CCTVNEWS, China’s 24-hour international English-language TV news channel, is recruiting.

With 100 experienced reporters and correspondents and three major news centers around the world, CCTVNEWS is an emerging force in global news.

Join us in our new state-of-the-art broadcast center in the heart of Beijing – one of the world’s liveliest capital cities.

We want to hear from experienced TV professionals who want to grow their careers as we grow the channel. No beginners please.

All positions require the following:
  • University bachelor degree or above, preferably in journalism, media, communications, international relations, politics, economics
  • 5 years’ experience working in the media industry
  • A strong understanding of news and international current affairs
  • Good communication and research skills
  • Strong knowledge of television production techniques
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines
  • Willing to work flexible and irregular hours
  • Good team player
Positions available

Qualifications and skills:
• Native English speaker
• University bachelor degree or above
• At least 5 years’ broadcast journalism experience, preferably with internationally-renowned media organizations
• Experience of dedicated anchoring within one of the three specialist fields above
• Knowledgeable about China
• Thorough knowledge of television production techniques, both studio-based and in the field
• Ability to handle live breaking news
• Strong research skills
• Calm under pressure - and a strong team player
• We are particularly interested to hear from those with a good knowledge and understanding of Asia

Qualifications and skills:
• Thorough knowledge of studio operations
• Experience of live TV News broadcasting
• Familiar with different styles of studio programing
• Keen interest in international news and events in China
• Ability to demonstrate creative flair and take a leadership role in the gallery
• Knowledge of computer graphics and other broadcast techniques
• Calm under pressure

Working in the newsroom on rolling news, covering domestic and international news, breaking stories and global events.

Job Requirements:
• Helping Chinese writers and non-native English-speaking reporters present concise and expressive stories
• Offering help and advice on grammar, content and flow, editing and re-writing scripts where necessary
• Writing creative and concise hourly news headlines
• Fact-checking
• Writing breaking news stories
• Voicing packages and sound-bites
• Writing and producing news stories
• Writing live subtitle captions in the gallery

Qualifications and skills:
• Native English speaker
• University bachelor degree or above
• Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the media industry
• Excellent writing skills for television news
• Good broadcast voice

Required for the launch of a new current affairs magazine show focused on Asia

Job Requirements:
• Planning future coverage
• Proposing and researching stories
• Writing, producing and editing feature-length stories for broadcast

Qualifications and skills:
• Native English speaker, fluent in Mandarin
• University bachelor degree or above
• At least 5 years’ broadcast journalism experience
• Knowledgeable and curious about China/Asia and its social issues
• Thorough knowledge of television production techniques, both studio-based and in the field able to work flexible and irregular hours

China 24 is our main evening news program, focusing on the main developments of the day in China and around the world

Job Requirements:
• Writing and producing news stories
• Helping Chinese writers and non-native English-speaking reporters present concise and expressive stories
• Offering help and advice on grammar, content and flow, editing and re-writing scripts where necessary
• Fact-checking
• Voicing packages and sound-bites
• Planning future coverage
• Pitching and researching ideas, discussion topics and guests
• Finding and booking guests

Qualifications and skills:
• Bilingual – English and Mandarin
• University bachelor degree or above
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the media industry
• A strong understanding of Chinese affairs
• Good communication and research skills
• Good broadcast voice
• Excellent writing skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to handle tight deadlines
• Good team player

Dialogue is our flagship current affairs discussion show, with lively studio debate focusing on international and domestic news, politics and current affairs.

Job Requirements:
• Producing and directing in the gallery
• Planning future coverage
• Pitching and researching ideas, discussion topics and guests
• Writing, producing and editing clear, incisive and relevant supporting news packages
• Finding and booking guests
• Copy-editing scripts written by Chinese writers and anchors and recording voice-overs when necessary

Qualifications and skills:
• Native English speaker
• University bachelor degree or above, preferably in international relations, politics, economics, sociology, or communications
• Minimum of 5 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
• Excellent writing skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to handle tight deadlines
• Good team player

Daily news program focusing on key developments across the Asian continent.

We are looking for Asia specialists who have a good understanding of issues across Asia.

Job Requirements:
• Writing, producing and editing clear, incisive and relevant supporting news packages
• Planning future coverage
• Pitching and researching ideas, discussion topics and guests
• Finding and booking guests
• Copy-editing scripts written by Chinese writers and anchors and recording voice-overs when necessary

Qualifications and skills:
• Native English speaker
• University bachelor degree or above
• Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the media industry
• Excellent writing skills for television news
• Good broadcast voice

Daily in-depth current affairs program focusing on global issues

Job Requirements:
• Writing, producing and editing clear, incisive and relevant supporting news packages
• Planning future coverage
• Pitching and researching ideas, discussion topics and guests
• Finding and booking guests
• Copy-editing scripts written by Chinese writers and anchors and recording voice-overs when necessary

Qualifications and skills:
• Native English speaker
• University bachelor degree or above
• Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the media industry
• Excellent writing skills for television news
• Good broadcast voice

Culture Express is our daily arts, music and culture show, featuring stories from China and around the world.

