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 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.


Job Opening: Associate Editor

English-language China news site Sixth Tone is looking for an Associate Editor to join its news team.

Based in Shanghai, the editor will be writing and editing news stories to tight deadlines on a wide range of topics, as well as supporting visual and social media staff with their translation and editing needs.

The ideal candidate enjoys keeping up with the news, will have some writing and/or journalist experience, native-level English writing skills, as well as a strong command of written and spoken Chinese.

Candidates already based in China are encouraged to apply.

The Associate Editor will work with an ambitious team of writers, editors, and visual journalists, and have the opportunity to shape Sixth Tone’s reporting in a variety of ways.

We offer a competitive salary package.

Please send a brief cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and availability to careers@sixthtone.com — copying in kevin.schoenmakers@sixthtone.com — by July 17, 2017.


Sixth Tone seeking Associate Editor with interest in Business and Technology

English-language China news website Sixth Tone is hiring an Associate Editor, ideally to focus on Business and Technology and to help develop and lead our expanding coverage of China’s top stories.

The position is in Shanghai. Applicants should have journalism experience and be familiar with life in China, in addition to being passionate about telling stories from a human perspective.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience as a reporter and/or editor, as well as native-level English writing skills. Chinese language ability is a plus.

Interested individuals already based in Shanghai are especially encouraged to apply.

This is a rare storytelling opportunity for an ambitious journalist to be part of a talented, well-resourced team of researchers, writers, and video and data journalists. We offer a competitive salary package.

Please send a brief cover letter, resume, salary expectation, and availability to careers@sixthtone.com — copying denise.hruby@sixthtone.com — before June 30, 2017.

Candidates who would like to hear about other openings at Sixth Tone should contact our Editorial Director, Colum Murphy, at colum.murphy@sixthtone.com.


Job Opening: Associate Editor, Features

English-language China news site Sixth Tone is looking for an Associate Editor to join its features team

Based in Shanghai, the candidate will enjoy editing features on a wide range of topics, working with our multilingual team of reporters to craft rich, insightful and impactful character-driven stories. The editor will also support visual and social media staff with their translation and editing needs.

Candidates should have at least two years of editing experience in journalism or related industries, and native-level English skills. A strong command of written and spoken Chinese is desirable.

Candidates already based in China are encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive salary package.

Please send a brief cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and availability to careers@sixthtone.com — copying in denise.hruby@sixthtone.com — by July 30, 2017.