Call For Applications - SCMP Graduate Trainee And Summer Internship 2020, South China Morning Post, China

Publish Date: Dec 08, 2019

Deadline: Dec 31, 2019

SCMP Graduate Trainee and Summer Internship

What We Do?

Our vision is to ‘Elevate Thought’ and our mission is to ‘Lead the global conversation about China’.

We develop news content 24/7, driven by world-class journalists, editors, visual artists, photographers and videographers, all guided by our Editorial motto of ‘Truth and Fairness’.

Our Head Office is in Hong Kong and we are expanding globally, with offices and editorial bureaus in New York, Washington, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

The year-long programme starts with eight to 10 weeks of intensive training on all aspects of journalism, followed by a rotation to the major desks for the remainder of the training year.


Talented, ambitious graduates who want to become journalists. Excellent English, strong writing skills, and a curious mind are essential. Cantonese or Mandarin, and multimedia skills are highly beneficial.


Trainees earn professional salaries and are closely mentored during a first year designed to fast-track their development. Upon successful completion of the programme, trainees will move to permanent reporting jobs on their assigned desks.


Before January 1, applicants should send a cover letter, attaching a full CV detailing language skills and any journalistic experience. The application should also include three published English-language news or feature articles from a print or online publication, and at least one letter of recommendation and apply via the online application and please include your other documents with your CV. Please Note - the next group of trainees will be expected to report for duty on June 22, 2020 so please do not apply if you cannot start on this day. 


The graduate trainee programme takes place in Hong Kong.


It is a great place to be a journalist. Since 1903, the South China Morning Post has been the gold standard of news publishing in the Asia region, and has continued to build this reputation around the world. Our credibility is founded on years of award-winning, world-class journalism, plus our deep understanding and interpretation of the issues locally, regionally and internationally.

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