Coconuts is hiring a contract Hong Kong Junior Reporter

Police and protesters facing off in Hong Kong during an extradition bill protest on June 12, 2019. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Police and protesters facing off in Hong Kong during an extradition bill protest on June 12, 2019. Photo by Vicky Wong.

Are you a local news junkie with a keen interest in reporting on the historic 2019 Hong Kong protests?

Are you a skilled and versatile writer, able to churn out entertaining and engaging copy on any subject with a unique voice?

Do you have, at minimum, a solid camera and basic photography skills, or better yet, full-on multimedia journalism skills?

Do you have a firm handle on the city’s social media movers and shakers, and experience digging up stories from around the social media sphere?

Are you hard-working, reliable, intelligent, and ambitious?

If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, you should apply for this contractor position at Coconuts Hong Kong.

Responsibilities will include:

Writing original news stories, as well as aggregating and sourcing stories from social media and local outlets — mainly about the Hong Kong protests, but occasionally about other topics as well. 

Reporting on news events and taking photos and/or video to supplement written stories.

Knowledge of WordPress, multimedia experience, social media skills, and an extensive network of sources are a bonus. So is ownership of a smartphone.

Requirements:

A university degree and at least one year of journalistic experience. 

Good command of spoken and written English and Cantonese. Mandarin is a plus. 

This is a 3-month-long contract position that will be based remotely in Hong Kong.

Apply by sending a CV and writing samples to clarissa [AT] coconuts.co.

Coconuts Media is also looking to commission stories from freelance writers and photographers, so if the contract position isn’t for you, feel free to send us a pitch instead.