TWOC is hiring editors, writers, and interns!
All positions are based in our Beijing office unless otherwise noted.
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.
- 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
- Native-level English writing abilities
- Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant work experience, or a master’s degree in a relevant field
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Social Media Manager”
Are you a writer? Do you have insightful stories to tell about China? The World of Chinese is looking for bright, knowledgeable freelance writers and reporters, with relevant experience and qualifications, to contribute to our bi-monthly print and ePub magazine. We cover a wide variety of subjects, from food to film, law to literature, technology to travel, with both regular columns and feature-length articles.
The ideal freelance candidates should be experienced writers who have lived, worked, or traveled in China, and/or the Chinese diaspora, and have a deep understanding of their subject and a lively, engaging style. 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. Writers may work remotely, though we encourage candidates already based in China to apply.
To apply, please send a resume and a brief covering letter, stating why you’d like to write for The World of Chinese, along with (ideally) two previously published articles and (all candidates) three story pitches of 50-150 words to email@example.com with the subject line “Writers.”
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.
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 are expected to work from our office in Chaoyang district, right in the heart of 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 – 150 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Samples of previous writing are not essential, but helpful.