CCTVNEWS is the only 24-hour English language television channel broadcasting in China. 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. CCTVNEWS is focused on becoming a high quality, trustworthy and respected global news brand, and a leading source of information for China, Asia and the world.

To meet the needs of our expanding program schedule, CCTVNEWS is seeking experienced and dynamic candidates for the following positions.

Location: Beijing(or specified locations)

Contract length: 1 year (subject to renewal)

Type of Position: Full Time

All positions require the following:
  • 5+ years experience working in the media industry
  • Native English fluency
  • University degree, preferably in journalism, media, communications, politics or economics
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Well-versed in international and regional politics and economy
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines
  • Able to work on a highly cooperative team under pressure
  • Willing to work flexible and irregular hours
  • Non-Chinese passport holder
Positions available

Job Description:
• Host programs and news bulletins
• Anchor live coverage
• Conduct interviews with guests and talk live with correspondents in the field
• Record voice-overs, headlines and teases
• Provide advice to reporters and editors to improve scripts

• Thorough knowledge of television production techniques used in studio and in the field
• Ability to handle live breaking news
• Strong communication and research skills
• Knowledge and understanding of Asia is a plus

Beijing 12, Shanghai 2, Guangzhou 2, Chengdu 2

Job Description:
• Helping non-native English-speaking reporters present concise and expressive stories
• Offering help and advice on grammar, content and story flow
• Editing and re-writing scripts where necessary
• Advising reporters and editors to improve script writing techniques
• Writing and producing news stories
• Voicing packages and sound-bites
• Help to communicate with guests

• Experienced in TV news writing and gathering
• Strong interest and knowledge in Chinese related news
• Good broadcast voice

Job Description:
• Propose newsworthy topics
• Prepare interview questions, including host lead-in and lead-out
• Help to edit outlines written by Chinese colleagues
• Proofread scripts of background stories
• Record voice-overs
• Write for social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and others)
• Coach, mentor and train Chinese colleagues

• Knowledge of current affairs, especially international relations, business trends and social issues
• Wide range of broadcast news experience including writing, voicing, reporting and editing

Job Description:
• Responsible for pitching and booking guests for news and talk shows
• Propose interesting, topical and newsworthy topics
• Search and find guests
• Handling guest relations
• Responsible for logistics of getting guests to the studio

• Good working knowledge of English with basic Chinese proficiency preferred
• A curious mind and a creative approach to finding new studio guests
• Calm under pressure especially when needing to find a guest on short notice
• Strong communication skills to build relationships with guests and potential guests
• Experience of booking for a major media outlet is preferred

Job Description:
• Work on project planning and brand promotion projects
• Experienced in information gathering, organization and writing
• Writing and copy editing for CCTVNEWS Desk project plans and initiatives
• Cooperating with other CCTVNEWS production teams

• Experience in broadcast news production
• Chinese language skill preferred

Job Description:
• Helping non-native English speaking writers and reporters to present concise and expressive stories
• Providing help and advice on grammar, content and story flow
• Editing and re-writing scripts when necessary
• Fact checking
• Writing creative and lively hourly news headlines
• Writing breaking news stories
• Writing and producing news stories when required
• Typing live subtitles in the studio when required
• Voicing packages and sound-bites

• Excellent television news writing skills
• Good broadcast voice
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Ability to work irregular hours, including night shifts

Job Description:
• Direct live and taped news, talk, sports or feature programs
• Manage large-scale projects involving set design or specialty shows
• Conduct control room flow to the necessary technical personnel
• Work closely with show producers and technical crews to ensure the show rundown is executed cleanly and accurately
• Collaborate with senior management, producers and crews to create and organize production elements
• Cooperate with set and graphic designers to enhance the overall creative look of a show

• 5+ years of studio experience, directing live, fast-paced news, talk or sports programs
• Thorough knowledge of studio operation, equipment and broadcast standards
• Familiar with live news, sports, talk show and remote production operations
• Ability to demonstrate creative flair and take a leadership role in the studio
• Knowledge of computer graphics and other broadcast techniques
• Familiarity with VR and AR is preferred