Managing and Technical Editors Required – Shanghai

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Nov. 5 – China Briefing is looking to engage two editorial members to work in the Shanghai office of Asia Briefing Ltd. China Briefing is part of the Asia Briefing stable of titles and has been published since 1999. Titles include magazines and books on China, India, Vietnam, Russia and emerging Asia, while the business also produces titles for prestigious organizations such as the United Nations, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bencham, and other regional chambers and foreign governments.

We are looking to engage two editorial members as follows:

Managing Editor – Expatriate Package
The managing editor will have the overall responsibility for managing the complete editorial team, including our in-house research staff, copy editors and designers, and ensuring production of titles is properly managed, scheduled and maintained. This position holds overall responsibility for the production of all books, magazines and web site news, as well as maintaining relationships with external syndication partners. The position carries joint budgetary responsibilities with the marketing director, and ultimately reports to the publisher. This is a senior role, and a full expatriate package is offered. Prior experience in editorial work, ideally within professional services is required. Fluency in Chinese is useful but not essential, while fluency in business English is a prerequisite.

Technical Editor – Fluent Chinese
A technical editor is also required, in a role that requires fluency in Chinese and English, combined with accurate and speedy translation skills. A background in China law or tax would be useful, as would research skills. The role will involve research of China’s evolving commercial, business and tax laws and to provide updates of these in English. Both provincial and state-level regulations will need to be researched, examined for implications, discussed with in-house counsel and translated into English.

These roles are based in our prestigious offices in the heart of downtown Shanghai on Nanjing Xi Lu. You will join a rapidly expanding and dynamic team of journalists, researchers and analysts covering both China and emerging Asia. Competitive salary, full benefits, and an excellent work environment are all provided.

Suitable candidates may send their cv and writing samples in full confidence to Interviews will be conducted in Shanghai from mid-November, with appointments expected to be made in December.