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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'.

Current vacancies

We've got some great news, we're hiring! See below for current vacancies in our Shanghai office. Time Out Shanghai is the city's highest-quality English-language lifestyle media brand, reporting all aspects of the city's culture and entertainment scene.


Time Out Shanghai Family Managing Editor

We’re looking for a new managing editor to lead Time Out Shanghai Family’s editorial department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the running of its digital, social and seasonal print platforms.

- Manage the day-to-day running of Time Out Shanghai Family, including content creation, editing and subediting of copy
- Pitch, write, commission, edit and proof content about family life in Shanghai
- Determine what medium is best suited for a particular piece and work with internal and/or external writers, designers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, etc. to make it live on deadline and on budget
- Ensure Time Out’s editorial standards are met, all relevant copyrights have been cleared and content is optimised for SEO
- Post digital content using our in-house CMS; use InDesign to develop print content
- Oversee the layout and production of print Family magazine alongside the art director and ensure daily and weekly deadlines are met
- Drive audience engagement via events, ticketing and content partnerships.
- Create content that meets individual and team goals (e.g., engagement, traffic, conversion, time on page, etc)
- Manage and communicate the Shanghai events calendar for parents and kids, identifying commercial and audience opportunities within it
- Have your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in Shanghai; use your professional contacts and social-media networks to be the first to identify the next big thing for families
- When required, serve as a spokesperson/quotable expert on life for international families in Shanghai
- Embrace Time Out’s digital-first, mobile-first philosophy. A strong background in digital production is absolutely essential

Qualifications & Skills
- A keen interest in the experience of international families living abroad
- Previous experience editing and subediting
- Familiarity with and interest in SEO and Content Management Systems
- Previous digital experience, ideally managing a WeChat subscription account and experience with Google analytics
- Strong organisational skills, an acute attention to detail and excellent multi-tasking skills
- An excellent communication and relationship building skills
- A high sense of ownership, urgency and drive

This role is full time. To apply, please email Editor-in-Chief Cat Nelson at with a CV and cover letter.

Film Editor

Time Out China is looking for a new Film editor. The role is part-time and out-of-house. The successful candidate will run Time Out China's Film content in print and online, which includes Time Out Beijing and Time Out Shanghai.

The ideal candidate will have an extensive knowledge of Chinese film and film in general; several years' lifestyle writing experience; and experience using a content management system and writing SEO-friendly copy.

To apply, please email Editor Cat Nelson at with a CV and three relevant writing samples. In the email, tell us why you're the ideal candidate for this role.


Sales Account Manager

Time Out Shanghai is currently looking for a talented, persuasive Sales Account Manager to develop creative, forward-thinking sales plans and generate new client business.

We value a candidate that has a strong background in advertising sales, business to business sales or experience in sales for a specific product(s) with a demonstrated track record in delivering and hitting sales targets. However, while experience is welcomed, we are willing to train. The right candidate will be an individual who is creative and has an entrepreneurial spirit, engaging personality and strong work ethic combined with ambition and good industry contacts. Most importantly, our candidate has innate and cultivated interpersonal communication abilities, with a prowess for creating and maintaining relationships.

Personal knowledge of or familiarity with the Shanghai lifestyle industry is preferred but not entirely necessary.

- Quickly establish, build and maintain relationships that deliver revenue streams
- Manage a portfolio of clients
- Develop innovative advertising packages that meet clients' needs and budget
- Ensure you have top knowledge of the market and position within it
- Identify revenue-generating opportunities and implement them
- Deliver presentations and pitches to clients
- Necessary administration

Qualifications & Skills
- Previous experience in sales, ideally in a media setting
- Able to establish durable partnerships with clients and identify new prospects
- Able to explain the benefits of each Time Out platform, using statistics on readership or viewing figures
- Able to have fun and socialise productively
- An experienced negotiator

- Must be a confident and credible individual, enthusiastic, self-motivated and with self-set high standards of workmanship
- Possess the gravitas and personal characteristics to communicate at all levels when dealing with clients and all teams involved
- Show initiative and enterprise at all times
- A creative and lateral thinker
- Hungry to succeed in a competitive media landscape

This role is full time and based from the office. To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to Director of Sales and Marketing Terry Meng at


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

Marketing Internships

- Assist with organising company activities
- Keep in close contact with clients by phone
- Provide assistance to advertising department

- University degree
- Current undergraduates or graduates
- English level 4 or above, proficient in oral and written English
- Proficient in Microsoft Office

Please send your CV to