The Associated Press is seeking an experienced journalist and news manager with deep knowledge of China to serve as its top news leader in Beijing, supervising coverage and staff across all media formats throughout greater China.
The China News Director will supervise a team of journalists, including beat reporters, photographers, video journalists and deputies for text, photos and video. He or she will report to the Asia-Pacific News Director in Bangkok and work closely with colleagues around the world.
The China News Director will collaborate with AP’s regional and global News leadership to set and execute AP’s strategy for coverage of Greater China, and lead cross-format planning of breaking news and enterprise. They will serve as AP’s legal representative in China, and primary editorial liaison to the Chinese government. They will also work closely with AP’s business leaders in the region to execute the company’s editorial and sales strategies in Greater China and help meet the needs of a growing AP customer base in the region.
Candidates should have at least 10 years’ experience as a full-time, professional journalist, including time with a top newspaper, broadcaster or news agency. An understanding of multi-format journalism is also required, and experience working in multiple media formats is a big plus.