Work for Time Out Shanghai

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Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 107 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 111 million across all platforms.

No one knows the city like Time Out because we’ve been discovering the brilliant and searching out the secret and extraordinary since 1968 in locations across the globe. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping and nightlife, then Time Out is your social companion. With a world-class digital platform and top-quality curated content, Time Out connects brands and local businesses to the city.

In the evolving digital world, our expertise and our growing community of Time Outers and Tastemakers put the very best of the city in the palm of your hand. We are global, and no one knows local better than we do.

Since June 2016, Time Out Group is listed on London's AIM stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol 'TMO'.

Music & Nightlife Editor

Do you have a knack for finding the next big local artists? Are you passionate about breaking nightlife news? Is music life?

The focus of the job will be primarily on what's exciting and new in the Shanghai music and nightlife scene. Along with producing print round-ups, digital listicles and larger nightlife-related features, the Music & Nightlife Editor serves as the publication's chief music and nightlife critic, who will guide Shanghairen on where (or where not) to catch live shows, party and have an amazing night out in the city.

- Plan and write all music and nightlife content (reviews, features, listings, interviews, etc) across print and digital platforms
- Create weekly blog posts, pitch and execute feature ideas
- Have your finger ever on the pulse of Shanghai's robust music and nightlife scene; use your professional contacts and social media networks to be the first to identify the next big thing
- Represent the brand at industry events and in media appearances

Personal attributes and essential skills
- A demonstrable passion for and excellent knowledge of the music and nightlife industry in Shanghai
- Existing grasp and understanding of SEO best practice, or willingness to learn
- Highest standard of accuracy and attention to detail
- The ability to write copy in line with highest editorial standards
- Flexibility and a professional approach at all times
- The ability to self-supervise in order to meet deadlines
- A high sense of ownership, urgency and drive

How to apply
This role is part-time and out-of-house. To apply, email your CV and cover letter to with the subject 'Music & Nightlife Editor'.


Time Out Shanghai internships offer the opportunity to be part of a passionate and experienced team in helping to produce both our magazine and website. Part-time and full-time placements are available. All positions are unpaid but expenses are available.

Editorial Internships

We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working and creative bilingual Chinese and English speaking interns to support our editorial and online staff. Interns will do a lot of information gathering around Shanghai, assisting our writers and editors to research stories and discover new and exciting events across the city.

You will also be involved in the day-to-day development of the Time Out Shanghai website such as managing our events calendar, creating and uploading website content and contributing to our blog.

Please send your CV along with writing samples and an idea of your availability to