Location: Peru/Ecuador
Position: Latin America Regional Editor
Hours: Part-time (8 hours/ one day per week)
Contract type: TBC
Salary: US$300 per day
Start time: ASAP
Application deadline: 15th Feb 2021. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis

About the role

Diálogo Chino is recruiting a regional editor to lead our coverage of from the Andean region. This is a rare opportunity for a journalist and editor to join a dynamic and growing global team with unique resources in Beijing and London, enhance their capacity to report on the social and environmental dimensions of China’s engagement with Latin America and to expand the reach and impact of Diálogo Chino’s pioneering coverage of this urgent issue. The regional editor will write, edit, commission, and disseminate original and engaging stories that shed new light on the China-Latin America partnership and will help develop our existing network of contributors, and national and regional media partner organisations. The ideal candidate will be proactive, highly organised and self-motivated, with relevant professional experience paired with excellent writing and verbal communications skills, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 

Essential skills:

  • Excellent writing, editing and commissioning skills;
  • A minimum of 3 years experience working as an editor, journalist or in a relevant communications role;
  • Proven interest in environment and climate change issues, and in Chinese operations in the region;
  • Very strong networks among journalists, experts, NGOs and policymakers in the Andean region;
  • A native Spanish speaker with full professional proficiency in English;
  • Experience producing online multimedia stories targeted towards engaging new and diverse audiences;
  • Experience in web publishing, social media and use of CMS (WordPress);
  • Strong project management and problem solving skills;
  • Flexibility and ability to multitask, verbal and cross-cultural communications skills, and intellectual curiosity;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a global team.

Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of China and international affairs;
  • Creative flair and a passion for new and innovative ways of telling stories.

Main responsibilities:

Editorial

  • writing, researching, commissioning and editing original Latin America content with a strong multimedia focus for the project website and its associated web platforms;
  • coordinating translation of content, evaluating translation quality and editing translated content;
  • liaising with Dialogo Chino’s Managing Editor and with China dialogue editorial teams in London and Beijing on joint editorial projects and themes of mutual interest;
  • working with Production Manager to prepare content for online publication and coordinate over selection of images to accompany content;
  • uploading content to CMS system

Communications and Marketing

  • developing syndication and content sharing relationships with regional and vernacular media;
  • working with the Digital Communications and Social Media officer to form a regional communications strategy to raise the profile of Latin America content on China Dialogue

Network building

  • liaise with project partners and other existing project contacts to build a regional network of contributors and a dedicated readership

How to apply

Please submit a CV with at least two references, a cover letter, 2-3 examples of recent, relevant work or clippings and a pitch for two stories that would be suitable for Diálogo Chino, at least one of which should have a strong multimedia orientation. Applications should be sent to: [email protected]

Applications should be submitted in English.

The application deadline is 5th Feb 2021. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Shortlisted candidates will also be required to complete an editorial exercise in advance of attending the interview.