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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:

China-focused news and features website Sixth Tone is looking for a data journalist with graphic design skills,to create infographics, and encourage data-driven journalism within the team. Applicants should have experience with programs needed for data manipulation and presentation, such as Excel, Access, Illustrator, Tableau, Google Fusion, as well as experience with data mapping tools. In addition, the applicant should have intermediate coding skills. Sixth Tone is looking for a candidate with experience working in online journalism, or a related field. Ideally, the candidate should be bilingual (English/Mandarin), be used to working to tight deadlines, and willing to work in Shanghai.

Deadline: Friday, November 25, 2016.

Please send your resume to with a subject line: Data Journalist + your name