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Directory, Events & Jobs Admin
Published Monday, December 21 and refreshed on Mon, Mar 01

SmartShanghai is looking for one lovable person with an unhealthy obsession for details to manage our huge venue and events directory. This is an entry level role for a native Chinese speaker.

The Job

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.

It’s 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. And it is primarily administrational. On one day, you might be updating the opening hours of every Wagas in town, and on another day you might be calling every bar in town to update their happy hour deals.

It’s a great entry level job for someone seeking experience working in a small international media company that’s helping tens of thousands of English speaking residents find their way around and things to do.


  • You don't have to be an expert on the city already — we will make you one — but you must have lived in Shanghai for a minimum of two years and know your way around
  • You are a native Chinese speaker. Reading and speaking English at a high level are required
  • You are highly organized and detail-oriented. It matters to us where commas go and how our listings are formatted. This job is never-ending and will require efficiency, accuracy and the ability to care about minute details in order to be successful
  • You are interested in media and how it’s made in real life
  • Available for a full-time position as soon as possible
  • You are currently based in China

What we offer

You’ll be working in a mixed international team with a creative work environment in a bright, comfortable office in downtown Shanghai. We offer an above average salary, flexible holidays and work hours. Working language within the office is English. We use modern tools such as Slack and Trello for communication.

  • 10 days annual leave on top of public holidays and extra days off around Christmas and NYE. No bridge days if it’s a Sunday
  • Flexible work hours, early birds can start earlier and leave earlier
  • A fun work environment. We are a small team of weirdos who enjoy mining the city for interesting content and then telling everyone about it. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we do work hard
  • Downtown office near iAPM with free coffee/beverages/ fruit
  • Standing desk and ergonomically chair
  • 3 days per month work from home
  • Being part of a product that’s used by tens of thousands of Shanghai residents
Fulltime 2020-12-21 Shanghai Shanghai 200000 2021-03-31 has been the city's most useful English-language online city guide for more than 15 years. We write daily content and editorial on lifestyle news and events, we host Shanghai’s largest venue directory, the city’s best event listings; a popular housing platform; SmartTicket, our ticketing service; an online digital marketplace; and more.

Our singular and (variously) irreverent editorial style and focus, along with our genuine love and passion for living in and writing about Shanghai, has set us apart over the years. Our website and apps attract over 200k unique visitors every month, making us (probably) the most trafficked English online media in China.

We are an international team of editors, photographers, designers and programmers, all dedicated to independence, honesty and editorial transparency.

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