AFP: Sports/Lifestyle Correspondent, Shanghai

The global news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) is expanding its China operations and seeks an English-language Sports/Lifestyle Correspondent, to be based in Shanghai.

The correspondent will plan and write sports news and multimedia features from across China, and produce lifestyle pieces in areas including music, cinema, celebrity, food and drink, Internet and mobile technology, with a focus on how advances in those fields are changing the way we live.

The role also includes daily coverage and breaking sports news, such as filing match reports from a wide variety of sports — including football, tennis, golf and Formula One —  to tight deadlines.

He /she will look behind the sporting and lifestyle headlines with features, profiles and interviews that give insight into trends and the men and women that matter in everything from Shaolin kungfu to soccer and from baijiu to Baidu. It will involve some travel around China.

The correspondent will work closely with AFP’s Shanghai-based photo and video staff, as well as the Beijing bureau, and video shooting and editing skills will be a plus.

This is an opportunity for a versatile journalist with strong sporting knowledge and a range of sources and contacts, who wants to develop their own story ideas for a global audience. Every day AFP’s words and images reach millions of readers and viewers via thousands of print, online and broadcast clients around the world.

Native-level English speaker with the ability to speak and read Chinese required.

Candidate should have at least 5 years of solid journalism experience.

Compensation package commensurate with abilities and experience.

Please apply to asia.recruitment@afp.com

 

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