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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.

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 assist with timeoutshanghai.com/family.

The role will largely involve editing and optimising content to be platform appropriate, managing the Time Out Shanghai WeChat, planning and coordinating content packages with editors, page management and working with our developer to provide the best user and client experience.

In addition to this, there will be the opportunity for writing and content production. 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 Time Out Shanghai WeChat channel and biweekly newsletter
- Manage and update the site's section pages to keep content up to date and regularly refreshed
- 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
- Assist in tracking and planning for seasonality to ensure timely publishing of appropriate content

Qualifications
- Previous digital experience, ideally handling a WeChat subscription account
- Familiarity with SEO, Content Management Systems
- Excellent writing
- 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-in-Chief Cat Nelson at catn.timeout@gmail.com and Managing Editor Amy Snelling at amys.timeout@gmail.com with a CV and cover letter.

Deputy Editor

We’re looking for a deputy editor to work closely alongside the managing editor to oversee the day-to-day running of Time Out Shanghai digital and print products. While there will be opportunities for writing, the role will also involve editing and optimising content to be platform appropriate and planning and coordinating features and content packages with other editors.

The right candidate will have a keen eye for detail, be hyper organised and a have good knowledge of, and passion for, Shanghai, lifestyle media and the Time Out brand.

Responsibilities
- Work closely with the editors and writers to generate content ideas
- Pitch and assist with coordinating regular features
- Proofread, edit and fact-check raw copy
- Ensure content is optimised to be platform appropriate before publication
- Manage the running of our website and co-manage daily WeChat channel
- Assist with the production cycle of the quarterly magazine

Qualifications & Skills
- Previous experience editing and subediting
- Familiarity with SEO, Content Management Systems, Adobe Photoshop and Creative Suite
- Previous digital experience, ideally managing a WeChat subscription account
- Strong organisational skills, an acute attention to detail and excellent multi-tasking skills
- Interest in design and branding

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

Marketing

Marketing and Events Manager

We are seeking a Marketing and Events Manager who will be our go-to for planning and executing Time Out Shanghai marketing campaigns and sponsored events and activities. This person will also act as a primary point of contact as well as a liaison between our clients and Time Out.

Much like the Time Out brand, this person knows everything that’s happening and exciting in Shanghai and is eager to be an active part of it. She/he will create custom experiences and offerings for our clients to ensure that they are the first to know about Time Out’s newest features and events as well as producing top-shelf, branded events for our audience.

We prefer a candidate with a background in marketing or sales as the position will require the creation of event decks, proposals and budgeting. It will also necessitate a detail-orientated personality who is proficient with logistics.

Responsibilities
- Create, plan and execute successful Time Out marketing initiatives and sponsored events
- Cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with the Time Out Shanghai client base
- Partner with Commercial and Editorial teams to provide custom offerings to our clients and events for the public
- Grow and develop the Time Out brand among Chinese and English audiences in Shanghai

Qualifications & Skills
- Professional working proficiency in both Chinese and English
- Some marketing experience in a digital media or entertainment/lifestyle environment preferred, with a demonstrated track record of event planning, as well as maintaining strong client relationships
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Strong familiarity with and passion for Shanghai lifestyle, culture, art and entertainment
- Understanding of the Time Out brand and its unique selling points and positioning

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 Yining Yang at y.yang@timeoutcn.com.

Sales

Sales Account Manager/Executive

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

We value a self-starting 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 good industry contacts and a commitment to creating new business opportunities. 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 strongly preferred but not necessary.

Responsibilities
- Establish the Time Out brand and story with advertisers
- Meet and exceed revenue targets every quarter
- Engage and strategise with senior executives at client companies and media agencies to demonstrate how working with Time Out will drive awareness, consideration and sales
- Pitch and create advertising packages that meet clients' needs and budget
- Identify and create revenue-generating opportunities
- Develop and deliver presentations and pitches
- Related administration

Qualifications & Skills
- Previous experience in sales, ideally in a media setting
- Comfort working in both English and Chinese
- Able to establish durable partnerships with clients and identify new prospects
- Experience negotiating
- Understanding of the Time Out brand and its unique selling points and positioning

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 Yining Yang at y.yang@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.

Internship positions for Summer 2018 are currently all filled. Vacancies are available from September 2018 onwards. Please send your CV along with writing samples and an idea of your availability to tosh.web@gmail.com.

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