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01-18-2012 11:34 BJT

CCTV-News is China's only 24-hour English-language television channel. We aim to provide global audiences with a better understanding of today’s China, while offering a Chinese perspective on international news and current affairs. CCTV-News is focused on becoming a high quality, trusted and respected global news brand, and a leading source of information on China, Asia and the world.

CCTV-News is currently expanding and is seeking experienced, dynamic and professional applicants for the following job vacancies:

Social Media (Multiple Positions)

CCTV News is growing its social media team and is looking for professionals who know true engagement is more than simply re-posting articles. We have an incredibly enlightened, intelligent and sophisticated group of users who are highly engaged with our products. Our efforts in social media are meant to tap in to the knowledge from that relationship. We value what they can share with us and with other users. 

Roles:

* Multimedia Journalists (Chinese & International)

Summary: To produce multimedia news stories combining appropriate use of text, video, photography, audio and infographics for publication to the CCTV News China Region website, Weibo/Twitter accounts and other digital products. The job entails primarily writing original content and is desk based, though the journalists must be prepared to go out to report news stories if needed using a variety of media skills (video/audio/photography as well as writing).

* Visual Designer/Editor (Chinese)

Summary: To assist the regional journalists in producing visual assets and design for the China website, Weibo/Twitter accounts and other digital products. The job entails primarily editing visual content from CCTV News, wire services and UGC content and is desk based, though the visual editors must be prepared to deploy to regional news stories if needed as cameramen/editors.

* Repurposed Content Editors (Chinese)

Summary: To be responsible for the online CCTV News program catch up service on the CCTV News website, podcast and YouTube, uploading daily program content and ensuring strong SEO and links.

* Digital Content Editors (International & Chinese)

Summary: To feed the social media streams with stories and ideas. Furthermore the digital content editors will be expected to be constantly monitoring the wire services and the CCTV news channels to ensure that the social feeds can be at the forefront of global breaking news stories.

* Data Journalist (Chinese)

Summary: To produce data driven multimedia news stories for publication to the CCTV News core website. The job is desk based as part of the digital news desk and involves writing and infographics skills.

Basic Qualifications and Requirements for All Positions

* Native English speaker with a valid passport or Chinese national with excellent English.

* Must be highly creative, innovative, extremely motivated,
organized. 

* Candidates must be able to direct creation of specific content that will measurably improve brand awareness, recognition, favorability, esteem and achievement of CCTV News growth objectives across key, targeted audiences.

* Must have a proven track record of innovative thinking and execution of social media projects. 

* Must have a thorough grasp of the present and future of social media platforms. 

* Must work well on a team and with a wide range of people – or independently as the situation demands.
 
Educational Requirements

Undergraduate degree & extensive social media experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to cctvnews@cctv.com with “Social Media” in the subject line.

Reporter for Features Department, China Insight

Job Description:

* Conducting research;

* On-camera reporting and interviewing;

* Writing scripts;

* Voicing scripts;

* Generating new programme ideas.

 Qualifications:

* Native English speaker;

* University bachelor’s degree or above;

* Minimum 2 years working in the media industry, preferably in television;

* Excellent writing skills;

* An interest in all aspects of Chinese society; 

* Confidence in front of the camera;

* Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines;

* Prepared to travel within China and to work irregular hours;

* Good team player;

* Prepared to relocate to Beijing;

* Ability to speak Mandarin is an advantage.

To apply, please send a clear head shot, two writing samples and a recent copy of your CV to: cctvnewsfeatures@cctv.com or chinainsight1002@hotmail.com

Anchors for News, Business and Sports Programs

Qualifications, Skills and Desirable Qualities:

* Native English speaker;

* University bachelor degree or above;

* At least 10 years broadcast journalism experience, preferably with internationally renowned media organizations;

* At least 5 years experience of dedicated anchoring within one of the above three specialist fields;

* Knowledgeable and curious about China and its social issues;

* Thorough knowledge of television production techniques, both studio-based and in the field;

* Strong ability to broadcast unscripted and improvise during passages of changing and breaking news;

* Strong research skills;

* Calm under pressure.

To apply, please send a CV and work samples to: jobs@cctv.com

News Editors - Dialogue

Dialogue is the flagship topical talk show on CCTV News, with lively studio debate focusing on international and domestic news, politics and current affairs.

