Apr 10

Job: CNNGO.com Tokyo City Editor (Contract based) (Tokyo)

How well do you know and love your city? We are seeking an enthusiastic City Editor tapped in the life and soul of Tokyo to join the fast growing CNNGo.com travel/lifestyle portal.

The ideal candidate has a network of contacts, can manage a stable of contributors and draws inspiration from the city around them. Savvy, sophisticated, fun and insightful, this person is also preferably bilingual (written and oral) in English (primary language) and Japanese.

He or she will be a creative, have a strong writing/reporting/journalism background, is able to work independently and have demonstrated knowledge and action with CMS interfaces and social media technologies.

Crucially, he or she must be extremely knowledgeable about Tokyo, able to source and deliver content for a local audience on a global platform. CNNGo.com seeks to deliver content for a local audience, so it is imperative content ideas have the right insider knowledge and delivery that appeals to the Tokyo market.

• Manage day to day content, layout and site production
• Source and manage contributors and content flow in coordination with Hong Kong-based editorial lead
• Multiple daily content updates
• Develop ideas, themes, content projects utilizing all delivery methods possible (blogs, video and other AV means etc)
• Photo editing/manipulation
• Editing and writing

• College degree and a 3-5 year experience in journalism/reporting. Additional experience in new media or the travel industry could be advantageous.
• Blogging experience highly valued
• Bilingual preffered
• Highly organized and inspirational
• Capable of managing a group of writers
• Knowledgeable about traffic analytics
• Photoshop and CMS experience
• In tune with the city.
• Sick of clichéd travel and lifestyle products


Interested parties should specify which city they are applying for, send cover letter, resume, and five (5) clips to: humanresources.asia@turner.com

All applications may be considered for other suitable positions within the Time Warner Group. All applications will be retained for a maximum period of one year.

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