South China Morning Post, US Correspondent (Washington, D.C.)
- To produce original news reports and feature stories that help readers worldwide understand all aspects of the US-China relationship and other important relationships Washington has in East Asia
- Work with a small team of other US correspondents and US editors to identify and develop the best possible content
- Keep the US bureau chief informed of stories in development
- Keep up to date with the ideas guiding the US-China relationship and work with US news editors to translate this knowledge for a savvy audience that ranges from the general news consumer to connected Washington policymakers
- Develop and maintain contacts among Washington policymakers and foreign affairs specialists, and through them develop exclusive and original material
- Collaboration with other correspondents including US reporting team as well as colleagues in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore
- At least seven years of experience covering breaking news and writing features
- Demonstrated ability to produce sustained, authoritative coverage of an issue of interest to the South China Morning Post’s audience
- Ability to work in a fast-moving news environment, preferably for an established publication available in print and online
- Have a comprehensive understanding of China’s diplomatic strategy and thinking towards the US
- Have good grasp of major political and economic trends that are shaping China-US relations. The candidate needs to have a holistic view and should not narrowly focus on one or two areas
- Wide range of contacts in diplomacy and think tank circles
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of the political and economic structures of the Chinese and US governments
- Strong understanding of international diplomacy and alliances, and knowledge of the history of modern China
- The Correspondent will be based in Washington D.C.
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