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'.

Jobs

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.

Digital Content Editor

Do the words ‘search engine optimisation’ get your blood racing? Are you a nerd for creating the perfect web title? We’re looking for a digital content editor to run timeoutshanghai.com and our WeChat platform. While there will be occasional opportunities for writing, the role will largely involve editing and optimising content to be platform appropriate, planning and coordinating content packages with editors, page management and working with our developer to provide the best user and client experience.

The right candidate will have a keen eye for detail, be hyper organised and love generating web traffic through compelling content.

Responsibilities
- Curate and run our daily WeChat channel and weekly newsletter
- Work closely with the editors and writers to ensure as much content as possible is search engine optimised before publication
- Analyse content gaps, identifying new opportunities and providing editorial teams with keyword, copy, and layout recommendations for implementation based on driving maximum traffic and engagement
- Supervise, manage and work with our partners on Time Out's ticketing and reservation platforms
- Monitor competitor performance
- Assist in tracking and planning for seasonality to ensure timely publishing of appropriate content
- Manage and update the site's section pages to keep content up to date and regularly refreshed
- Meet quarterly targets for page views and unique visitors

Qualifications
- Previous digital experience, ideally managing a WeChat subscription account
- Familiarity with SEO, Content Management Systems, Adobe Photoshop and Creative Suite
- Experience with Google analytics
- Strong organisational skills, an acute attention to detail and excellent multi-tasking skills
- An understanding of, and passion for, the Time Out brand

This role is full time and based from the office. To apply, please email Editor Cat Nelson at catn.timeout@gmail.com with a CV and cover letter.

Nightlife Editor

We are looking for a Nightlife editor to join our team in a part-time capacity. The ideal candidate is engrossed in Shanghai nightlife, both mainstream and underground and eager to share their insider knowledge with our readers. Responsibilities include managing the Nightlife section in both print and digital; writing regular reviews and features as well as compiling and writing thorough listings for relevant events and shows.

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

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 catn.timeout@gmail.com 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.

Responsibilities
- 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

Personality
- 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 Terrymeng@timeoutcn.com.

Internships

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 tosh.web@gmail.com.

Marketing Internships

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


Requirements:
- 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 Terrymeng@timeoutcn.com

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