The Hong Kong Dance Alliance is a non-profit-making body that supports and promotes all forms of dance in Hong Kong. Major projects include publishing the bi-monthly periodical dance journal/hk, presenting new works by young choreographers in ‘New Force in Motion’ Series and organizing the annual Hong Kong Dance Awards.
As the only printed periodical devoted exclusively to dance in Hong Kong, it provides a platform for reviews, in-depth critiques, regular columns and feature articles on dance, dancers, dance educators, dance audiences, and the broader Hong Kong dance industry.
We are inviting applications for the position of Editorial Trainee to assist the editorial team in shaping and implementing the publication and publicity for the Alliance. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in all phases of the production of an art publication. There will be considerable exposure to the dance industry, with intense training and guidance to facilitate a forward-looking vision.
The Editorial Trainee will:
- Assist in formulating the editorial direction of every issue and corresponding articles of dance journal/hk
- Handle the production and distribution of dance journal/hk, including coordinating interviews, articles write-up and translation, administering online publications, contacting design and printing houses as well as distribution points
- Track project budgets and maintain accurate documentation and records
- Manage the online platforms of dance journal/hk
- Provide support in the execution and logistics of advertisement services to deliver promotional packages for clients
- Collaborate with counterparts to produce publicity materials for the Alliance
- Undertake any other duties as assigned
The Editorial Trainee should:
- Be a Hong Kong permanent resident of age 18 or above
- Possess a recognised university degree in journalism / arts administration / cultural studies / languages / communications, which was obtained within the past 3 years
- Preferably have 1-2 year(s) of work experience; fresh graduates are also welcome
- Be a responsible and self-motivated team player who is also able to work independently and under pressure
- Be comfortable with meeting tight publishing schedules and possible follow-up work during unconventional hours
- Be detail-oriented and always strive for accuracy and precision
- Demonstrate strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Be familiar with and have substantial interest in the publishing and/or performing arts industry
- Write and speak fluent English and Chinese
- Have elementary knowledge in graphic design
Immediate availability is preferred.
Interested parties are invited to send a detailed CV with a cover letter in English indicating current and expected salaries along with date of availability to email@example.com by 9 June 2021 (Wednesday) 12 noon.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview. Applicants may consider their application unsuccessful if they do not hear from us within 4 weeks from the closing date.
Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only and will be treated confidentially.
This is a full-time position supported by the Arts Production Internship Scheme of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
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