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.


【Commentary Editor】

Sixth Tone is currently hiring a commentary editor for its Broad Tones column. You will be connecting with a wide range of people with unique perspectives to share, including experts, commentators, and those whose voices are rarely heard.

Responsibilities
1. Based in Shanghai, the commentary editor will pitch, plan, and edit contributions from the authors. Both editing and interview skills are required.
2. Others work of the team.
3. Cooperate with visual and social teams.

Requirements
1. The ideal candidate should have a comprehensive understanding of Chinese society and know how to explain selected topics to foreign readers. You should be able to establish and/or maintain a network of contacts in the academic field. Backgrounds in economics and the natural sciences are preferred.
2. As you will be working bilingually with both domestic and foreign colleagues, we expect you to be able to communicate in both Mandarin and English and to show a willingness to improve your foreign language ability on the job. Chinese native speakers are preferred.
3. You should have strong attention to detail and a meticulous approach toward work.
4. You should have demonstrable evidence of being able to work under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines.

If interested, please send a brief cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and date of availability to careers@sixthtone.com and to yangxiaozhou@sixthtone.com.


【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 careers@sixthtone.com — copying in julia.hollingsworth@sixthtone.com.

【Feature Editor】

Sixth Tone is currently hiring a feature editor. You will edit features that cut to the core of contemporary China, and ensure every piece is in-depth, informed, and carefully crafted.

Responsibilities
1. Based in Shanghai, the feature editor will pitch, plan, and edit feature stories. Both editing and interview skills are required.
2. Cooperate with visual and social teams.
3. Others work of the team.

Requirements
1. The ideal candidate should have a comprehensive understanding of Chinese society and know how to explain selected topics to foreign readers. You should be able to establish and/or maintain a network of contacts in the related fields.
2. As you will be working bilingually with both domestic and foreign colleagues, we expect you to be able to communicate in both Mandarin and English and to show a willingness to improve your foreign language ability on the job.
3.You should also possess a keen sense of storytelling and the ability to spot a good feature and guide writers in its retelling.
4.Because feature editors work with reporters, you should have strong intra-personal skills and be able to convey the changes you feel are necessary to what the reporter has written.
5. You should have strong attention to detail and a meticulous approach toward work.
6. You should have demonstrable evidence of being able to work under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines.

If interested, please send a brief cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and date of availability to careers@sixthtone.com.