The Economist (经济学人) is looking for a full-time news assistant in its Shanghai bureau.

The Economist (经济学人) is looking for a full-time news assistant in its Shanghai bureau.

The successful candidate will work with the China Business Correspondent to cover company-related news, ranging from industrial sectors to the workforce and much in-between. The job involves monitoring the news, generating original ideas and spotting intriguing patterns in data, translating written materials and interpreting interviews. The ideal candidate will be curious, able to work independently and have a solid understanding of business.

Fluency in Chinese and in English are required. Media experience is not a must. The position is Shanghai-based, but will at times involve travel to support the correspondent in her reporting.

To apply, please submit your CV and a 200-word letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for this job, with three ideas for articles about Chinese business that could appear in The Economist. We are looking for originality and clarity of thought. You must also provide two references – academic or professional.

Applications should be sent to: SHeconomist@yahoo.com. The deadline is July 27th.

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