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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.


Food & Drink Editor

Do you have a knack for finding the next great restaurant or bar that readers should know about? Are you passionate about breaking food and drinking news? Is food life? Are cocktails and craft beer your water?

We are seeking an excellent, vibrant and energetic food editor, writer and manager. The successful candidate will be an eye-grabbing, informed and accessible writer; will have strong, proven experience as a writer; will be a determined and confident editor; and will be familiar with diverse formats, including reviews, previews, lists and interviews.

The focus of the job will be primarily on what's exciting and new in the Shanghai food and drink scene. Along with producing print round-ups, service-focused digital listicles and larger food-related cover packages, the Food & Drink Editor serves as the publication's chief restaurant and bar critic, who will guide Shanghairen on where (or where not) to eat, drink and have an amazing night out in the city.

- Plan, write, commission, edit and proof all food and drink content (reviews, features, listings, interviews, etc) across print, digital and blog platforms
- Create daily blog posts, pitch and execute feature ideas
- Oversee the layout and production of print pages alongside the creative director and managing editor, ensuring daily, weekly and seasonal deadlines are met
- Have your finger ever on the pulse of Shanghai’s robust food and drink scene; use your professional contacts and social media networks to be the first to identify the next big thing
- Represent brand at industry events and in media appearances

Personal attributes and essential skills
- A demonstrable passion for and excellent knowledge of the food and drink industry in Shanghai
- Existing grasp and understanding of SEO best practice, or willingness to learn
- Highest standard of accuracy and attention to detail
- Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise accordingly
- The ability to write copy in line with highest editorial standards
- The ability to work quickly to tight deadlines under pressure
- 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
- Be commercially astute
- Ability to work in and contribute to a fun and dynamic team-based environment

To apply, email your CV and cover letter to, with the subject ‘Food & Drink Editor’.

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 and The role will largely involve editing and optimising content to be platform appropriate, managing the Time Out Shanghai Family 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 for both our platforms. The right candidate will have a keen eye for detail, be hyper organised and love generating web traffic through compelling content.

- 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
- Curate and run Time Out Family’s WeChat channel and biweekly newsletter
- 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
- 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

- Previous digital experience, ideally managing 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 with a CV and cover letter.


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