The World of Chinese is a bimonthly print and digital magazine that explores contemporary China through the lens of the people living it. Our award-winning visuals are an essential part of our brand, and we are looking for a full-time in-house illustrator who can develop our visual identity and work closely with our editorial, marketing, and web departments to support our visual communication needs.

The ideal candidate will have solid skills in hand-drawn and digital illustration, and be familiar with major illustration and design software. They must be capable of working independently to deadline, and be able to translate editorial and marketing concepts into creative visuals. Bilingualism in Chinese and English, graphic design skills, and prior experience working with magazines or news publications will be assets.

Responsibilities

  • Illustrating the covers and images in our print and digital magazine, as well as images in our app, books, social media content, and website
  • Working with our art and marketing teams to brainstorm ideas for branding and merchandising
  • Assist with designing banners and advertisements in print, digital, and mobile formats
  • Participating in meetings with editorial, marketing, and web departments
  • Make no less than two cover illustrations per issue (every two months), and up to six other illustrations for the print magazine and website.

Requirements

  • Solid drawing skills, including both hand-drawing and computer-based drawing
  • A creative mindset with a fertile imagination, an excellent aesthetic sense, and ability to translate concepts from written copy and branding ideas into compelling visuals
  • Capable of drawing in a variety of styles and adapting style to TWOC’s content and branding
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, SAI, InDesign, and other illustration and design software
  • A bachelor’s degree in fine arts, design, or other related field; other majors are acceptable for candidates who demonstrate exceptional ability or work experience
  • At least two years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with others
  • Good communication skills in Chinese; good English skills are an asset

What we offer

This 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; 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 a CV and links to a portfolio to jobs@theworldofchinese.com, addressed to our art director Cai Tao, with the subject line “Application for Illustrator.” Please include in your portfolio at least one (1) portrait, one (1) landscape drawing, and other works that showcase the range of your experience, personal style, and skills. Due to the volume of application, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

《汉语世界》是商务印书馆主办的英文双月刊杂志,她以“中国故事,国际表达”为特色,通过有趣的故事、资讯为日益增长的汉语学习者和所有对中国感兴趣的人提供语言、文化信息。杂志内容涉及人物、时事、历史、民俗等话题,与读者分享学习和生活经验、人情世故和逸闻趣事,传播中国语言和文化。

《汉语世界》的封面故事与主题故事以长篇、深入报道为特色,选取当下中国社会热议话题和文化焦点。杂志的旅游板块跟随具有探索精神的背包客,走进中国大小城市与乡村,通过独特视角探索鲜为人知的故事。文化板块丰富多彩,由优秀青年作家短篇小说翻译、热议人物专访、经典与流行图书书评、最新上映的电影影评和艺术评论等栏目组成。语言板块以风趣幽默的讲解带领读者学汉语,了解最新的网络热词、口语,解读汉字的演变过程,设定不同的语言情境,教习对话。

《汉语世界》提供给读者的不仅是轻松愉快的阅读体验,更是一个鲜活的当代中国。

杂志社拥有中外合作的专业精英团队,打造了面向海外读者的英文网站 theworldofchinese.com、微信电子刊和APP等全媒体产品,处于中国出版“走出去”的前沿。现招聘全职插画师一名:

岗位职责

针对不同的图书项目和杂志内容,主要负责封面和内文等插图电脑手绘创意与设计(每期双月刊至少创作2张封面图,和至多6张其他插图);负责网站及社交媒体平台的艺术设计;支持其他部门相关的工作需求。

任职要求

  1. 绘画基本功扎实,有创意,想象力丰富,色彩感强,画风兼容多样,能根据工作需要选取合适的风格创作;
  2. 有很强的手绘及电脑绘画功底;熟练使用 Photoshop、SAI、InDesign等相关软件;
  3. 本科及以上学历,美术、艺术设计等相关专业(能力优秀可放宽要求);两年及以上相关工作经验;
  4. 有团队意识,认真负责的对待每一项工作,按时完成稿件,工作效率高;
  5. 良好语言表达能力,善于沟通,有足够的热情去完成创作;英语沟通能力为加分项;
  6. 了解甚至熟知插画设计、平面设计相关工作。

简历需附带个人近期作品或链接,作品内容至少包括:写实人物1-2张,写实风景1-2张,及其它多样化的绘画作品或设计作品。

上班时间:9:00-17:00,午休1小时,周末双休,节假日正常休息

工作地址:北京市朝阳门佳汇国际中心A座(地铁2号和6号线朝阳门站)

简历投递:jobs@theworldofchinese.com,需注明“应聘插画师”

《汉语世界》获奖简历:

2008年获中国出版集团公司重大出版成就项目奖;

2010年获中国版协“2009年度输出版优秀图书奖”;

2011年获第四届中国出版集团出版奖优秀编辑奖和优秀栏目奖;

2012年获首届华文出版物艺术设计大赛银奖;

2015年“全国新闻出版行业百强网站”;

2016年“中国期刊数字影响力100强”;

2017年“期刊融合发展示范案例单位”,获中国出版集团第八届出版奖·优秀报刊奖;

2017—2018年两获北京市提升出版业国际传播力奖励扶持项目·优秀版权输出奖励;

2014—2018年三获“中国最美期刊”;

2018年两种书入选国家丝路书香工程“外国人写作中国计划”选题资源库;

2019年入选BIBF北京国际书展“庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年精品期刊展”;

2020年获“最具成长价值出版百强团队”称号;

2020年《汉语世界》当代中国丛书入选2020中版好书榜;

2020年《汉语世界》网站及电子刊荣获北京市提升出版业国际传播能力奖励扶持项目;

2021年获“年度优异出版百强团队”称号;

2021年获亚洲出版业协会“2021年度卓越新闻奖”卓越摄影奖;

2021年获亚洲出版业协会“2021年度卓越新闻奖”卓越环境报道奖;

2022年获亚洲出版业协会“2022年度卓越新闻奖”卓越艺术文化报道奖;

2022年获亚洲报业和新闻出版协会“2022年度亚洲媒体奖”最佳特写报道;

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作为一家权威、深度、原创的的文化媒体,我们为员工提供充足的发展空间和有竞争力的薪酬回报。

如果你想要加入这个真诚、热情、不断开拓的团队,就把简历砸过来吧!

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