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Assistant Editor / Researcher (Chinese)
Published Monday, December 21 and refreshed on Wed, Feb 03

SmartShanghai has a position open for a full-time, native Chinese editor to join our growing team of awesome people, blasting up Shanghai nightlife, dining, arts, entertainment and lifestyle editorial content on This opportunity to take up arms in the front lines of online nu media comes with a pretty decent salary, and the freedom to develop your writing and portfolio in the most important areas of human existence.

We want someone who is a generalist, with broad knowledge of Shanghai, excellent research skills and the ability to write on a wide range of topics. You will be be supporting the editorial team with researching stories and collections ('Where to get a PCR test in Shanghai' , 'Christmas church services in Shanghai'), generate a consistent stream of ideas for articles (like this one, or this one, or this one), and write articles for the website on what's happening in this city in the areas of arts, music, dining, nightlife and urban developments. You need to be on top of what’s happening in the Chinese media world, and helped translate ideas (not literally) into stories that fit the SmartShanghai tone and will appeal to the SmartShanghai audience.

Interested? Can you write? Know this city, and have ideas? Show us.


A native Chinese speaker who is over-educated in the areas of Journalism, English Lit, Asian Studies, Poli Sci — something like that. You should have some sort of impressive degree. You should also be able to speak excellent English.


The right candidate has been living in the city for a while and has Shanghai-specific writing and research credits (either in English or Chinese) that they can show us.

Please note: Again, this position is only open to a native Chinese speaker.

  • Complete fluency in Chinese and English, both written and spoken
  • Chinese passport holder
  • Familiar with the SmartShanghai voice and tone
  • Good positive attitude
  • A wide range of personal interests
  • Research skills
  • Strong knowledge of Shanghai
  • Independence
  • Time management skills
Fulltime 2020-12-21 Shanghai Shanghai 200000 2021-03-05
SmartShanghai has been the city's most useful English-language online city guide for more than 15 years. We write daily content and editorial on lifestyle news and events, we host Shanghai’s largest venue directory, the city’s best event listings; a popular housing platform; SmartTicket, our ticketing service; an online digital marketplace; and more.

Our singular and (variously) irreverent editorial style and focus, along with our genuine love and passion for living in and writing about Shanghai, has set us apart over the years. Our website and apps attract over 200k unique visitors every month, making us (probably) the most trafficked English online media in China.

We are an international team of editors, photographers, designers and programmers, all dedicated to independence, honesty and editorial transparency.

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