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TWOC is hiring editors, writers, and interns!

03·26·2019

TWOC is expanding its team!

Current openings:

English-fluent Chinese Editor and Writer

Social Media Manager and Digital Content Creator

Freelance writers, editors, and translators

Editorial interns

Events Manager

All positions are based in our Beijing office unless otherwise noted.


English-fluent Chinese Editor and Writer

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and knowledge of Chinese news, society, and culture, and should be familiar with a range of China-related topics, from travel to history. Candidates must have strong research abilities, good interview skills, and excellent storytelling abilities, along with the willingness to seek out and pitch ideas.

Responsibilities 

  • Pitching and writing stories for the bi-monthly print publication, as well as the website
  • Traveling and field reporting
  • Producing original content on a regular basis
  • Taking collective responsibility for the quality of the magazine as a whole
  • Assisting with editing of all TWOC stories for grammar, consistency, and accuracy
  • Working with management to perfect your writing and reporting style
  • Sticking to a strict publications schedule and dealing with editorial concerns as they arise

Requirements

  • Native Chinese speaker with a high degree of English-language proficiency
  • An understanding of modern reporting and feature-writing conventions
  • Ability to meet regular deadlines for quality, long-form stories
  • Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively with others
  • Competency with current affairs and cultural tropes, and familiarity with both Chinese and overseas media
  • A good eye for editing in terms of style, structure, design, and Chinese language
  • Experience with social media is required and an established social media presence (Weibo, Twitter, etc.) would helpful
  • Photography skills and previous journalism experience are helpful

What we offer

The is a full-time position based at our office in central Beijing, with a competitive salary and medical benefits. You will have the chance to work in a bilingual office with an international team of writers, editors, and designers; collect bylines and see your name in an award-winning English language publication; and be a part of our mission to tell high-quality, compelling, and research-driven stories about China to the world.

To apply: 

Please send your CV, cover letter, three pitches for feature stories suited to TWOC magazine, and any English writing samples to jobs@theworldofchinese.com


Social Media Manager and Digital Content Creator

Do you spend copious amounts of time on social media? Can you be witty and insightful in a few characters? Are you excited to share Chinese culture, society, history, and language? Do you dream about engagement strategy? Do you like memes?

The World of Chinese is looking for a digitally savvy person who can be both a social media manager and digital content creator to help carry stories from our website, digital magazine, and print magazine onto the web. You’ll take ownership of TWOC’s social media presence, working with our Marketing and Editorial departments to define and execute strategy, regularly schedule posts, and monitor our social media performance. You’ll also be responsible for assembling Viral Week, our weekly video series on what’s trending on the Chinese internet, and have opportunities to write short articles for our website on a wide range of topics such as food, film, literature, current events, history, language, and technology.

Responsibilities

  • Write and schedule all social media posts, including Twitter and Facebook, in TWOC’s voice
  • Develop social media engagement strategy in collaboration with Marketing and Editorial departments to promote TWOC’s stories and brand identity on the web
  • Provide weekly reports on social media engagement and performance
  • Helm the expansion of TWOC’s online presence through new digital channels (newsletters, podcasts, video series, TikTok, etc.)
  • Engage and recruit followers by monitoring trends, replying to comments, running polls, and engaging in online debates
  • Create weekly “Viral Week” video column (can be learned on the job)
  • Write short articles for the website

Requirements

  • Native-level English writing abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant work experience, or a master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Currently located in China or have valid Chinese entry visa
  • Proven results in managing social media for a publication, brand, or organization
  • Experience with Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms
  • Understanding of key opinion leaders and trends in China-reporting on social media
  • Self-motivated individual, with drive to develop strategies and new ideas independently
  • Ability to work on deadlines with high attention to detail
  • Video editing skills would be a plus
  • Spoken and written Chinese ability and familiarity with Chinese social media channels would be a plus

What we offer

The is a full-time position based at our office in Chaoyang district of Beijing, with a competitive salary and medical benefits. You will have the chance to work in a bilingual office with an international team of writers, editors, and designers; collect bylines and see your name in an award-winning English language publication; and be a part of our mission to tell high-quality, compelling, and research-driven stories about China to the world

To apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter, explaining your interest in TWOC and ideas for how to promote our presence on social media, to jobs@theworldofchinese.com with the subject line “Social Media Manager”


Freelance Writers, Editors, and Translators

Are you a writer, editor, or Chinese-to-English translator? Do you have insightful stories to tell about China? The World of Chinese is looking for bright, knowledgeable freelancers, with relevant experience and qualifications, to contribute to our bi-monthly print magazine and website. We cover a wide variety of subjects, ranging from food to film, law, literature, technology, and travel, with regular columns and feature-length articles.

