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Innovation Editor
Published Wednesday, March 11 and refreshed on Wed, Mar 11

We are looking for a talented and passionate individual to lead RADII’s Innovation section. This is an exciting role with the opportunity to really shape one of RADII’s key content verticals and make an immediate impact. The Innovation Editor will write or edit all of the content that is published in this section, shaping its long-term editorial strategy and maintaining its day-to-day publication schedule.

This is a full-time position with commensurate pay, based in our office in Shanghai.

About the section

Innovation is one of RADII’s three core verticals, along with Culture and Life. The purpose of the section is to show the original and unique innovation taking place in China today, upending the cliche that Chinese tech companies imitate rather than innovate. Tech hubs like Beijing (a hotbed for search, AI, and media companies), Hangzhou (China’s e-commerce mothership), and Shenzhen (a global manufacturing powerhouse, and home to China’s major gaming companies) are changing the country’s reputation for originality and regularly produce bleeding-edge cultural and technological breakthroughs.

How are Chinese tech companies forging their own paths, identifying problems and creating unique solutions to the issues the world faces today? How are Chinese startups and entrepreneurs creating value within the strictures of China’s political system? What is the next technological breakthrough that China will export to the world? How does China’s shifting tech landscape translate to the level of everyday life? These are the stories we want you to tell.

duties include

  • Write or edit 3-5 Innovation-related articles per week of varying length and scope (from blog-like Daily Drips to full-length features)
  • Contribute to the overall editorial strategy, including video production
  • Recruit contributors for Innovation section + edit and publish their contributionsPlan Innovation content on a weekly and monthly basis, coordinating with the Managing Editor to fit this plan into RADII’s overall publication schedule
  • Represent RADII within China’s tech community and beyond, including through events and networking


  • Have editorial experience at a comparable publication or in a relevant area
  • Be intimately familiar with at least one of the following fields (the more the better): AI, VR/AR, e-commerce, robotics/drones, Internet of Things, sharing economy, maker movement, blockchain/ cryptocurrencies
  • Have strong English-language writing skills; Chinese language skills and industry contacts are a huge plus
  • Based in Shanghai

Interested? Email your CV, a few relevant writing clips (or examples of pieces you’ve edited), and a short cover letter to

Fulltime 2020-03-11 Shanghai Shanghai 200000 2020-05-09

RADII (rā’dē-ī’) is an independent media platform dedicated to understanding and sharing vibrant stories at the core of the world’s most populous nation.

The China of copycats, corruption, and smog still exists, but it’s changing – fast. A new generation is ready to transform the country. From unwavering environmentalists and ethnic dialect rappers, to visionary entrepreneurs and sage healers, there are people across the country from all walks of life, all poised to make waves. RADII aims to share their stories.

In changing, challenging times, we need mutual understanding between China and the outside world now more than ever. RADII views China honestly, critically, and humanely, from the inside out. Our hope is that the truth becomes obvious: our commonalities are greater than our differences.

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