Transit Jam is a new daily news site dedicated to transport safety, sustainable transport and the “living streets” movement.
With the District Councils taking a more proactive role in Hong Kong’s transport planning, we are looking for a Cantonese-speaking/Chinese-reading reporter to cover District Council happenings, either live or online.
This would be an ideal part-time post for a journalism student or rookie reporter; a lot of on-the-job training from two seasoned editors, a lively and fun beat affecting almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives.
You’ll need to be diligent in chasing up councillors, finding unique stories, as well as reporting council meeting outcomes; interviewing in English or Cantonese and then writing up stories in English.
Tenacity, urgency and an genuine interest in sustainable transport is more important than English writing skills.
Hours and pay will be worked to each individual: we don’t have the resources for a full-time right now, but could take on a few part-timers depending on their availability and commitment. We could also work out a freelance rate for those who can’t commit to regular reporting but have a few ideas they’d like to develop.
Please send a CV and brief note explaining why you’d make a fabulous Transit Jam reporter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 9410 4988 for a chat about the role.