Editors For Start-up Investment News Service in Beijing, China Caijing Magazine (http://english.caijing.com.cn/) seeks native English-speaking financial editors for a newswire that will serve institutional investors. These are full-time, on-site staff positions in Beijing, China.
About us: While other countries' media industries are contracting and other media companies are firing, China and Caijing are growing. Caijing's newest project is a start-up with a target launch date of early 2010. Our service will have a sharp financial focus, so we want people who are capable of seeing the investment angle in a story.
About you: We are looking for editors with at least three years of experience in daily newspapers, websites or, preferably, newswires. They must have a firm grounding in business, finance and economics.
These editors will mainly work with junior-level Chinese staff who have a business background but use English as a second language, so editors will need the skill, insight and patience to help writers express complicated concepts.
These are not reporting or writing jobs, but they require substantial rewriting at times. And since we will cover breaking news, editors must work quickly and accurately and think on their feet.
Applicants will be asked to take a timed editing test.
We especially welcome applications from people who have previously worked or studied in China or elsewhere in Asia.
We offer contracts with compensation packages comparable to those in many Western cities, with lower taxes and living costs. Our packages include an annual bonus, housing subsidy, allowance for private individual medical insurance and airfare allowance. We also offer relocation assistance.
Please note: These are on-site jobs, not freelance or telecommuting work. These are editing positions, with little or no reporting involved, and they involve shift work with night differential and taxi fares home. Foreign staff currently on this project are available to speak with applicants who have questions about moving to or living in China. We would like new hires to be on site by late September.
Questions or applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suitable candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.