SmartShanghai is looking for one lovable person with an unhealthy obsession for details to manage our huge venue directory and write articles based on it. This role, for a native Chinese speaker, reading and speaking English at a high level and a competitive salary, as well as a seat in SmartShanghai HQ with the rest of our team, five days a week.
SmartShanghai’s database has more than 15,000 listings, each added one at a time by one of us over the 15 years we’ve existed. We are not user-generated; we are edited. That means it is someone’s job to keep on top of the directory, manage the addition of new venues (10-20 every week), mark and record the closing of other venues, and generally keep the whole system up-to-date. This requires being out and about in the city and doing on-the-ground research, as well maintaining a wide network of contacts.
As part of this role, you’ll be expected to write articles that reference, showcase, and highlight the directory, like this or this, in addition to the herculean task of keeping the directory organized and running.
It’s a big job. It requires you to become an expert on the city. It’s incredibly detail-oriented. It’s also fun.