Assistant Editor-Mandarin Division

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CGTN is looking for a full-time Assistant Editor for its Mandarin Division in Washington, D.C.

CGTN News Desk- Mandarin Division

This position should maintain a keen focus on and awareness of global news events. Work with correspondents to book guests and help with field production. Possess a clear understanding of TV news production including editorial, logistical and operational techniques. Capable of efficiently handling multiple breaking news stories in a fast-paced network newsroom environment. 

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Significant qualifications and skills in researching and booking a wide variety of experts and commentators across the world under deadlines
  • Skills to interact and secure high-profile guests in and outside the U.S.
  • Fulfill field production work with correspondents and camera crews on the scene of global news events
  • Constantly track correspondent assignments, shooting and delivery schedules
  • Develop and maintain a close familiarity with issues and personalities influencing news events in North and South America, as well as in China and Asia-Pacific
  • Planning both short and long-term coverage on a global scale
  • Easily adapt to other duties and responsibilities required by the Director of the Mandarin Division
  • Possess an understanding of television news agencies and how they function

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Must have at least 1-3 years network or major market guest-booking and newsgathering experience
  • Maintain excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess an understanding of and appreciation for a multi-national, multi-cultural work environment

Desired Characteristics:

  • Keen interest in China and Asia-Pacific
  • International news gathering and television field experience a plus
  • Fluent in Mandarin desired, not a must



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