Post Date: 06 May 2022

Functions: Education
Types: Contract
Education: Bachelor Degree
Salary: -
Location: -
Website: -

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chief Editor [carrying the job title of 'Editor-in-Chief (Strategic Communications)'] (Communications and Public Relations Office)


Ref : 220000YP

Closing date : May 20, 2022

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is advancing a step change in its external engagement and strategic communications to further position the University as a local, national and global centre of excellence in research and education.

The appointee will support the delivery of high-impact strategic communications across a range of platforms to advance the University's strategic goals. He/She will lead an editorial team focused on the delivery of efficient, timely communications spanning a range of channels to deliver the University's news and content strategy and advance its reputation among internal stakeholders, academic partners, and the public.

Applicants should have (i) a good Bachelor's degree (preferably a higher degree) in Translation, Chinese Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Communications or Journalism; (ii) at least twelve years' post-degree experience, preferably at a senior level, in journalism or a communication / publishing-related profession; (iii) excellent organisational, presentation and communication skills to be able to work with various stakeholders of the University (students, staff, alumni), vendors, freelancers and members of the public; (iv) an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including fluency in Putonghua); and (v) familiarity with online publishing and the new media. Experience in the local tertiary education sector and/or international journalism is preferred.

The appointee will (a) manage the University's strategic communications spanning platforms (including but not limited to newsroom, websites, printed publications and newsletters) and lead a respected, valued and audience-centric team that delivers CUHK's agreed news and content strategy; (b) lead the planning, curation and coordination of CUHK's news and content, championing the communication of complex scientific research and educational achievements to create high-impact content that resonates with a diverse range of audiences; (c) ensure the efficient production and distribution of strategic communications via careful planning and coordination of editorial and production schedules to maximise the University's return on its news and content investment; (d) ensure content is accurate, well presented, and is leveraged for use across multiple platforms including video and social media; (e) provide analytics and content metrics to develop an evidence-based culture of excellence and continuous improvement to ensure content is being well utilised; (f) manage, mentor and develop the content and creative teams in the University's Communications & Public Relations Office; and (g) perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications & Public Relations.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to two years, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Applicants should provide at least three samples of previous work on print and online publication/multimedia production. Shortlisted candidates should prepare a 10-minute presentation in English (visual aids such as PowerPoint may be used but is not compulsory) on a proposed new CUHK online news platform showing key University news, expert opinions, features and news stories, and demonstrate how this will advance the University's reputation and profile. Shortlisted candidates will also be invited for a written test in both English and Chinese.

[Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the same post (Ref. 220000O8) need not re-apply.]


Application Procedure :
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit

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