The World of Chinese is seeking a full-time English editor to join our growing team in Beijing. The ideal candidate will be able to write and edit in English at a native-speaker’s level, have a solid knowledge and interest in China, and the ability to work to house style and requirements.

The World of Chinese is a print and digital magazine that explores contemporary China through the lens of the people living it. Our work has been honored in the annual SOPA and WAN-IFRA awards for media in Asia, and past writers, editors, and interns have gone on to work in major publications around the world. Tackling every subject with in-depth research and reporting, TWOC goes beyond mainstream headlines to deliver insightful and captivating content about China to our like-minded readers.


  • Pitching and writing stories for our website, print magazine, and multimedia platforms
  • Taking part in weekly editorial meetings and generating ideas for the content and operations of the magazine
  • Taking responsibility for the editorial quality of our content as a whole
  • Editing multimedia stories for grammar, consistency, and accuracy
  • Editing and creating content for TWOC’s social media platforms
  • Helping to grow TWOC’s team and content by cultivating new freelancers, sources, beats, and collaborations
  • Sticking to a strict publication schedule, while dealing with editorial concerns as they arise


  • Native speaker of English, or capable of writing and editing in Englishat a native level
  • At least two years of writing or editing experience
  • Currently located in China or able to arrive in China by the job’s starting date; foreign passport-holder must meet requirements for obtaining a work visa in China
  • A good eye for editing in terms of style, logic, flow, and journalism conventions
  • Ability to edit and write quality long-form stories, as well as shorter articles and social media posts, under deadline
  • Ability to shepherd new writers and non-native speakers of English through TWOC’s writing conventions
  • Creative thinker capable of working independently as well as collaboratively with others
  • Familiarity with current affairs and cultural trends in China
  • Chinese speaking and reading ability would be an asset
  • Experience with social media and video editing would be an asset

Previous journalism experience preferred.

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; 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, a cover letter explaining your interest in TWOC, three pitches for feature stories suited to TWOC magazine, and at least three writing samples in English to