China Editor

Location: London
Position: China Editor
Hours: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £44,545.50
Start time: ASAP
Application deadline: 9am GMT, Monday, 12th December 2022
How to apply: Submit a CV and cover letter to [email protected] with ‘Application: China Editor’ in the subject line. Applications must be submitted in English.


The China Editor is responsible for leading the process of planning, producing and publishing Chinese-language editorial content on China Dialogue. The ideal candidate would be proactive, highly organised and self-motivated, with relevant professional experience paired with excellent writing and communications skills, and a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Click here for the job pack.

About us

China Dialogue disseminates high-quality information and promotes communication on the environment and climate change in Chinese and English. We provide space for open discussion, to inform and to contribute to equitable and constructive solutions to global environmental problems. We aim to foster a common purpose across political, ideological and cultural boundaries by publishing independent and accurate information on environmental and climate issues, and by facilitating tolerant and constructive dialogue.

Main responsibilities

  • Plan, commission and write editorial content, including newsletters;
  • Manage the editorial flow and coordinate between international editorial teams;
  • Provide editorial support to the China Dialogue team and input into editorial projects when necessary;
  • Participate in weekly editorial meetings;
  • Lead editorial projects in partnership with other project team members, including drawing up publishing schedules and managing editorial project budgets;
  • Evaluate and monitor project progress and impact;
  • Build and sustain new partnerships and spearhead new opportunities for editorial projects;
  • Organise and facilitate roundtables, workshops and other events.

Essential qualifications

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the work and values of the China Dialogue Trust;
  • Familiarity with the Chinese media landscape. In-depth knowledge of China’s political, environmental and social issues;
  • A wide network of Chinese stakeholders in the environmental and energy fields;
  • Proven experience as an editorial team leader. The ability to motivate, mentor and supervise team members is preferred;
  • Rich work experience in the journalism, editorial or communications fields;
  • Strong interviewing, writing and editing skills;
  • Familiarity with environmental protection, climate change and energy issues. Able to independently conduct interviews and write articles;
  • Project management ability and multi-task coordination processing skills;
  • Strong English language skills;
  • Native-level Chinese speaker.

From time to time, you may be asked to perform other duties as required by the Programme Director, CEO or COO.

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