Social Media Specialist 社媒专员 (Washington, DC)

Job Posting Date:

Global Mandarin (GM) is currently seeking a journalist well-versed in social media to adapt Mandarin language news content (images, video, and audio) to social media to engage target audiences.This position will be based in GM's Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and implementing ways of adapting Global Mandarin’s content to engage audiences on social media channels and digital platforms.
  • Managing day-to-day curation and management of Global Mandarin social accounts.
  • Creating Instagram stories, post entries, images, graphics and videos that enable effective, engaging storytelling in the social space.
  • Using analytics to monitor the effectiveness of social posts and campaigns; providing feedback to editorial team based on data.
  • Tracking industry trends and use of social media in target market; identifying opportunities to grow audiences on new and evolving social platforms.
  • Covering news and/or features, as assigned, with depth and analysis.
  • Researching information online and from other relevant news sources, and incorporating multimedia, as appropriate, into reports and/or features.
  • Writing stories accurately and under deadline.
  • Using digital equipment to deliver clean, clear, and creative productions across media platforms.

Qualifications:

  • Savvy social media user. Particularly in Instagram and YouTube.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field with a minimum of two years full-time experience in digital, broadcast or print journalism.
  • Experience managing social media platforms for media outlets. Ability to utilize online media in creative and innovative ways and to adapt to new technologies and social media features as they evolve.
  • Effective copywriting skills, intuitive knowledge of design, experience with visual storytelling, and ability to identify and select visual media (still image and video) that most effectively tells news stories.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite for graphic design, video editing and motion graphic design.
  • Experience with social analytics (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), and third-party social management tools.
  • Required language skills: Spoken and written fluency in Mandarin and working proficiency in English.

How to Apply:

Submit a portfolio of your strongest work along with a cover letter and résumé via email to rfajobs@rfa.org, referencing “Global Mandarin Social Media Specialist” in the subject line.

 

Global Mandarin is a new digital platform administrated by Radio Free Asia (RFA).  RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US as an employee of RFA. RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the US as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

Feature Editor 专题编辑 (Washington, DC)

Job Posting Date:

Global Mandarin (GM) aims to inform and engage with young Mandarin-speaking audience around the world. As it gears up to begin delivering independent information that presents various perspectives on subjects important to its audiences, GM is currently seeking an experienced and motivated Feature Editor to join its team and help it fulfill its mission.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conceiving, assigning, and editing stories on a variety of subjects and issues covered by Global Mandarin.
  • Identifying and soliciting freelance writers and reporters to join Global Mandarin’s contributor network.
  • Commissioning stories from freelance contributors.
  • Leading the entire process of producing and packaging special reports, from conception, planning, execution, to promotion.
  • Working with video and visual teams to produce visual components for the special report packages.
  • Creating an editorial calendar of upcoming feature stories and special report packages.
  • Researching and writing original feature stories, articles, and components of special reports.
  • Working with the Director to develop a strong and unique voice and tone for Global Mandarin.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in journalism editing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
  • Superb editorial and Mandarin writing skills with a professional, established writing style.
  • Ability to identify story ideas that are consistent with Global Mandarin’s style and to solicit ideas from writers or commission ideas from freelancers and execute them into article pieces.
  • Familiarity with the field of journalism.
  • Ability to quickly establish and grow Global Mandarin’s freelancer and contributor network from inside and outside of China.
  • High degree of creativity and passion about building a brand from startup.
  • Must have a portfolio of previous work.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Required language skills: Fluency in written and verbal Mandarin Chinese and proficiency in written and verbal English.

How to apply:

Submit portfolio (link to web-based portfolio preferred) along with résumé with cover letter referencing "Feature Editor, Global Mandarin" in subject line via e-mail to rfajobs@rfa.org.

Global Mandarin is a new digital platform administrated by Radio Free Asia (RFA).  RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US as an employee of RFA. RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the US as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.