Functional Manager

Hong Kong (HK)
19 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for:-

CUHK Business School
Functional Manager (carrying the job title of ‘Editor, China Business Knowledge’)

(Ref. 1900021T)

CUHK Business School, a leading global business school in Hong Kong, seeks to appoint a high calibre candidate to the post of Functional Manager.

Since its establishment in Hong Kong in 1963, CUHK Business School has gained world recognition of nurturing business leaders with immense contributions in Asia Pacific. The School has been offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (MBA, MSc, EMBA, MPhil, PhD) with over 4,600 students, as well as executive education. As a pioneering business school in Asia, it has one of the most extensive alumni networks in the region, with over 36,000 alumni around the world. 

China Business Knowledge is the knowledge platform of CUHK Business School. Its aim is to promote and make accessible the top-notch research by the faculty to the academic, business and student communities. For more information, please visit its website:

Reporting to the Administrative Director of Marketing and Communications, the Functional Manager is responsible for:
(i)    overseeing the direction and development of the China Business Knowledge platform, and keeping the platform up-to-date with current trends in publishing;
(ii)    building an excellent rapport and ongoing working relationships with academic staff and researchers, and identifying top-notch research by the faculty to be published on the platform;
(iii)    planning and editing all articles by the team before publishing and releasing on the website;
(iv)    coordinate the pagination of the bi-annual CUHK Business magazine, including selecting appropriate articles to be included;
(v)    monitoring the overall direction, traffic and reporting of social platforms’ activities of China Business Knowledge;
(vi)    monitoring and providing content for the publication of the monthly newsletters; and
(vii)    assisting in events held by the School. Working at flexible hours and travelling will also be required.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications, skills and attributes:
(a)    a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, economics, communications, journalism, or linguistics;
(b)    a minimum of eight years of solid experience in editing/writing/publishing in a reputable news organisation or magazine publication;
(c)    excellent writing and editing skills in English to a professional level, good Chinese language ability is advantageous;
(d)    solid experience in copyediting, proofreading, fact-checking, imagery acquisition and development;
(e)    a keen interest in lengthy academic research and proven ability to turn academic writing to interesting and relatable content accessible to the public;
(f)    experience in staff supervision and management;
(g)    strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua an advantage; and
(h)    outstanding organisational, management and interpersonal skills.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for two years commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to mutual agreement. 

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should apply online with an updated CV and sample of written articles on or before October 9, 2019. Review of applications will begin in mid-October 2019, and will continue until the post is filled.  Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

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