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Investigative Reporter, Specialising in China Influence in the UK

Employer
The Epoch Times
Location
London, Westminster (Remote-working positions may also be available. Please inquire)
Salary
£40-50K per year
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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We are looking for an investigative reporter to join our newly-established newsroom in central London, with a primary focus on UK-China relations and the influence of the Chinese Communist Party in Britain.

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity to be part of building something new, as we expand our highly successful model of journalism, rooted in ‘truth and tradition’, to British readers.

It is also a chance to make a real contribution in an under-reported field, to unearth stories of real significance, with a newspaper synonymous for fearless, comprehensive and ground-breaking reporting on China.

About Us

The Epoch Times is an international outlet grounded in tradition. It was established in 2001 by Chinese journalists resisting communist oppression and later expanded to 21 languages with bureaus around the world.

Whilst our China coverage has always been a natural strength, we aim to provide comprehensive coverage of all the important news to our readers around the world.

Before ‘cancel culture’ and ‘fake news’ were coined, our Chinese-American founders were only too familiar with media manipulation, censorship, and ideological infiltration. So when the recent news storms hit—the pandemic, lockdowns, cancel culture, online censorship, the influence of radical ideologies, creeping CCP influence, and so on—our ability to guide readers through the chaos was already hard-wired into our journalism.

We are now a household name across America, where we are the fastest-growing media outlet, with a rapidly expanding print and digital subscriber base, and a growing force in Canada, Australia and Britain.

Key Responsibilities:

As investigative reporter, you will pitch, break, and cover compelling stories, predominantly in the area of CCP influence and relations in the UK, as well as cover some China-related straight news.

  • Discover, pitch, and craft stories of national relevance.
  • Develop and curate a portfolio of in-depth and investigative story prospects.
  • Cover occasional beat news and contribute to assigned stories.
  • Conduct on-the-ground reporting and interviews, attending events as required, and build up contacts.
  • Help develop in-depth and investigative projects across the team.

 

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Substantial professional experience as a full-time investigative reporter.
  • A proven record of being able to produce well-written, accurate stories to deadline.
  • A proven record of tracking down original stories and finding fresh angles.
  • A record of producing in-depth and investigative work
  • An NCTJ qualification or equivalent, or proven substantial experience as a senior reporter.
  • Familiarity with UK China-related issues and foreign policy

Applications:

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. A copy of your CV showcasing your professional experience.
  2. A compelling cover letter explaining why you want to report for The Epoch Times and contribute to its mission.
  3. Names of two references who can vouch for your skills and expertise.
  4. Three samples from your portfolio that demonstrate your exceptional storytelling abilities.


We welcome informal inquiries from talented and experienced reporters who wish to learn more about this role or The Epoch Times before submitting a formal application.
 

More About The Epoch Times:

The Epoch Times is an international media company covering 21 languages and 33 countries, with a flagship U.S. edition in print and online in English—the fastest-growing independent media outlet in America.

The Epoch Times takes the principles of Truth, Tradition and Hope as its guidance.

We highlight in our reporting the best of humanity, the valuable lessons of history, and traditions that are beneficial for society.

We are free from the influence of any government, corporation, or political party—this is what makes us different from other media organisations.

The Epoch Times was founded in the United States in the year 2000 in response to communist repression and censorship in China. Our founders, Chinese-Americans who themselves had fled communism, sought to create an independent media to bring the world uncensored and truthful information.

The Epoch Times has received numerous awards for our reporting and design, including from the New York Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Society for News Design.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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