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Freelancer Editors
Published Tuesday, December 22 and refreshed on Wed, Jan 27

Can you write and have a strong expertise in a specific area? We are seeking freelance editors with strong opinions and a tender love for Shanghai, and a wealth of knowlege about this city.

Here's what we are looking for now:

Art Freelancer
We are seeking a freelance writer with a background in art and an established knowledge of Shanghai's art scene. You'd be writing a monthly art roundup outlining Shanghai's best exhibitions, as well as help us keeping our art calendar up to date.

Urban Developments
For a new column in our housing section we are seeking an architech with a strong interest in urban development for a monthly column covering intersting new developments in this city.

Legal, Visa & Work
We run frequent articles on topics covering working life in Shanghai. We are seeking a freelancer with a background in HR or law who can help us create more accurate and useful guides to legally working or running a business in Shanghai.

Travel & Activities – We are seeking freelancer writers to cover travel stories for short trips outside and near Shanghai. You'd be pitching ideas to us, and if we like it, we'll pay a freelance fee and parts of your expenses.

Party Picture Photographers - Like nightlife? Know your way around a camera? Good with people? Then get paid for it. SmartShanghai is hiring a few good photographers to shoot party pictures for our galleries of wonderful people having wonderful times in and among the glittering nightclubs of this city.


Send us pitches for stories you want to write, samples of your past writing, and a short bio of yourself, telling us why we should jump into bed with you for the foreseeable future! Rates are above-average — double, really — for writers who can impress us; we will make this worth your while.

Freelance / Project 2020-12-22 Shanghai Shanghai 200000 2021-02-26
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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