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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 to familiarize yourself with our content and style. If you’re inspired by what you see, drop us a line at careers@sixthtone.com 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 per se, 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.


Policy and Law Features Writer

The policy and law features writer will pitch, plan, report, and write features that bring Chinese law and policy to life. The ideal candidate will focus on telling fresh, character-driven stories, which weave together in-depth investigative research, incisive analysis from both experts and grassroots commentators, and a vivid sense of human impact.

The writer will be comfortable working both collaboratively with other colleagues and autonomously to craft well-written and captivating pieces of journalism to tight deadlines. Along with feature writing, they will be expected to write shorter news pieces that fall within their areas of expertise.

Candidates should have at least two years’ experience in journalism, policy, or related industries, including substantive writing experience and a demonstrable understanding of the Chinese legal and political landscape. They must have a strong command of written English, and written and spoken Chinese.

We offer a competitive salary package.

Please send a brief cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and availability to careers@sixthtone.com — with copy to qianjinghua@sixthtone.com — by April 30, 2017.