Foreign Editor

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Apr-26-2019
  • Posted
    Apr 12

Position description

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, which represents the interests of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the Tri-State Area and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for the position of Foreign Editor in the Press Division.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and editing Englishlanguage documents, including but not limited to speeches, press releases, editorials, talking points, and general correspondence;
  • Providing assistance in elements of English grammar, speaking, and composition;
  • Researching issues related to Taiwan and foreign policy;
  • Assisting with factchecking, proofreading, and formatting tasks;
  • Assisting with the activities of the office as needed.

Qualifications

  • BA in English, Literature, Journalism, Asian Studies, International Relations, Political Science, or a related discipline;
  • Strong interest in international relations, particularly with regards to East Asia;
  • Exceptional English language ability and strong writing skills;
  • Intermediate Mandarin language skills (listening and speaking, ability to read traditional Chinese characters a plus);
  • Previous experience involving Taiwan and media strongly preferred;
  • Skilled at using social media and other outreach tools a plus.

Application instructions

The deadline for application is April 26, 2019. Please submit a resume and cover letter, and a short writing sample to [email protected]. No phone calls, please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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