Job Requirements:
• Leading the production team for this daily program
• Hands on involvement with all aspects of production, from planning to program delivery
• Helping Chinese writers and non-native English speaking reporters present concise and expressive stories

Qualifications and skills:
• Native English speaker
• 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
• Active interest in and knowledgeable about the arts world, particularly in China

Qualifications and skills:
• Native English speaker or proficient in written and spoken English
• University bachelor degree or above
• At least 3 years’ broadcast news experience, preferably with internationally-renowned media organizations
• Experienced in news and feature editing, to work across the output
• Proficient in NLE: AVID, Final Cut, Premiere Pro, Edius, Vegas etc.
• Knowledge of After Effects etc. and graphics an advantage
• Good knowledge of television production techniques, both studio-based and in the field
• Ability to handle live breaking news
• Calm under pressure - and a strong team player

Job Requirements:
• High-level reporting skills
• Strong contact book
• Self-starter, able to generate coverage ideas
• Capable of packaging and live reporting
• Clear broadcast voice

Qualificationsand skills:
• Proficient English speaker - fluent
• University bachelor degree or above
• At least 5 years’ broadcast journalism experience
• Thorough knowledge of television production techniques in the field
• Active interest in Chinese events and current affairs

We are seeking to increase Vietnam, India (Business reporter), Japan (Business reporter), South Korea, Iraq, Malaysia, Mongolia

Job Requirements:
• High-level reporting skills
• Strong contact book
• Self-starter, able to generate coverage ideas
• Capable of packaging and live reporting
• Clear broadcast voice

Qualifications and skills:
• Proficient English speaker - fluent
• University bachelor degree or above
• At least 5 years’ broadcast journalism experience
• Thorough knowledge of television production techniques in the field

Job Requirements:
• Overseeing the production of social media content
• Support reporters using social media tools in the field
• Working with program producers to ensure the social media content is supporting the programmes being aired
• Manage a small team producing social media content
• Analyse social media trends on news topics related to China and ensure CCTVNews is part of the conversation

Qualifications and skills:
• Excellent English writing and editing, knowledge of Mandarin desirable
• Excellent knowledge of both Chinese and International social media platforms and their technical requirements
• Ability to find stories before they trend on social media
• Wide knowledge of news and current affairs issues in China and the world
• Good leadership and communication skills
• Experienced in managing social media campaigns
• Experienced in analysing social media trends
• Up to date with the latest web standards and industry news
• At least 2 years of experience in online journalism
• At least 2 years of experience in active social media use

Job Requirements:
• Assist in the design strategy based on CCTVNEWS´s social media goals
• Working with CCTV websites, applications and social media platforms, and help to develop an application or website
• Developing primary interfaces, creating prototypes, and staying up-to-date on current trends to keep the application/website on the cutting edge of technology and design

Qualifications and skills:
• Familiar with current computer programming languages (including C++, HTML and Java), hardware (both Macintosh and Microsoft products) and software (including Adobe Director, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro, PowerPoint and Avid)
• Ability to meet multiple deadlines and multitask
• Team player with excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Creative, analytical thinker who can tell a story using all the tools currently available in the industry

Job Requirements:
• Lead role in creating and conceptualizing TV packaging, including Openings, Promos, Graphics Design, Studio Design, etc.
• Hands-on production of Openings/Promos/Motion Graphics Design/3D Animation
• Assist Art Director to carry out creative program packaging and provide proper suggestions
• Provide Art Director with suggestions and solutions of Studio Design/Packaging and Branding

Qualifications and skills:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, with strong presentation skills. Mandarin speakers are also welcomed
• University degree: diploma in Computer Graphics, Animation, Television Arts or equivalent
• A minimum of three years´ experience in promo production, preferably for a television network or a post-production company. Extensive graphic design experience is required
• Proficient in non-linear editing, video effects and compositing: Final Cut Pro /Avid/After Effects, etc. Expertise with 3DS max/Maya/Soft is preferred. Both Mac and PC platform
• Familiar with standard industry post-production equipment
• Must be able to work both independently and as part of a creative team
• Ability to provide creative solutions above and beyond traditional expectations
• Sense of initiative, passionate, ability to multi-task, and work under high pressure with short deadlines

Job Requirements:
• Design, develop, and implement motion graphics/graphics for the purpose of advancing the creativity and complexity of program graphic presentation, live studio productions and post production projects
• Participate and make contributions to the creative process
• The role reports directly to the Art Director

Qualifications and skills:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, with strong presentation skills. Mandarin speakers are also welcomed
• University degree: diploma in Graphics Design or equivalent
• A minimum of three years´ experience as a motion graphics/graphics designer for a television network or a post-production company
• Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere and Final Cut Pro. Both Mac and PC platform
• High level of computer literacy
• Must be able to work both independently and as part of a creative team
• Sense of initiative, passionate and work under high pressure with short deadlines

Job Requirements:
• Shoot for promo production and post-production projectsM
• Participate and make contributions to the creative process

Qualifications and skills:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, with strong presentation skills. Mandarin speakers are also welcomed
• University degree: diploma in Photography or equivalent
• A minimum of three years´ experience as a professional cameraman, preferably for a television network or a post-production company
• Experience with lighting interview setups
• Experience lighting & shooting in interior & exterior locations
• Experience recording quality sounds on location
• Experience with Canon DSLR cameras (5D & 7D)/ Sony (F3 and comparable)/ Red (Epic, Scarlet, or One)
• High level of computer literacy
• Must be able to work both independently and as part of a creative team.
• Sense of initiative, passionate and work under high pressure with short deadlines.
• Ability to travel as required

We are looking for reporters/anchors to join two of our main features programs, China Insight and Travelogue

Job Requirements:
• Conducting research
• Reporting and interviewing
• Writing and voicing scripts
• Generating program ideas

Qualifications and skills:
• Native English speaker
• Excellent writing skilss
• University bachelor degree or above
• At least 2 years’ media industry experience, preferably in TV
• Active interest in all aspect of Chinese society and current affairs
• Confident in front of camera
• Ability to communicate in Mandarin an advantage
• Ability to travel as required and work irregular hours