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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:

Sixth Tone is seeking a full-time graphic designer to work on producing illustrative content for breaking news and stories for our social media output. Ideal candidates will have experience creating content specially for social media, and be familiar with the fast pace of online content creation. Candidates must be fluent in the Adobe creative suite, including photoshop and illustrator. 2-year professional work experience is required for non-Chinese nationals based on work permit requirements. Candidates must demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for telling stories about China to an international audience. Mandarin is desirable but not required. Formal journalistic experience or qualifications are not required. Candidates will be expected to present a short portfolio of previous work, including material created for social media which demonstrates data visualization capabilities. Please send a copy of your CV, and covering letter to by Friday, January 20th. Location: Shanghai  Competitive salary, open to negotiation.