Hong Kong 30 Under 30 2015
Founder and publisher, Liv Magazine
Journalist Sarah Fung’s career took off after she was hired as a staff writer halfway through an internship at HK Magazine’s marketing department. For more than eight years, she worked in different capacities at the company, including editor of The List and later of HK Magazine — where she also penned popular beauty column Skin Deep.
She stepped down as managing editor in early 2015 to set up Liv, Hong Kong’s free-distribution English monthly devoted to health and wellness. Aimed at the rapidly expanding wellness community in Hong Kong, Liv features all the latest on the local health scene.
If you want something to get done, just sit the fuck down and do it.
Some might see launching a print publication as a risky move in the current media climate, but Fung believes the magazine stands out through putting its readers first.
“The sheer quantity of noise out there from blogs, websites, newspapers and magazines is just bewildering for readers and advertising clients alike,” Fung says. “But we believe that if we prioritize our readers and focus on making a great magazine, the clients who are right for us will see the value in that.”
Her very first job? Teaching English when she was 14 years old.
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