chinadialogue, Deputy Editor

London (Central), London (Greater)
£ DoE
10 Sep 2014
22 Oct 2014
Digital, Online
Editor, Editorial
Job Type
Full Time

Deputy Editor at chinadialogue

Location: London

Position: Deputy Editor

Hours: Full time

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: Depending on experience

Start time: November 2014

Application deadline: 13th October. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.


chinadialogue is seeking an experienced Deputy Editor to join our London office. The ideal candidate would be a journalist and editor with a keen interest in environmental issues and international affairs.

The ideal candidate would be proactive, highly organised and self-motivated, with relevant professional experience paired with excellent writing and verbal communications skills, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in their work.

About us

chinadialogue disseminates high-quality information and promotes communication on environment and climate change in both Chinese and English. We provide a space for open discussion, to inform and to contribute to equitable and constructive solutions to global environmental problems. We aim to foster a common purpose across political, ideological and cultural boundaries by publishing independent and accurate information on environmental and climate issues and by facilitating tolerant and constructive dialogue.

chinadialogue’s primary vehicle is its unique, bilingual web platform, chinadialogue has offices in London, Beijing and Delhi.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to write and edit for chinadialogue as a key part of its London-based editorial team. The deputy editor will work closely alongside the managing editor.

Essential skills:

  • excellent writing, editing and commissioning skills;
  • proven interest in environment and climate change issues;
  • experience in web publishing, social media and use of CMS systems;
  • ability to establish and maintain a network of contacts;
  • strong project management and problem solving skills;
  • ability to work independently.

Desirable skills:

  • Chinese language skills;
  • knowledge of Chinese current affairs.

Main responsibilities:

  • writing and researching articles and blogs;
  • commissioning and editing content;
  • coordinating translation of content and editing translated content;
  • planning and coordinating special editorial projects;
  • liaising with chinadialogue editorial teams in Beijing and Delhi on joint editorial projects and themes of mutual interest;
  • working with Production Manager to prepare content for online publication and coordinate over selection of images to accompany content;
  • uploading content to CMS system.

How to apply:

Please send a CV with references, covering letter and clippings to:

Applications should be submitted in English.

The application deadline is 13th October. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.

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