Staff Writer at The Wire China 

February 18, 2022

The Wire China is hiring a Staff Writer to work closely with the editorial team to cover both news stories as well as longform features about China's economic rise. Coverage areas would include China's effect on global business, finance, trade, technology, labor and the environment.

This role requires reporting multiple news stories (700-1,000 words) monthly as well as pitching and writing longer cover story features (3,000-4,000 words). The ideal candidate has a deep knowledge of and interest in China's political economy, has key sources within the industry, Chinese language experience, and an established record of breaking or advancing news. Open to remote candidates. 


  • One to two years reporting experience at a magazine, newspaper or digital news outlet, preferably with a business or China reporting background.
  • A detailed and accurate writer who is devoted to balanced reporting "without fear or favor."
  • A drive to dig deeper behind headlines and rhetoric to cover China in a nuanced and thoughtful way.

About The Wire China:

Launched in April 2020, The Wire is a digital news magazine dedicated to understanding and explaining one of the biggest stories of our time: China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, technology, trade, labor and the environment.

The weekly publication — founded by David Barboza, who earned two Pulitzer Prizes while serving as the Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times — relies on a diverse group of editors, writers and columnists stationed around the globe. Many of them have years of experience covering China and its evolving relationship with the rest of the world. In 2021, two features from The Wire were named finalists for the prestigious SOPA awards organized by the Society of Publishers in Asia.

Our mission is to provide accurate, balanced, and thoughtful reporting, in the pursuit of truth, “without fear or favor.” We are also dedicated to bringing you diverse viewpoints and ideas, with our columns, book recommendations and Q&A interviews.

To apply, email your resume to Chloe Fox at [email protected].