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Are you interested in becoming a member of an international team of passionate journalists covering a wide range of topics in Chinese society and social media, business and economics, politics and government, culture and history, technology and innovation?

Do you share our philosophy that reporting on China from a human-centric standpoint has the potential to be eye-opening and impactful? Does the prospect of conducting face-to-face interviews with people from all walks of life excite you? Do you thrive in diverse, collaborative environments that encourage you to think beyond your own life experiences? Do you have outstanding written English and strong overall Chinese skills?

If so, we encourage you to take a good look around our website, paying particular attention to the different kinds of articles we publish, and familiarize yourself with our content and style. If you’re inspired by what you see, drop us a line at and tell us why you’re interested in working for us. Please also include a CV giving your educational background and work experience, and we’ll let you know if we have suitable openings.

To be clear, we don’t have many set-in-stone requirements, and you don’t have to be a native speaker of either English or Chinese, provided you have excellent writing skills. We hire outstanding candidates from all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on sex, age, race, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, or tea preference.

All positions are based in Shanghai and full-time unless otherwise noted. We offer competitive salary packages.

【Head of Features】

Sixth Tone is looking for a seasoned, passionate features editor to head its Deep Tones team. The ideal candidate will have experience editing features at a media organization, excellent writing and editing skills, and an ability to work collaboratively and creatively to lead the direction of the features team.

1.Lead regular features meetings, helping colleagues decide which ideas to pursue and how to execute them.
2.Lead a team of writers and edit raw copy into high-quality feature articles.
3.Oversee Sixth Tone’s publication schedule and ensure that articles are published on time.
4.Liaise with other feature editors and offer suggestions on how articles can be improved prior to publication.
5.Support news, visual, and social media staff with editing needs on an ad hoc basis.

1.Native-level English speaker with a keen understanding of Chinese society and culture.
2.At least three years of journalism experience, ideally across a range of formats including video, photo essays, infographic-led articles, and/or interactive pieces. Journalism experience in China is desirable but not essential.
3.Strong attention to detail, an ability to think creatively, and a meticulous approach toward work in general.
4.Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
5.Chinese language skills are desirable but not essential.

To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter, including salary expectation and earliest availability, to, copying in

【Associate Editor, Commentary Team】

Sixth Tone is looking for a multi-skilled, passionate associate editor to join its commentary team.

1. Source, plan, and edit articles from contributing writers, including experts, commentators, and those whose voices are rarely heard.
2. Write as-told-to stories assigned by commentary editors.
3. Pitch and conduct investigative reports.
4. Support colleagues and collaborate with our visual and social media teams to ensure our stories reach a wider audience.

1. Native or native-level Chinese and strong English writing ability.
2. Bachelor’s degree in social sciences. Master’s degree is preferred.
3. A comprehensive understanding of Chinese society and an ability to explain selected topics to a foreign audience.
4. Strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
5. Journalism experience, especially in China, is preferred but not required.
6. A willingness to work flexibly and autonomously.

To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter, including salary expectations and earliest availability, to, and copy

【Job Opening: Reporter】

English-language China news site Sixth Tone is looking for a business and technology reporter to join its features team. The role involves working with a small team to pitch and report original short and long-form stories that give a human take on the business and technology beat.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic team player who takes initiative and has lots of creative and unique ideas. Native-level Chinese skills and strong written English are required. Candidates with a journalism qualification and knowledge of finance and technology will be preferred.
Candidates already based in China are encouraged to apply.
The reporter will work in an ambitious team of writers, editors, and visual journalists, filling a crucial role in Sixth Tone’s features team.

Please send a brief cover letter, resume, salary expectations, examples of previous work, and availability to — copying in