Open position: South China correspondent with J‐visa sponsorship

Company: Plastics News

Position: South China correspondent with J‐visa sponsorship

Location: Guangzhou or other strategic locations in South China

Compensation: Negotiable

Plastics News, a leading industry publication under the Detroit‐based Crain Communications Inc., is
seeking a freelance correspondent in South China. Preferably to station in the Plastics News Guangzhou
bureau, but other locations such as Shenzhen will be considered.

Job responsibilities:

1. Regularly contribute content for the Plastics News China website (, including
breaking news, feature stories, trends reports, and columns.
2. Cover trade shows and conferences in the region and other parts of China.
3. Work with the rest of the Plastics News global reporting team to cover international news.


1. Demonstrated ability to write business news;
2. Native English speaker with some Chinese proficiency;
3. Fast learner with strong curiosity to learn about a new industry;
4. Video reporting and production skills a plus.

Company overview:

Plastics News ( is a 45,000‐circulation, weekly newspaper serving primarily the North
American market. Founded by Crain in Akron, Ohio, in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics
industry. Plastics News focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market‐related developments
worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers and their suppliers and customers.
The publication’s mission is to report completely, promptly, fairly and accurately, and to provide plastics
industry officials with the market information and competitive intelligence they need to do their jobs
more effectively.

Plastics News launched the bilingual PN China eWeekly as a free, weekly email newsletter in May 2005,
along with a companion website, Both are offered in simplified Chinese and English.
Beginning in January 2013, PNChina increased the frequency of its newsletter, now renamed the PN
China Report, to twice weekly. It goes to nearly 10,000 subscribers worldwide.

An industry leader, Crain Communications Inc is one of the largest privately owned business media
companies with 30 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia. The
company’s 850 employees in 11 locations produce exciting publications, digital products, events,
marketing services, custom publishing, lead generation and research and data products to help its
millions of readers and clients succeed.

To apply, send your resume and clips to .

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