London, Greater London
£37,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Managing Editor at China Dialogue (Fixed-Term Cover)


Location: London

Position: Managing Editor (Cover)

Hours: Full time

Contract type: Fixed Term, until 3rd September 2021

Starting salary: £37,000 Per Annum

Start time: As soon as possible

Application deadline: 9am, 1st February 2021



China Dialogue seeks an experienced editor to join its London team to provide cover for a core team member’s parental leave. The ideal candidate would have a keen interest in climate change and the environment and the global role and impacts of China. The candidate would be proactive, highly organised and self-motivated, with a strong track record in  journalism, and with experience of managing investigative journalism projects,  excellent writing, editing and verbal communications skills, an aptitude for digital technologies and a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.  


About us

China Dialogue has a 15-year track record of commissioning and publishing high-quality information, and promoting communication on environment and climate change in Chinese and English and, on our sister sites, a total of eight languages. We support open discussion, with the aim of informing international and Chinese readers and contributing to equitable and constructive solutions to global environmental problems.

China Dialogue researches, writes, commissions, edits and publishes bilingual high-quality content that includes extended reports, policy briefs, essays, and book reviews on the environment and climate change. 

China Dialogue works closely with its network of sister websites – China Dialogue Ocean, The Third Pole and Diálogo Chino – cross-publishing relevant material in order to better serve our readerships. Taking a strategic global perspective of our work, the successful candidate will work to deepen these relationships, drawing on the resources we have established over the past decade to generate new synergies in content, from grassroots reporting to high-level analysis in a truly global dialogue.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work for China Dialogue as a key part of its London-based editorial team.

Essential skills:

  • An understanding of and commitment to the work of China Dialogue Trust and its websites;

  • Proven interest and literacy in environment and climate change;

  • Experience in web publishing, investigative journalism, and multimedia and digital tools;

  • The capacity to exercise strategic oversight of projects and to foster innovative approaches to addressing global environmental problems and climate change;

  • Flexibility and ability to multitask, verbal and cross-cultural communications skills;

  • Ability to work independently.  


Desirable skills:

  • Interest in or knowledge of China and international affairs;

  • Chinese (or other relevant language) language skills;

  • Interest in or knowledge of investigative journalism techniques. 


Main responsibilities

  • Taking a strategic approach to initiating, developing and implementing original editorial projects;

  • Planning, researching, commissioning, writing and editing content;

  • Liaising with editorial teams in China, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America on joint editorial projects and themes of mutual interest;

  • Supporting evaluation of projects and reporting to funders.

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Posted on: 06 January 2021
Closed date: 01 February 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Project Management

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