The ideal freelance candidates should be experienced in their field, have lived, worked, or traveled in China, and/or the Chinese diaspora; capable of working in English at a native level; and have a deep understanding of their subject and a lively, engaging style. Translators should have experience translating fiction, journalism, and narrative non-fiction. In return, we offer a competitive word rate and the opportunity to be published in one of the oldest and best-known English-language magazines in China. Freelancers may work remotely, though we encourage candidates already based in China to apply.

To apply, please send a CV and a brief cover letter, stating why you’d like to work for The World of Chinese, along with at least two previous samples of work (ideally published), and (for writing candidates) three story pitches of 50 to 150 words to editor@theworldofchinese.com with the subject line “Freelancer.”


Editorial Interns

The World of Chinese is seeking interns!

Want byline exposure online? Looking to gain experience and contacts from a magazine with over 10 years of media experience? Interested in Chinese culture and social issues?

We are seeking editorial interns for our website coverage. Applicants should be interested in current affairs, culture and media and, most importantly, have keen news sense and the ability to use creative ways to tell interesting stories.

English writing skills are a must. Chinese language skills are a big asset, but if you can demonstrate a keen interest in national affairs, you may be what we’re looking for. Interns who show a high degree of self-motivation or previous experience may work remotely, though we would prefer those who can work from our office in Chaoyang district, Beijing.

If this sounds like an experience you’re interested in, please send your CV, a brief covering letter outlining your interest in China and the internship, and three story pitches of 50 to 150 words to jobs@theworldofchinese.com. Samples of previous writing are not essential, but helpful.


Events Manager

We want to foster a thriving community among lovers of Chinese culture, society, arts, history and language—can you build it? The World of Chinese is looking for an events manager to bring our print and digital magazine, website, books off the page and into the world, finding new audiences and keeping our community of readers engaged. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic people-person with a knack for genuine relationships, representing TWOC at media industry events and striking up new partnerships with publishing and media organizations. The candidate will also host TWOC’s own repertoire of events, which include issue launch parties, lectures with experts, book clubs, film screenings, and more to come. The candidate should be detail-orientated, able to plan and execute an event from scratch, as well as people-oriented, able to create a lively buzzing atmosphere in the room. We want a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and charismatic person who can build excitement about TWOC in the wider world and grow our global influence.

Responsibilities

  • Build TWOC’s reach, impact, and reputation, and contribute to annual operational and financial goals.
  • Help execute an overarching marketing strategy to promote TWOC’s brand identity both online and offline
  • Run and expand TWOC’s repertoire of events, which include issue launch parties, lectures with experts, book clubs, film screenings, and more
  • Represent TWOC at media, publishing, and culture industry events, strike up new partnerships and collaborations
  • Run WeChat groups related to TWOC’s readership and event participants
  • Identify new audiences for TWOC and ways to bring them in
  • Provide internal reports on marketing strategy, metrics, and achievements

Requirements

  • Proven track record of planning and executing events
  • Existing knowledge and network in Chinese media, culture, society, arts, history and language sphere preferred
  • Able to expertly balance communications between event partners and sponsors, venues, speakers, and audience
  • High-level English with exceptional oral and written communication skills; Chinese language skills would be a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of work experience, or a master’s degree from a Chinese university in a relevant field
  • Organized, resourceful, entrepreneurial, and able to work independently and collaboratively with other teams
  • Ability to work to deadlines with high attention to detail
  • Currently in China or have a valid Chinese entry visa

What we offer

This is a part-time position based at our office in Chaoyang district of Beijing, with a competitive salary and medical benefits. You will have the chance to work in a bilingual office with an international team of writers, editors, and designers; see your name in an award-winning English language publication; and be a part of our mission to tell high-quality, compelling, and research-driven stories about China to the world

To apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter, explaining your interest in TWOC and ideas for how to expand our community via events, to jobs@theworldofchinese.com with the subject line “Events Manager”

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