Editor (English-language)

2022, July 1
Editor (English-language) 1st July 2022
The World of Chinese is seeking a full-time English editor to join our growing team in Beijing. The ideal candidate will be able to write and edit in English at a native-speaker’s level, have a solid knowledge and interest in China, and the ability to work to house style and requirements.
The World of Chinese is a print and digital magazine that explores contemporary China through the lens of the people living it. Tackling every subject with in-depth research and reporting, TWOC goes beyond mainstream headlines to deliver insightful and captivating content about China to our like-minded readers.
  • Pitching and writing stories for our bi-monthly print publication, as well as for the website
  • Taking part in weekly editorial meetings and generate ideas for the content and operations of the magazine
  • Taking responsibility for the editorial quality of the magazine as a whole
  • Editing stories for grammar, consistency, and accuracy
  • Helping to grow TWOC’s team and content by cultivating new freelancers, sources, beats, and collaborations
  • Sticking to a strict publication schedule, while dealing with editorial concerns as they arise


  • Native speaker of English, or capable of writing and editing in English at a native level
  • At least two years of writing or editing experience
  • Currently located in China or able to enter the country by the job’s starting date; if a foreign passport-holder, must meet requirements for obtaining a work visa in China
  • An understanding of modern feature-writing conventions
  • A good eye for editing in terms of style, logic, flow, and journalism conventions
  • Ability to edit and write quality long-form stories, as well as shorter articles and blogs, under deadline
  • Ability to shepherd new writers and non-native speakers of English through TWOC’s writing conventions 
  • Creative thinker capable of working independently as well as collaboratively with others
  • Familiarity with current affairs and cultural trends in China
  • Familiarity with any of the following areas would be an asset: Chinese history, contemporary art, technology, books, film, diaspora, and environment
  • Chinese speaking and reading ability would be an asset
Previous journalism experience preferred

What we offer

This is a full-time position based at our office in central Beijing, with a competitive salary and medical benefits. You will have the chance to work in a bilingual office with an international team of writers, editors, and designers; collect bylines and see your name in an award-winning English language publication; and be a part of our mission to tell high-quality, compelling, and research-driven stories about China to the world.
To apply
Please send your CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in TWOC, three pitches for feature stories suited to TWOC magazine, and at least three writing samples in English to jobs@theworldofchinese.com

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