Reuters hiring native Chinese-speaker economics reporter in Beijing

Reuters is seeking to hire an ambitious Chinese reporter for its Beijing macroeconomics team to join us in covering one of the world’s most exciting economic stories, helping break news and provide insight to international readers as China’s government tries to engineer an unprecedented transition to a more sophisticated economy and bring 50 million people out of poverty in the process. The candidate will need to develop sources among policymakers, economists, company executives and individuals, plus dive deep into the data to help readers understand what is happening, what is working, what isn’t working, and what Beijing is going to do about it. They’ll shoot out quick headlines, write short stories, plus help deliver longer-format work. For the right candidate, this position offers one of the quickest routes to getting your byline in front of millions of readers. The candidate will be ambitious in seeking to advance their career in journalism, with a willingness to work hard and commitment to good ethics and accurate reporting. In exchange, Reuters offers one of the most supportive environments in journalism, including ongoing training, a competitive benefits package and opportunity to apply for jobs around the world.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES

  • Attend official press conferences and reporting on regulator/official comments accurately and quickly in real time in English
  • Help write and report monthly and quarterly economic indicators
  • Cover new economic developments, including spot news such as interest rate cuts, accurately, quickly and well
  • Interview economists, officials, traders, executives and individuals for comments to include in stories
  • Help research and report initiative stories that help put Reuters ahead of the competition

Other requirements:

  1. Native Mandarin speaker
  2. Advanced to fluent English
  3. Willing to live and work in Beijing for minimum 3 years
  4. Some familiarity with basic principles of economics, and China’s economic history; eagerness to learn more
  5. Some prior journalism experience or internship experience at a major international news brand

If interested send cover letter, CV and writing samples (all in English) to pete.sweeney@thomsonreuters.com

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