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Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Today, Time Out operates in 315 cities across 58 countries, bringing its honest voice for discovery to audiences around the world.

No one knows your city like Time Out because we’ve been discovering the brilliant and searching out the secret and extraordinary since 1968. 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. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next stage, bringing the best of the city together under one roof enabling people to discover, book, live and share their experiences. 

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'.

And we've got some great news, we're hiring! See below for current vacancies.

Work for Time Out Hong Kong

Account Manager

Role overview
This is a key advertising sales role within the Time Out Hong Kong sales team, requiring a creative, high-energy, client-facing individual who can drive and monetise agency and direct client relationships with local partners.

The role requires you to increase digital, print advertising, event sponsorships and branded content sales via proactive outbound calls, maintaining relationships with agencies, customised and creative solutions in response to agency briefs, and ensuring each client enjoys satisfaction in all aspects of their experience with Time Out.

This role bears ultimate responsibility for growing revenue in his/her allocated sectors, client satisfaction, and maintain an active, overseeing presence throughout the planning and execution of any creative solution. Servicing our external customers is an essential part of this role, and therefore someone with excellent interpersonal skills is required.

Key responsibilities
• Responding to advertising briefs on time and on brief
• Demonstrate consistently high external call rates; meet with your clients and agencies every week
• Ongoing relationship management and new business development opportunities
• Drive strategic discussion with internal and external stakeholders
• Achieve both monthly and quarterly sales targets
• Be seen as the sales representative in the Hong Kong market externally and internally with support from Senior Management

Requirements
• 2-5 years experience in media sales or sales-related roles
• Proven existing relationships within the advertising and media landscape, both agency and direct, at a top media organisation
• Proven track record in stakeholder management at multiple levels
• A passion for the media industry and willingness to represent the Time Out brand at networking events
• Demonstrated success in managing complex deals
• Excellent presentation and communication skills
• Appreciation and ability to articulate how integrated marketing solutions deliver solid solutions to clients marketing and communications needs
• A solid understanding of how digital technology works and the ability to explain in ordinary and technical terms as appropriate
• An ability to passionately champion integrated marketing solutions and articulate to clients how such projects can deliver on their needs

The ideal candidate
• Must be commercially astute
• Possess a strong industry reputation
• Must have creative problem-solving abilities when responding to agency briefs
• Have excellent networking skills
• Must not be aversed to contacting agencies, potential new clients (cold-calling) or previous clients
• Have the ability to set and manage sales priorities, negotiate in high-pressure environments, and close a high number of sales with direct clients
• Must have excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills and be able to articulate creative media ideas to content, product and sales audiences
• Have the clear desire to hit targets and to deliver rapid growth
• Must have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced digital-first company
• Be able to think globally
• Have excellent communication and relationship-building skills
• Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
• Is a team player

If you’re interested in the position, send a cover letter and CV to wing.miu@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Account Manager”.  

Writer

Role overview

Time Out Hong Kong is seeking an excellent lifestyle writer and curator who has strong experience in both print and digital media environments. We are seeking a dynamic individual bursting with story ideas that will help grow our print, digital, and social audience.

The focus of the job is primarily on writing about what’s exciting in Hong Kong across all verticals, including food and drink, shopping and style, art, theatre, and travel, as well as producing digital listicles and larger print features.

Key responsibilities
• Plan, write, edit and proof lifestyle content (reviews, features, listings, interviews, etc.) across digital and print platforms (including commercial content if needed)
  Have your finger on the pulse of Hong Kong’s robust lifestyle scene; use your professional contacts and social media networks to be the first to identify the next big thing
  Work with a video team to create successful video content
  Collaborate with the events team to execute Time Out events
  Represent the brand at industry events and in media appearances

The ideal candidate
• Must have a passion for and excellent knowledge of Hong Kong’s exciting lifestyle scene – in particular, food and drink, shopping and style, art, theatre, and travel
  Fluent in English and Chinese (spoken and written)
  Have one year of professional consumer content experience in the lifestyle sector, with a strong reporting and packaging background. Fresh graduates with relevant internship experience are also welcome to apply.
  Possess an excellent grasp and understanding of SEO best practices
  Must display the highest standard of accuracy, attention to detail and ability to write copy in line with editorial standards
  Have the ability to work quickly to meet tight deadlines under pressure.
  Be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced and creative media environment
  Have the ability to work quickly to meet tight deadlines under pressure
  Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification
  Experience in video production and editing is not mandatory but is highly desirable

If you’re interested in the position, send a cover letter, CV, and samples of your work to tatum.ancheta@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Writer”.  

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Editorial internship

Reckon you’ve got what it takes to write for Time Out? We’re looking for highly motivated, ambitious and creatively charged people to intern with us. The internship will require you to get involved in all aspects and sections of the magazine, contributing to broad-ranging feature stories, researching and writing. If you’re looking to dip your feet into all areas of our print and online publications, we’d encourage you to apply for this position. Go on. Please note that the positions are unpaid.

For editorial internships, the following criteria are required:
 Strong English and/or Chinese writing abilities
 Good organisational skills
 A voracious appetite to learn
 A wealth of ideas
 Able to make a 10-week commitment
The right to work/intern in Hong Kong
 Knowledge of digital video production and editing

The following criteria are preferred, but not essential:
 University graduate
 Fluent knowledge of Cantonese
 An encyclopaedic knowledge of Hong Kong

If you’re interested to apply, please send a CV and samples of your work to tatum.ancheta@timeout.com or editor.hk@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Internship Applications”.

Design internship

For those with an eye for design, look no further. We’re seeking a design and production intern to assist our awesome team of designers with the production of our quarterly magazine and other custom projects. The role would involve generating art for our site, social media platforms, newsletter, custom projects and much more.

The position would be unpaid, but it’s a fun gig with consistent work and a laid-back atmosphere that offers a great deal of creative freedom. We welcome ideas, creativity and all of that fun stuff.

The ideal candidate should be studying or have a relevant diploma or degree in design and should be a pro at Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of video production and Premiere Pro is a bonus.

If you’re interested or have any questions, send a CV and samples of your work to phoebe.cheng@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Internship Applications”.

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Marketing internship

We’re looking for highly motivated, ambitious and marketing and sales savvy people to intern with us. The internship will require you to be involved with all aspects of the Commercial department, liaising with internal stakeholders, clients and suppliers. If you’re looking to expose yourself and gain experience in the media and entertainment industry, we’d encourage you to apply. Please note that the position is unpaid.

Internship scope:
• Assist in marketing-related activities including events planning, logistics and execution where relevant, working closely with the Regional Commercial Director, editorial and design teams
• Work with the commercial team and clients to coordinate advertising campaign implementation such as facilitating creative assets and bookings across Time Out platforms
• Develop post-campaign reports
• Monitor digital traffic across website / social media / EDM, to analyse performance and effectiveness
Manage readers' contests, product giveaways
• Assist with Time Out’s audience/user growth strategy
• Assist with print distribution strategy

For marketing internships, the following criteria are required:
• Strong English and/or Chinese writing and communication abilities
• Good organisational skills
• A voracious appetite to learn
• A wealth of ideas
• Able to make a minimum 10-week commitment
• The right to work/intern in Hong Kong

If you’re interested, please send a CV and any samples of your work to jobs.tohk@timeout.com with the subject line marked “Internship Applications”.

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