South China Morning Post graduate and intern programmes

    PUBLISHED : Monday, 17 December, 2018, 12:07pm
    UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 December, 2018, 10:35am

    Graduate Trainee Programme

    The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s most trusted English-language news organisation, is seeking promising young graduates with the right skills to forge a career covering China and Asia for a global readership.

    The most influential paper for elite business readers, the 115-year-old Post maintains its widely respected position as an important voice in the region.

    What do we do?

    Our vision is to "elevate thought" and our mission is to "lead the global conversation about China".

    The Post is fully digital across media platforms including www.scmp.com, smartphones, tablets, social media and messaging platforms. Our flagship newspaper is printed and distributed in Hong Kong.

    We develop news content 24/7, driven by world-class journalists, editors, visual artists, photographers and videographers, all guided by our editorial motto of "truth and fairness".

    Our head office is in Hong Kong and we are expanding globally, with offices and editorial bureaux in New York, Washington, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

    The 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.

    Who?

    Talented, ambitious graduates who want to become journalists. Excellent English, strong writing skills, and a curious mind are essential. Cantonese or Mandarin proficiency 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 January 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. They can apply online here. Please note - the next group of trainees will report for duty on June 24, 2019.

    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?

    Applications via the online application or the careers page http://scmp.com/careers 

    (Questions? Contact Training Editor Phil Smith at philip.[email protected])

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    Internship Programme

    Our summer interns spend 12 exciting weeks as paid reporters in our Hong Kong newsroom, helping to cover one of the world’s biggest stories, China, as well as local and global news with a focus on Asia.

    You will be integrated into our reporting teams for stories from economics and protest marches to store sales and typhoons. We are looking for those studying journalism, including text, visual, graphics and online journalism.

    Our vision is to "elevate thought" and our mission is to "lead the global conversation about China".

    The Post is fully digital across media platforms including www.scmp.com, smartphones, tablets, social media and messaging platforms. Our flagship newspaper is printed and distributed in Hong Kong.

    We develop news content 24/7, driven by world-class journalists, editors, visual artists, photographers and videographers, all guided by our editorial motto of "truth and fairness".

    Our head office is in Hong Kong and we are expanding globally, with editorial bureaux in New York, Washington, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

    If you want to have a career as a journalist, this is a golden opportunity.

    Next summer’s internships will run from June 3 to August 23, 2019.

    Applicants should be third- or fourth-year students, or fresh graduates with excellent English. Fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin is a plus.

    Applicants should send a cover letter explaining why they see an internship at the SCMP as a useful addition to their career planning, and detail language skills and any journalism experience. Applications should also include published (in print or online) news or feature articles as well as a full and detailed CV. Include all these documents with your CV.

    The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019.

    Successful applicants will be notified by end of February.

    Apply at https://scmp.applytojob.com/apply/oH3cGTBY9D/Summer-Intern