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SmartShanghai Is Looking for Freelancers, Contributors, Wordsmiths

short intro how things are getting back to normal and we want to increase our coverage of the city's happenings again, and need several paid contributers (it's mostly adming stuff, so writing skills a...
2022-07-13 09:00:00

short intro how things are getting back to normal and we want to increase our coverage of the city's happenings again, and need several paid contributers (it's mostly adming stuff, so writing skills are less important, knowledge of the specific area is more important)

Regular Ongoing Gigs

We have a couple of positions where we are looking for contributers that know a certain community of Shanghai very well, are deelply connected and can help us maintain a really useful events calendar and venue directory, and eventually write some featured articles here and there. You have to be Shanghai based, ideally native or close-to native English, with decent writing skills, realiable and able to meet certain deadlines.

With all these gigs you'll have access to our backend and will submit your content to the site directly.

These are paid jobs. Scroll down to the bottom to read more about the benefits.

Scroll down for what we are looking for.

Live Music/Jazz Editor

We are looking for someone who goes to live music shows frequently, knows who's who, is active in related WeChat groups and can help us list all major live music and jazz shows. Our events calendar is aimed at a wide audience and so event descriptions should be written in a way that even someone fresh off the boat gets a good idea of what a certain event is about, so you'll be required to list each event with short introductions of the bands and music styles.

  • List live-music events with short descriptions for each show directly on our events calendar, using our backend
  • Pick the best shows for our weekly events roundup and submit them by Wednesday 4pm to the general editor.
  • Besides one-off shows at places like YYT, C's etc, you'd also have to list regular ongoing shows at places like Heyday, JZ Clubs, House of Blues and Jazz etc.
  • Keep an eye on new live music venues, openings and closures, and be able to write short descriptions for live music venues
  • Share SmartShanghai's event roundup in live music groups
  • This should take about 10 hours per month and pays 2.000 rmb per month

Clubbing Editor

The average age of the SmartShanghai editorial team is somewhere in the late 60's and we all go to sleep by 9pm, so we'll need someone else to help us cover Shanghai's active (?) clubbing scene (?). Similar to the Live Music/Jazz editor, this person we are looking for is out there, clubbing, partying, knowing what's new and what's hot, and where the crowds are dancing. You'll be helping us with:

  • List nightlife events with short descriptions for each show directly on our events calendar, using our backend
  • Pick the best shows for our weekly events roundup and submit them by Wednesday 4pm to the general editor.
  • Keep an eye on new clubs, openings and closures, and be able to write short descriptions for each venue
  • Help us compile a paragaph in our monthly F&B gossip roundup sharing all your knowledge of what's new and noteworthy
  • Share SmartShanghai's event roundup in live music groups
  • This should take about 10 hours per month and pays 2.000 rmb per month

Kids & Family Editor

On the other spectrum, we are looking for someone who's based in Shanghai with kids, and has 10-15 hours available per month to help us maintain a useful directory and list family & kids related deals and events on our site. The ideal candidate is active in various communities and groups, memeber in relevant WeChat groups and lives in the city with kids and an open ear and eye for what's new and interesting. You'd be helping us with:

  • Upload kids & family friendly events and deals directly to our events calendar. Unforuntely only few of these get submitted to us, so you'd have to be very pro-active in finding good events and deals
  • Pick the best shows for our weekly events roundup and submit them by Wednesday 4pm to the general editor.
  • Help with editing venue descriptions of venues that are listed in our Kids&Family directory.
  • Help compile 2 Holiday camps articles per year (Summer camps, Winter Camps)
  • Share SmartShanghai's event roundup in parents and kids groups
  • This should take about 15 hours per month and pays 3.000 rmb per month

Art Editor

We are aiming at running the best english language arts calendar and coverage in Shanghai (not always successful), and we need someone to join our team as a freelance art editor to get us one step closer

Business & Networking Editor

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Chinese Research Freelancer

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One Time Freelance Jobs

Editor for the Essential Guide to Pregnancy

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Editor for the LGBTQ Essential Guide

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Editor for the Pets Essential Guide

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Vegan & Vegetarian Essential Guide

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Essential guide to Yoga in Shanghai

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the Benefits

These are paid jobs. If you can provide a Chinese tax invoice we'll pay monthly to your company bank account. Otherwise we'll help you to claim income tax (you'll have to pay the income tax, the rate depends on your other income), but the process is a bit more tricky and we'll pay quarterly.

Also, all contributers will be invited to a monthly SmartShanghai contributer get-together for some after-work drinks on SmartShanghai. Free booze.

How to Apply

Please apply to editor@smartshanghai.com , tell us which position you are applying for and send us a brief intro why you ar equalifying. If you've written for other publications before please include some references. The more you can tell us about yourself the better.

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