WSJ seeks a China politics and society reporter in Singapore

February 11, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal seeks an experienced, resourceful and enterprising reporter to cover Chinese politics and society.

China’s Communist Party is ushering the world’s most populous country into a new era that has few historical precedents, experimenting with novel forms of governance and state control as it seeks to forge a state of “common prosperity” in the face of rising inequality and a changing demographic outlook. The party is also exerting ever greater influence outside China’s borders, using its economic, diplomatic and military weight in sometimes unexpected ways that challenge the U.S.-led global order.

You will:

  • Help unearth and define these trends for a global audience of millions who carefully follow every development.
  • Develop a ground-level view of the most important developments in the Communist Party’s governance of China and explain them to our audience with clarity, accuracy and nuance.
  • Produce strong spot coverage of major news and in-depth enterprise work across topics ranging from health care to human rights.
  • Be creative in the angles you consider, the sources of information you tap, and the methods you use to tell the stories you find, all while adhering to the highest standards of accuracy and ethics.

You have:

  • The enthusiasm, tenacity and skill to produce meaningful and memorable reporting in an increasingly difficult environment.
  • Preferably, fluency in written and spoken Mandarin, though we will weigh the full range of your skills.
  • An ability to work well with others, as you will need to collaborate with other reporters in our global China bureau, as well as in other bureaus around the world and inside the U.S.

This role reports to the Deputy China Bureau Chief and will be based in Beijing or Shanghai, once a journalist visa is granted. In the meantime, we will base you in a major Asian city like Singapore or Hong Kong, with an expectation that you will spend at least part of your time covering China’s impact on other countries in and outside the region.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and half a dozen clips showing the range of your work, particularly regarding China if applicable.

To apply, go here.

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