South China Morning Post, Correspondents (Washington & New York)

Washington and New York
09 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time

The South China Morning Post is recruiting experienced full-time reporters in Washington and New York to expand our coverage of the business, trade, economic and diplomatic ties between China and the United States.

These exciting openings at Asia’s leading English-language newspaper, established in 1903 in Hong Kong, aim to provide a fresh international perspective on relations between the world’s two most critical powers.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Develop contacts and sources in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities on Sino-U.S. relations. Establish regular contacts with government agencies, businesses, institutions and think-tanks for China-related issues
  • Cover key China-related news in the United States, including conferences, seminars and summits. Write news and analysis informed with anecdotal detail and evidence gathered through on-the-spot reporting
  • Coordinate closely with colleagues in Hong Kong and mainland China on major cross-border stories, including the South China Sea and renminbi internationalization
  • Spot China-related themes and angles from events as they unfold in the United States, such as the presidential campaign and U.S.-based meetings of the twice annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
  • For New York, correspondent will cover listings of major Chinese companies, their fund-raising events and mergers and acquisitions. Monitor and cover Chinese corporate leaders when they visit for road shows and investor conferences
  • Generate enterprise stories from North America relating to Asia and China. Will require travel around the United States on reporting trips
  • The candidate must have strong understanding of the latest Chinese political, economic and business developments, as well as the dynamics affecting the Sino-US relations and the global balance of power. The candidate also needs to understand American politics and know who the influential thinkers are on American strategy towards Asia. For New York roles, basic business knowledge and reporting experience and the ability to read a financial statement are much preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or above. At least five years China coverage experience with established media organizations, a proven track-record for breaking news and developing contacts
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin with strong ability to produce clean and high-quality English news copy. Must be able to read Chinese. Other languages helpful
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a global team, and to keep focused and deliver while under deadline pressure
  • Multi-media skills, including video producing and photographing, will be a strong advantage
  • One correspondent will be based in Washington D.C. and one will be in New York

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