German Chamber of Commerce is looking for an editor/ junior editor

About us

The German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai (GCC Shanghai) is the representative organization for German companies in Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Shandong, Henan and Hubei. As part of the world-wide German Chamber network, the mission of the GCC Shanghai is to promote economic ties between the Federal Republic of Germany and the People’s Republic of China with a special focus on its geographical area. With about 1600 member companies, the GCC Shanghai provides a forum for its members and advocates member interests with relevant organizations. The GCC Shanghai, together with the Delegation of German Industry & Commerce and the German Industry & Commerce are the overall platform for Sino-German trade and industry promotion abroad.

To strengthen our team from mid-March or earlier, we are looking for a

Junior Editor / Editor

Primary responsibilities

  • Support the Chamber Team in all editorial areas and in the production of key Chamber publications including the bi-monthly China-wide business magazine German Chamber Ticker and Annual Report.
  • Responsibility for the Chamber’s Benefit Program, including partner outreach, database upkeep and the production of the annual Benefit Partner brochure.

Specific responsibilities

  • Generating story ideas, conducting research and interviews and writing articles, cooperating with clients and external contributors, as well as copyediting and proofreading all content of the German Chamber Ticker
  • Composing or compiling content for and editing other marketing and sales collateral, including material for special events
  • Managing development, distribution, and maintenance of other print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures and business reports
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the Chamber’s communications strategy
  • Implementing and expanding the Chamber’s social media strategy to raise the Chamber’s profile and market its activities
  • Carrying out other general communications and marketing tasks that may arise
  • Actively tending to the needs of our clients, partners and members at Chamber events in Shanghai and its neighboring provinces as well as supporting the team on ad-hoc projects

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Native English speaker
  • German and/or Chinese language skills an advantage
  • Bachelor degree or higher (preferred majors: journalism, media/PR, marketing/communications, international business, English)
  • Strong command of the written word and an interest in current affairs and China business issues as they relate to German business
  • Cultural sensitivity and eagerness to work in an international environment
  • Solid MS Office skills a must; knowledge of design software (InCopy, InDesign, PhotoShop) a plus

What we expect from you:

  • Goal-oriented mindset with excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Able to work in a high-stress environment with strict deadlines
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Responsible and reliable with the ability to work independently

Please submit your application in English per email to: helvadjian.olivia@sh.china.ahk.de