.

Applicants should be third- or fourth-year university students or be university graduates with excellent English. Fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin is a plus; so are multimedia skills.

Would-be interns should send a cover letter explaining their interest in SCMP, and detailing language skills and any journalism experience. Applications should also include three published (in print or online) news or feature articles as well as a CV.

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified in mid-March.

Email completed applications to internship@scmp.com