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China Central Television English News Channel (CCTV-NEWS) Job Vacancies

03-28-2011 16:05 BJT

CCTV-News is China's only 24-hour English-language television channel, aiming at giving global viewers a better understanding of today’s China. The channel also offers a Chinese perspective on global headline news, and aims to become the premier source of information on China, Asia, and the world.

CCTV-News has the following job vacancies:

Copy Editors for News Update

Job Descriptions:

- Working closely with Chinese writers and copy-editing scripts written by non-native speakers for broadcast;

- Helping Chinese writers and non-native reporters present concise and expressive stories;

- Writing news headlines;

- Fact-checking;

- Writing breaking news stories;

- Doing voice-over and sound-bites;

- Writing and producing news stories when required;

Qualifications:

- Native English speakers;

- University bachelor degree or above;

- Minimum 2 years of experience working in the media industry;

- Excellent writing skills for television broadcast;

- Excellent voice for television broadcast;

- Abilities to work against tight deadlines and to work against regular hours;

- Good team player;

To apply, please send a CV and other supporting documents to: jobscctvinternational@gmail.com

Copy Editor for Culture Express

Job Descriptions:

- Working closely with Chinese culture writers and copy-editing their scripts for broadcast;

- Writing culture headlines;

- Fact-checking;

- Doing voice-over and sound-bites;

- Writing and producing culture stories when required;

Qualifications:

- Native English speakers;

- University bachelor degree or above;

- Minimum 2 years of experience working in the media industry or in culture-related industry;

- Being creative in writing culture stories;

- Excellent voice for television broadcast;

- Good team player;

To apply, please send a CV and other supporting documents to: jobscctvinternational@gmail.com

International Desk Assignment Editors

Job Descriptions:

- Monitoring international breaking news;

- Planning future international coverage;

- Coordinating with overseas international reporters;

- Assisting chief editors and programs on assignments to overseas reporters;

- Chasing up stories from overseas reporters;

- Assessing overseas reporters’ work;

- Assisting traveling reporters logistics, local support, etc.;

- Assisting in editing scripts filed from overseas reporters;

- Keeping a record of overseas reporters’ work load;

Qualification:

- Native English speakers or proficient in written and spoken English;

- University bachelor degree or above;

- Minimum 2 years of experience as producer or relevant co-ordination works in broadcast news, preferably with internationally renowned media organizations;

- Good organization skills;

- Good knowledge of international current affairs;

- Good computer skills;

To apply, please send a CV and other supporting documents to: jobscctvinternational@gmail.com

News Editors for CCTV-News talk show—Dialogue

Job Descriptions:

- Planning future coverage;

- Doing research and finding stories;

- Writing stories and producing relevant packages;

- Booking guests and pre-interviewing guests;

-Producing and directing live Dialogue programs;

- Copy-editing scripts written by Chinese colleagues and doing voice-over when necessary;

Qualifications:

- Native English speakers;

- University bachelor degree or above, preferably with degree in international relations and politics, economics, sociology, or mass communications;

- Minimum 2 years of experience working in the media industry;

- Should have deep understanding of international current affairs;

- Good communication skills and good research skills;

- Good knowledge of television production techniques;

To apply, please send a CV and other supporting documents to: jobscctvinternational@gmail.com

News Editors for CCTV-News Current Affairs Program

Job Descriptions:

- Planning future coverage;

- Doing research and finding stories;

- Writing, editing, and producing feature-length stories for broadcast;

Qualifications:

- Native English speakers and being fluent in Mandarin;

- University bachelor degree or above;

- Having at least two years of journalist experience of broadcast;

- Being knowledgeable and curious about China and its social issues;

- Having a flair for identifying compelling angles focused on the political, social, and economic issues of China today;

- Thorough knowledge of television production techniques both in the office and in the field;

To apply, please send a CV and work samples to: jobscctvinternational@gmail.com

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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