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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


Role overview
We are looking for an Editor-in-Chief who has strong experience in both a print and digital media environment to take charge of and drive forward Time Out Shanghai and Time Out Shanghai Family across all platforms. We are seeking a leader in the vertical who is able to confidently manage our team of passionate editors and someone who is bursting with ideas on audience development. The Editor-in-Chief will serve as the face of the editorial department and should have a strong list of contacts in the lifestyle sectors.

Key responsibilities
- Management of the editorial team, alongside the Managing Editor, including leading quarterly evaluations and regular meetings
- Work with the Managing Editor to develop and drive forward short- and long-term editorial content strategies for all platforms
- Oversee editorial content curation across all platforms, including digital, print and social
- Co-manage the quarterly print cycles alongside the Managing Editor
- Create and edit strong content for digital and print platforms as needed
- Work with the marketing team on events and branding strategies, including building brand awareness
- Support the sales team by attending client meetings, creating on-brand promoted content and advertorials and handling custom client projects
- Handle administration tasks, including hiring and onboarding editors and coordinating budgets
- Represent the Time Out brand at industry events

Personal attributes and essential skills
- At least three years previous experience working in an editorial team, with at least one year’s experience in a similar role
- Passion for and strong awareness of Shanghai’s lifestyle scene and the Time Out brand
- Strong organisational skills, an acute attention to detail and excellent multi-tasking skills
- Excellent editing and sub-editing skills
- Strong writing skills
- Excellent grasp and understanding of SEO best practices, Content Management Systems, Adobe Photoshop and Creative Suite
- Ability to lead and contribute to a fun and dynamic team-based environment
- Flexibility and a professional approach at all times
- A keen interest in design and branding
- Chinese-language skills are a benefit, but not essential

This role is full time and in-house. To apply, please email Executive Publisher Terry Meng ( with a CV and cover letter.

Staff Writer

Role overview
Are you a silver-tongued devil? Do your words beguile and provoke? Do you know your pop-up rooftop food festivals from your Bund-side boat parties? Good. Because we’re looking for a witty, engaging and enthusiastic Staff Writer to join our busy editorial team.

Our new Staff Writer will be a talented, published writer bursting with feature ideas that can be used across Time Out Shanghai and Time Out Shanghai Family’s print and digital platforms. The person we want will be highly motivated, hardworking, super-organised, personable and willing to pitch in with other tasks as needed.

Key responsibilities
- Creating and uploading content for Time Out across all print and digital products
- Tailoring copy to work across multiple platforms
- Thorough researching and fact-checking
- Generating feature ideas for all Time Out platforms
- Assisting with additional tasks as necessary

Personal attributes and essential skills
- Passion for and strong awareness of Shanghai’s lifestyle scene and the Time Out brand
- Excellent writing, editing and interviewing skills
- The ability to work efficiently and creatively under pressure
- Strong attention to detail and superb organisational skills

This role is full time and in-house. To apply, please email Managing Editor Ellen Schaft ( with a CV and cover letter.


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