China Correspondent
The New York Times

Job Description

The New York Times is looking for an experienced journalist to cover China.

China’s transformation to geopolitical and economic colossus over the past several decades has bolstered its confidence at home, as well as its influence abroad.

Beijing has leveraged its might, both commercially and militarily, to redraw the terms of trade, security and diplomacy.

Xi Jinping, China’s leader, has made it clear that the country is intent on securing its prosperity and power in a post-Covid world.

Under his leadership, China has sought to offer a model of governance that challenges the liberal democratic order and the dominance of the United States.

China is one of the biggest stories we cover and one of the most challenging. It’s also one of the most exciting, a constantly changing and diverse country with few parallels on the planet.

It touches nearly every major issue. Geopolitics. Demographics. Inequality. Climate Change. Trade. Technology.

The role requires a strong writer with the ability to juggle breaking news, live coverage, smart analysis and ambitious enterprise.

We want someone eager to react quickly to news as necessary, but who is also able to write thoughtfully and deeply about important issues and events.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial correspondent who can embrace the multitudes, to cover the news and the nuance.

Our ideal candidate will have some of these qualities :

Broad international reporting experience, preferably for a global news organization.

Experience working in China and / or fluency in Mandarin.

A keen eye for news and other great stories, borne of experience reporting and writing.

Commitment to The New York Times’s standards and mission.

This position will be based in Asia.


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