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Jobs – Time Out Singapore

Work for Time Out Singapore's growing team of writers, sales managers and marketers

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We’re hiring!

Time Out Singapore is currently looking for energetic, talented and creative people to join its rapidly expanding team.

About Time Out

Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 315 cities, across 58 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms. 

No one knows your city like Time Out because we’ve been discovering the brilliant and searching out the secret and extraordinary since 1968. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping and nightlife, then Time Out is your social companion. With a world-class digital platform and top-quality curated content, Time Out connects brands and local businesses to the city. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next stage, bringing the best of the city together under one roof enabling people to discover, book, live and share their experiences. 

Since June 2016, Time Out Group is listed on London's AIM stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol 'TMO'. 

Join the Time Out Singapore team

Regional Commercial Director, Asia

• Full-time Hong Kong or Singapore-based role

• Incredible opportunity to join the world’s leading lifestyle publisher

Role Overview

Time Out’s brand footprint in Asia has increased significantly since 2017 when Time Out Group plc, the parent company, made the strategic decision to take over the franchise businesses in Hong Kong and Singapore and run them as owner-operated businesses.

Under direct management, Hong Kong and Singapore have developed into high-growth businesses with a total annual turnover of £2m+, a combined monthly audience of over 2.5m users and over 30 staff. And this is just the beginning.

To continue to grow the business in these markets we are looking for an experienced Regional Commercial Director, with proven multi-market management experience and the capability to run, in effect, their own business. The role has become available due to the current Regional Commercial Director leaving the company. The regional nature of the role requires an individual who is currently living and working in either Hong Kong or Singapore and has lived and worked in either country, ideally both

The successful candidate will join a business with a roster of brand-name clients, high-quality local sales staff, a strong commercial product portfolio and an international network of specialists in over 30 countries where Time Out operates.

The Regional Commercial Director will report into the Managing Director for Asia, based in Singapore, and it is expected that they will transition to General Manager of Hong Kong after a successful start and then onto Managing Director, Asia in the future.

The role will entail travel between Hong Kong and Singapore as well as to other markets in the region where necessary and/or relevant

Responsibilities

 Direct management of the sales targets and the local sales teams in Hong Kong and Singapore including revenue reporting to internal stakeholders, leading regular team meetings and one-to-one staff development

• Develop agency relationships to ensure new business as well as increased business from existing accounts

• Mentor and develop all sales personnel in HK and SG

• Ownership of key accounts and senior-level agency relationships 

• Open up untapped commercial sectors including, but not limited to, FMCG & consumer technology

• Create best of breed commercial campaigns to drive maximum value for clients and Time Out

• Grow media agency absolute revenues, vs previous years, as well as percentage of revenues from agencies vs direct client spend.

• Assist with product development and ideation including new commercial platform discovery and implementation eg new events series, video content strategy etc

• Take the lead on getting inventory and audience into high-yielding PMPs and programmatic partnerships

• Development of required sales collateral

• Indirectly work with our regional franchise partners to build and sell in regional commercial programmes to key clients including airlines, hotel groups, financial service providers and alcohol brands

• Thought leadership and brand ambassador responsibilities for Time Out in Asia

Requirements

• Fluent spoken and written English, fluent Cantonese highly useful, fluent Mandarin a benefit

• Proven experience of having worked, or currently working, directly in Hong Kong media sales. Candidate will have to prove that they have contacts at relevant media agencies and clients

• At the bare minimum good knowledge of Singaporean media market as well as proof of good contacts at relevant media agencies and clients in Singapore

• Ability to communicate articulately to local and international business owners and senior decision-makers and to think regionally to monetise the Time Out network across APAC

• Minimum 10 years experience in media sales or sales-related roles

• 5 years team leadership or departmental management experience

• Senior-level relationships with media agencies and direct clients

• Good understanding of Asian culture and industries including F&B, travel, finance and tourism

• Thorough understanding of the APAC media and content marketing landscape including video, mobile, social, broadcast, display, programmatic and experiential

• Proven sales track record in selling multi-platform and custom content solutions

• Entrepreneurial, results-oriented and self-driven 

• Ability to conceptualize and deliver creative solutions with a focus on storytelling for multiple screens

• Excellent Organisational skills and attention to detail

• Self-motivated

• Energetic in people management and taking ownership of client projects

• Ability to handle heavy workload, exceed client expectations and requests with strong problem-solving skills

• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and confidence in presenting in front of clients, staff and our audience

• Ability to use data, research and insights to justify recommendations

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs.tosg@timeout.com

Editorial intern

Reckon you’ve got what it takes to write for Time Out? We’re looking for highly motivated, ambitious and creatively charged people to intern with us. The internship will require you to get involved in all aspects and sections of the magazine, contributing to broad-ranging feature stories, researching and writing. If you’re looking to dip your feet into all areas of our print and online publications, we’d encourage you to apply for this position.

For editorial internships, the following criteria are required:
 Strong English writing abilities
 Good organisational skills
 A voracious appetite to learn
 A wealth of ideas and knowledge of Singapore
 Able to make a three-month commitment
 The right to work/intern in Singapore

If you’re interested in this role, send your CV and two samples of your work to nicole-marie.ng@timeout.com.

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Video intern

For those with an eye for cinematography, look no further. Our video intern will assist our editorial team to bring story ideas to life. You'll also get to experience the realm of photography – assisting with photo shoots and exploring the city and producing videos for Time Out's social channels. The ideal candidate should have a relevant diploma or degree in design and video production and should be a pro at Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro.

If you’re interested in this role, send your CV and two samples of your work to nicole-marie.ng@timeout.com.

Marketing intern

Got a nose for marketing? We're looking for someone to join our marketing team, to help develop all the exciting opportunities of the Time Out Singapore brand. Amazing events, witty publicity, innovative social media and circulation concepts: it's all part of our expanding brand. The ideal candidate should speak English with a relevant university degree in marketing or communications.

If you think you have the skills for this role, please send your resume and cover letter to michelle.ong@timeout.com.

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