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Teach business journalism in China next year

March 31, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

The International Center for Journalists is seeking applications for two one-year teaching positions at a ground-breaking Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, beginning Sept. 1, 2007.

Taught in English, the program will target 20-25 students each year from China and other countries. The program will train students how to cover the fast-changing world of global business, economics and finance at one of the country’s most prestigious universities. A special emphasis will be placed on comparative studies of Chinese and Western companies and financial markets.

Courses will include analyzing case studies of China’s corporations, using the Internet to develop stories, and learning the techniques of investigative reporting. The goal is to create a cadre of top-notch business reporters and editors, who can produce clear, balanced and insightful coverage of Chinese and global companies. The international founding sponsors of this project are Merrill Lynch, the Knight Foundation, Bloomberg News and Deloitte Touche.

Successful candidates will each teach two of the following courses:

* Multimedia Business Reporting

* Legal and Ethical Issues In Business Reporting – Ethics and Corporate Governance

* Business Accounting and Finance

* Hot Topics in the Global Economy

* Corporate Strategies, Case Studies of Chinese and Global Companies

* Personal Finance Reporting

An advanced degree or in-depth experience in business journalism is required. The ideal candidate will have prior experience teaching business journalism at a university and knowledge of the Chinese economy. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Housing will be provided by Tsinghua University.

Send resume, a letter of interest and references by April 15, 2007, to: Vjollca Shtylla, International Center for Journalists, 1616 H Street NW, Third Floor, Washington DC, 20006. To apply by e-mail, send application materials to: jobs@icfj.org and indicate the position you are applying for in the e-mail subject line. Kindly indicate in your letter where you found out about this position. ICFJ is an equal opportunity employer.

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