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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 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.

Job Opening: Business and Tech Editor

English-language China news site Sixth Tone is looking for a Business and Technology Editor to help develop and lead our expanding coverage of China’s top biz & tech stories. 

Based in Shanghai, the editor will be passionate about telling business-themed stories from a human perspective to answer the question: Who are the consumers, entrepreneurs, and investors driving economic trends and innovation in China?

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

A strong command of written and spoken Chinese is also an advantage. Candidates already based in Shanghai are especially encouraged to apply. 

This is a rare storytelling opportunity for an ambitious journalist to lead 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 expectations, and availability to — copying — before March 31, 2017.