Job Requirements:

* Planning future coverage;

* Proposing and researching ideas, discussion topics and guests;

* Writing, producing and editing clear, incisive and relevant supporting news packages;

* Booking and pre-interviewing guests;

* Producing and directing from the gallery;

* Copy-editing scripts written by Chinese writers and anchors and recording voice-overs when necessary.

Qualifications, Skills and Desirable Qualities:

* Native English speaker;

* University bachelor degree or above, preferably in international relations, politics, economics, sociology, or communications;

* Minimum of 10 years experience working in the media industry;

* A deep understanding of international current affairs;

* Good communication and research skills;

* Strong knowledge of television production techniques;

* Demonstrably excellent writing skills for television news;

* Strong attention to detail;

* Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure;

* Able to work flexible and irregular hours;

* Good team player.

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

International Desk Assignment Editors

Job Requirements:

* Planning future international coverage;

* Monitoring international breaking news;

* Coordinating with international reporters based around the world;

* Assisting chief editors and program directors on assignments for overseas reporters;

* Chasing stories from overseas reporters and monitoring their workload;

* Assessing the work of overseas reporters;

* Assisting with logistics and local support for overseas reporters;

* Assisting with the editing of scripts filed by overseas reporters.

Qualifications, Skills and Desirable Qualities:

* Native English speaker or proficient in written and spoken English;

* University bachelor degree or above;

* Minimum 5 years experience as a producer or news planner, preferably with internationally renowned media organizations;

* Strong organizational and multi-tasking abilities;

* Strong awareness of international news and current affairs;

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

News Editors - CCTV News Current Affairs

Job Requirements:

* Planning future coverage;

* Proposing and researching stories;

* Writing, producing and editing feature-length stories for broadcast.

Qualifications, Skills and Desirable Qualities:

* Native English speaker, fluent in Mandarin;

* University bachelor degree or above

* At least 10 years broadcast journalism experience;

* Knowledgeable and curious about China and its social issues;

* A flair for identifying compelling angles focused on political, social, and economic issues;

* Thorough knowledge of television production techniques, both studio-based and in the field;

* Able to work flexible and irregular hours;

* Good team player.

To apply, please send a CV and work samples to: jobs@cctv.com

Newsroom Copy Editors

Working in the newsroom on hourly bulletins and rolling news, covering ever-changing domestic and international situations, breaking news and significant global events.

Job Requirements:

* Helping Chinese writers and non-native English speaking reporters present concise and expressive stories, by offering help and advice on grammar, content and flow, editing and re-writing scripts where necessary;

* Writing creative and snappy hourly news headlines;

* Fact-checking;

* Writing breaking news stories;

* Voicing packages and sound-bites;

* Writing and producing news stories when required;

* Writing live subtitles in the gallery when required.

Qualifications, Skills and Desirable Qualities:

* Native English speaker;

* University bachelor degree or above;

* Minimum 5 years experience working in the media industry;

* Demonstrably excellent writing skills for television news;

* Good broadcast voice;

* Strong attention to detail;

* Strong awareness of international news and current affairs;

* Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure;

* Able to work irregular hours, including nightshifts;

* Good team player.

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

Copy Editor - Culture Express

Culture Express is CCTV News’s daily round-up of the latest arts and culture stories from China and around the world.

Job Requirements:

* Helping Chinese writers and non-native English speaking reporters present concise and expressive stories, by offering help and advice on grammar, content and flow, editing and re-writing scripts where necessary;

* Writing creative and snappy headlines;

* Fact-checking;

* Voicing packages and sound-bites;

* Writing and producing stories when required;

Qualifications, Skills and Desirable Qualities:

* Native English speakers;

* University bachelor degree or above;

* Minimum 5 years experience working in the media industry, the arts industry, or the cultural industry;

* Strong general awareness of the arts and current affairs;

* A flair for creative concise writing;

* Good broadcast voice;

* Good team player.

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

CCTV-Français is looking for you!

CCTV-Françaisis looking for you! You are a native French speaker and proficient in English as well. Graduated, preferably with a degree in journalism or communication and are interested in China.

Please contact us by sending an email to the following address: cctvchainef@126.com

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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