English Editor

China Digital Times
  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jun 08

Position description

China Digital Times (CDT) is an independent, bilingual media organization that brings uncensored news and online voices from China to the world. We introduce the perspectives of Chinese netizens; archive content that has been or is in danger of being censored in China; and, through translation, make these voices accessible to the world. CDT’s companion site, China Digital Space, is a comprehensive, bilingual guide to online political discourse, state censorship practices, news events, and public opinion in Chinese cyberspace.

CDT is based in Berkeley, CA, but our team contributes to the site from across the globe.


China Digital Times (CDT) is hiring an English editor. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated person with experience in journalism and an avid interest in China. The position is remote but we prefer candidates based in the San Francisco Bay Area; Vancouver, BC; or elsewhere within the Pacific time zone. We will also consider applicants located elsewhere. This is a full-time position.

We are looking for an experienced editor to help edit and write content for CDT English. A successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to function independently while also being able to work effectively as part of a small team.  


  • Monitor news about China and help assign daily posts

  • Write daily news posts, conduct research and write reports, write content for China Digital Space wiki site, etc

  • Attend weekly editorial meetings

  • Copy edit all CDT content

  • Translate content from Chinese to English

  • Help manage CDT’s presence on social media 

  • Help guide CDT’s editorial direction and generate ideas for new content and features


  • At least three years experience writing and/or editing, preferably in the journalism field

  • Knowledge of contemporary Chinese society and politics and familiarity with ongoing current events there

  • Fluency in written Chinese and ability to work in bilingual environment

  • Detail-oriented and highly organized

  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn the workings of WordPress CMS and basic HTML 

  • Strong command of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style; familiarity with AP Style preferred

Expertise in China studies, international relations and global politics, or digital media and information technology are especially welcome.

Application instructions

Pay is dependent on experience and we offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, health insurance, and a flexible schedule. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (Put English Editor in the Subject line). Deadline: June 18, 2021

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