West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Editor, Performing Arts (Ref:18407)

Kowloon (WKCDA Project Site Office)

The West Kowloon Cultural District brings together art, education and public space. Our Performing Arts Division supports the production, presentation and learning of performing arts of all disciplines – including xiqu, dance, music, theatre and other art forms. The recently opened Xiqu Centre, our first major venue, is a world-class centre for the promotion and development of Cantonese opera and other forms of Chinese traditional theatre. Our next venue, Freespace, scheduled to open later this year in the centre of the West Kowloon Art Park, comprises a black box theatre, rehearsal studios and live house venue presenting innovative, contemporary performance across all disciplines. With planning and construction for more performing arts centres under way, we are establishing a performing arts environment in Hong Kong that enables artists and art groups to collaborate and grow together. By supporting local and regional creators, and promoting artistic excellence and diversity, we are building a new model rooted in international experience and local knowledge, establishing a wider audience for all types of performing arts, and positioning Hong Kong performing arts firmly on the world stage.


Reporting to the Senior Editor, Performing Arts, the job holder will act as the main English editor for Performing Arts Division with a primary focus in producing English editorial content for online and printed materials, liaising with artistic teams and other departments in West Kowloon to coordinate the production of web content and publications related to performing arts, and collaborating with various working partners throughout the editorial process.


You will be responsible for:

  • being the main English editor for Performing Arts Division which programmes and operates performing arts venues (such as Xiqu Centre and Freespace);
  • driving quality control for all English content in online and printed materials, in collaborating with Marketing and Customer Experience Department;
  • developing and co-ordinating production of English editing for multimedia web content and printed publications related to performing arts, such as house programmes and surtitles;
  • contributing to delivering the artistic vision of West Kowloon performing arts venues through editorial content generation;
  • liaising with artistic programming teams (Music, Dance, Theatre, Xiqu) and other departments including Marketing and Customer Experience, Communication and Public Affairs;
  • further developing the existing editorial style guide and ensuring all English content is edited with accuracy and consistency; and
  • collaborating with writers, designers, translators and any other parties related to editorial and publication process.

You should:

  • possess a recognised university degree in Translation, English, Journalism, Communications, Art, Humanities or other relevant disciplines;
  • have at least 5-6 years of working experience in writing, editing or copywriting in media, publishing, cultural organisations or other relevant industry;
  • have proven experience in implementing editorial guidelines and managing editorial workflows for high-calibre, international-level artistic projects and productions or major institutions;
  • demonstrate excellent level of English writing, editing, proofreading and copyediting skills; storytelling skills in multimedia platforms and ability to read Chinese is highly preferable;
  • be extremely meticulous, attentive to details and patient, and show interest in arts and culture; and
  • be a team player while self-driven, adventurous, and keen to work in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment.

For interested parties, please complete the online application form enclosed with you CV and provide 2 to 5 writing samples of published writing in English on or before 5 May 2019.

Data collected will only be used for job application processing. Your data may be accessed by our appointed recruitment consultants who have agreed to keep confidence of all personal data in not less than the standards applicable to us. Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from 5 May 2019 may assume their applications unsuccessful.

All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards.

For more information

http://www.westkowloon.hk or contact

Ms. Kiffany Lee at 2200-0013


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