Join Us

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 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.

Graphic Designer

Sixth Tone is looking for a talented and motivated Graphic Designer. He/She would be working with the head of Visual team well as writers, videographers, and data journalists in order to create engaging and informative content to accompany articles and to stand alone on social media.

• Design graphics and layouts for other teams as needed
• Research and design original infographics for Sixth Tone website and social media
• Create advertisements for Sixth Tone website and social media
• Create animated videos and GIFs for Sixth Tone website and social media
• Consult others within and outside of your team on design
• Recommend improvements to our brand’s visual system

• Passion for great journalism about China
• At least 2 years working experience in related field and/or a strong visual communication portfolio
• Adept knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign
• Awareness of trends in design and journalism
• Excellent communicator
• Ability to propose new and exciting design solutions that will increase Sixth Tone’s engagement and visibility
• Ability to work quickly while under pressure
• English and Chinese required
• Demonstrated writing ability a plus
• Familiarity with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and/or R programming language a plus

To apply, send your CV and link to your portfolio to by Jan 31.

Copy Editor for Sixth Tone’s Commentary Team (Broad Tones)

Sixth Tone is looking for a talented and motivated copy editor. They will work closely with the editors of the Commentary Team to produce high-quality content.

1. Check text to ensure it is well-written and logically structured.
2. Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
3. Ensure the text is in line with Sixth Tone’s house style.
4. Check that references are quoted correctly and pictures have the right captions.
5. Check facts and resolve any questions with authors and editors.
6. Be on the lookout for potential legal problems.

1. Native English speaker with strong knowledge of Chinese language and culture.
2. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or a related field (master’s degree preferred).
3. At least 2 years of experience working in Chinese media.
4. Strong attention to detail and a meticulous approach to work in general.
5. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

To apply, send your CV and link to your portfolio to by Jan 31.