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22 October 2021updated 25 Oct 2021 9:28am

The New Statesman is hiring: China Writer

Following rapid digital growth, we are recruiting a China Writer for the next stage of our international expansion.

By New Statesman

Overview of the role

The New Statesman is recruiting a China Writer as part of its ambitious international expansion. The successful candidate will report to the International Managing Editor and will lead the New Statesman’s coverage of Chinese politics, climate and energy policy, foreign policy, defence and geopolitics, culture and society.

You will be an energetic China expert with experience of writing on a range of China and Asia topics for a broad international audience. Having demonstrated an ability to analyse and report on both big news topics and longer-term trends, as well as write and broadcast engagingly and with personality, you will be looking to build your international profile rapidly. You will also be looking to join a fast-growing team where you will be encouraged to take the initiative, participate in strategic discussions and help drive an intellectually curious and ambitious culture.

Main responsibilities

  • Write analytical pieces and longer features on Chinese politics, climate and energy policy, foreign policy, defence and geopolitics, culture and society as well as on some wider Asian topics
  • Produce interviews with senior figures on all of the above topics
  • Write a weekly newsletter commentary on current events in and concerning China
  • Appear on the World Review podcast and the New Statesman’s audio-visual output overall
  • Help with China-relevant commissioning and editing
  • Represent the New Statesman in the wider broadcast media

About you

  • Excellent knowledge of China and its place in the world. Specialisms on one or more of Chinese politics, climate and energy policy, foreign policy, defence and geopolitics, culture and society are an advantage
  • Willingness to write about all of the above topics is essential
  • Knowledge of one or more other Asian countries, eg Taiwan, Japan, the Koreas, Myanmar, India is a plus
  • Experience of interviewing high-level figures
  • Ability to write both shorter and longer pieces for a broad international audience
  • An eye for gripping detail, narrative and human interest
  • Experience of broadcasting (audio, visual or both)
  • Experiencing of commissioning and editing is a plus but not essential
  • Native-level English and good Mandarin. Other Asian languages are a plus but not essential
  • Based in Europe, North America or East Asia and willing to travel for work assignments

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to by 1 November

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