Hong Kong Free Press is Recruiting Senior Reporter

To begin in August 2023. HKFP’s court reporter will monitor local court cases and write hard news stories on the latest developments. During quieter periods, they may also be tasked with writing other stories about the city, supporting fellow staff members and completing occasional production tasks.


  • Applicants with court reporting experience will be prioritised.
  • English-language fluency and the ability to understand and read Chinese are essential.
  • Familiarity with the Hong Kong political beat and an eye for news are a must.
  • Candidates should ideally have knowledge of who’s-who in local politics, as well as some understanding of how the government, legislative and judicial systems work.
  • Candidates should be self-directed, full of story ideas and have the ability to write hard news stories with accuracy and speed.
  • The ideal candidate would have excellent initiative, time-management and must be a team player.
  • Experience with WordPress, Trello, Figma, Premiere and Photoshop would be welcomed, whilst photography and video skills, knowledge of the law, social networking, SEO and analytics would be a bonus.
  • Candidates must have the right to work – and be based – in Hong Kong.


Remuneration and benefits:

HKFP sets, and often exceeds, industry standards when it comes to pay, conditions, benefits and work-life balance.

  • We offer a competitive starting salary ranging between HK$20-25K/month depending upon experience, skills and qualifications. Annual appraisals lay out speedy pathways to promotions, pay rises and more responsibility.
  • 14-days of leave per annum in the first year, rising to 21 days in the third contract, in addition to all Hong Kong public and statutory holidays.
  • Four months maternity; three months paternity leave.
  • International healthcare, dental and physio coverage.
  • Mental health support options.
  • A secure work laptop, work phone and VPN.
  • Monthly Uber credit and travel allowance.
  • Staff receive occasional bonuses, as well as Hong Kong Journalists Association membership.
  • All staff enjoy weekly opportunities to work remotely from home, or abroad.
  • HKFP staff enjoy the many benefits of working at the Hive co-working space.


How to apply:

If you meet our requirements, email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] – in your covering letter, please tell us about yourself, why you would like to work for HKFP, and how you fit the requirements. For court reporter applicants, please also include a feature story pitch on any local topic. Deadline: Thursday, June 22 2023.

All applications are read and considered. Successful applicants will be contacted within a week of the deadline. HKFP’s recruitment process includes an interview, written tests, reference checks and trial sessions. We encourage applications from candidates from minority backgrounds.

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