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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 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, 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.

    All positions are based in Shanghai and full-time unless otherwise noted. We offer competitive salary packages.


    Sixth Tone is looking for a seasoned, passionate editor.

    1.Attend news meetings, contribute story ideas and participate in the brainstorming process.
    2.Work with writers through the research and writing process when necessary and help improve the content.
    3.Edit news stories to a ready-to-publish state in a time-efficient manner.
    4.Work with the visual team and social team to edit stories or social posts.
    5.Help develop new editorial projects when needed, and coordinate with members from other teams to optimize stories for audiences.

    1. Native or native-level English speaker with a keen understanding of Chinese society and culture.
    2. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, or a related field.
    3. At least two years of relevant full-time work experience, ideally with China-focused media.
    4. Strong attention to detail and a meticulous approach toward work in general.
    5. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
    6. Good Chinese language skills are desirable.

    To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter, including salary expectation and earliest availability, to