Foreign Policy is looking for a digitally savvy editor with serious China chops to join our Washington, DC newsroom as Assistant Editor. The Assistant Editor will commission, edit, fact-check, research, and sometimes write articles for Tea Leaf Nation, FP’s award-winning China channel.
FP’s China coverage is deep and broad. In a given week, it might include a deep dive into a social debate roiling Chinese cyberspace, a first-person essay from someone on the front lines of social change in Chongqing, and a commentary on the South China Sea dispute by a noted academic. It’s also deeply creative, seeing stories where others don’t. Its China channel, Tea Leaf Nation, became a respected voice within the China-watching community by being the first to treat Chinese social media as a major force. FP’s editors have launched China U, an original miniseries focused on the U.S.-China education nexus, and the Pacific Power Index, an annual feature profiling major influencers in the U.S.-China relationship, among other initiatives. We are looking for someone who can continue to make Tea Leaf Nation 与众不同。
- Advanced or native written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin speech, simplified Chinese required; other dialects and scripts are a bonus);
- Fluent English, and the ability to generate sharp, smart prose;
- At least three years’ worth of journalism experience;
- Familiarity with Chinese social media, and ideally, active use on one or more of those platforms;
- Significant on-the-ground experience in China, whether as a reporter, professional, or student;
- Creativity, with the instinct and gumption to think of new features and series in a rapidly-shifting media environment;
- A desire not simply to write, but to edit. In 2016, that means you know how to:
- find the right touch as you work with writers, whether they’re grizzled veterans or newbies finding their voice;
- conceive of and commission pieces that say something distinctive and important;
- put headlines, images, and social media language together in a way that authentically brings out the best in each article and makes readers keen to engage with it.
- A desire not simply to edit, but to build something lasting, without the benefit of unlimited resources. It means you are willing to do the high profile and the prosaic; to write and report out a major cover story on Monday, fact-check someone else’s article on Tuesday, and compile data to build an online map on Wednesday. It means you are able not only to analyze the day’s news and field the day’s submissions, but also to build a roster of reliable writers, conceive and plan of major features, and find other ways to position FP’s China operations for continuing success.
- You must be eligible to work in the United States.
In short, we’re looking for someone who can, at various points, do it all. That doesn’t mean you come knowing everything on day one — in fact, if you think you know everything already, a place like FP might not be for you. But we’re looking for someone who’s eager, a quick learner, a long-term planner, and wants to help everyone around herself or himself succeed.
What we offer:
- Competitive salary and full benefits;
- Autonomy and responsibility at a nationally respected media outlet;
- A highly collegial and friendly work environment with genuine work-life balance;
- Colleagues who love learning about the world as much as you do — in a newsroom where you might hear Mandarin, Russian, and Persian before lunchtime;
- Hands-on-but-not-suffocating mentorship from editors eager to see you improve and grow in this role, and perhaps into other roles;
- A platform to become a serious voice in the American China-watching community, and to make a genuine difference in the U.S.-China relationship;
- The kind of Washington, DC cred that gives you the chance to interview, edit, and sometimes pointedly question major thinkers and policymakers;
- Free bagels on Monday, free donuts on Friday, and lots of ad-hoc celebrations from fun and supportive colleagues.
Interested candidates must submit a resume, three journalistic writing samples, and contact information for two references no later than December 12 to David Wertime (david dot wertime at foreignpolicy dot com). The subject line must read: “Tea Leaf Nation Editor Application,” otherwise, your application may be lost. No phone calls, please.
The FP Group is seeking an ambitious, entrepreneurial, strategic thinker to join our Washington, D.C,-based or New York-based sales teams. This person will be responsible for print and digital advertising, custom research, and event sponsorship sales for across a designated group of clients and categories. He or she will report directly to the Vice President of Sales in Washington, D.C.
FP’s business team consists of talented, dynamic people from a diverse group of industries, and training and mentoring new team members is a top priority for the entire company. We are looking for an individual with the vision and drive to help impact our business from day one. Expect career growth to be rapid, commensurate with demonstrated results.
Every day, FP’s business team works with marquee clients to imagine, sell and execute industry-leading partnerships that fully leverage FP’s platforms, including our flagship magazine Foreign Policy,ForeignPolicy.com, FP events, and custom research. Each partnership is uniquely tailored to client needs and we have been successful in developing long-term agreements that allow us to be truly innovative. The Associate Director/Director of Sales will work closely with the VP of Sales and the Chief Revenue Officer as well as the rest of the business team to build FP’s portfolio of global clients. The Associate Director/Director will play a key role in developing the next generation of communications solutions for his/her clients and categories and accelerating our revenue growth.
Core responsibilities include:
- Researching global policy and business trends and translating them into sales opportunities.
- Identifying and cultivating senior-level relationships with current clients and prospects.
- Developing custom programs tailored to specific client challenges.
- Writing compelling proposals, negotiating partnership agreements, and closing deals.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- A fast learner and unafraid of dreaming big.
- Track record of successfully meeting ambitious goals.
- At least 2-4 years of work experience, preferably in business development or sales. International, media or consulting experience a definite advantage.
- Willingness to travel both internationally and domestically as needed.
- Strong written and oral communications skills. Must be at ease presenting ideas to C-level audiences and senior government leaders.
- Passionate about creating new revenue streams in a changing media landscape.
- Top academic credentials; Graduate degree in business or international affairs from a leading university preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an uncapped and generous commission plan. FP also provides excellent employee benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, a 401k match, fitness benefit, pre-tax commuter benefits, and more.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jonathan.Chan@ForeignPolicy.com.
The FP Group, publishers of Foreign Policy magazine, foreignpolicy.com, and FP Events, is seeking an energetic, creative, and organized individual to join our communications team on a full-time or part-time basis at our offices in Washington, D.C. You will have the unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced media environment while working with both the editorial and business teams to promote FP’s brand and content. We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic person who is interested in media, public relations, marketing, and digital communications.
- Contribute fresh ideas for FP’s overall communications strategy.
- Manage and maintain the FP Media and FP business social media accounts.
- Support the communications team with writing and distributing press releases.
- Update and maintain media contacts and pitch lists.
- Assist with pitching FP’s content and staff to major news outlets.
- Coordinate media hits with radio and news outlets for FP staff.
- Manage and maintain listener feedback for all FP podcasts.
- Assist with FP’s podcast production (recording, editing, posting).
- Assist with press-related needs at FP’s events (sending out media advisories, press releases, day-of event help).
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Current undergraduate student in a related field or recent graduate.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Strong understanding of the digital communications market and social media.
- Creative individual who isn’t afraid of thinking outside the box.
- Passionate and interested in the news, media, communications, public relations, international relations, and journalism.
- Approach projects with a positive and can-do attitude.
- Works well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
- Podcast/audio/video editing a major plus.
This is a paid internship. Interns will be compensated at a rate of $12/hour.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Maria Ory: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
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