NPR is seeking a dynamic and enterprising correspondent to report on China’s interests, influence, and activities in the United States and abroad. This reporter will develop ideas and proposals for reports and stories about China that draw from a mix of national security, business, politics, technology and intelligence. You’ll gather information and reporting for news programs, cover breaking news, and unearth unexplored threads in the US-China relationship. This role will have the ability to take true ownership of our coverage of China in the United States, and develop stories illustrating trends and significant political, economic, social, and cultural issues emanating from China’s expanded place in the world.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 6 years’ experience reporting on China, ideally including international reporting and radio production. Demonstrable experience in execution of sophisticated broadcast and online journalism, such as long-form features and documentaries. Proven understanding of China, its political system, business community, and history of interacting with political and commercial entities. Familiarity with complex foreign policy issues, especially those involving China and Asia.
Chinese language (Mandarin) fluency
A solid grounding in either national security or economics/business reporting would be helpful, as well as investigative reporting experience.
Experience working overseas, especially in China, strongly preferred. Experience in living and/or working in difficult international situations is highly valuable.