A new year means resolutions and a fresh start. If you want to get involved in media and publishing, then interning at thebeijinger.com will give you all that and more.

As an editorial intern, you will participate in the planning, research and writing of articles, blog posts and all the other things that go into the Beijinger website. Better yet, if you have a particular niche or obsession – be it food, nightlife, shopping or sports – we can arrange it so that you get to write as much as possible about the things you care the most about.

As everyone knows, getting published is the main route towards a career in journalism, and this could be your first stepping stone.

Most of our interns either end up working for us full time or getting swooped up by another media outlet that has seen their work published here.

Who you are:

Living in Beijing and excited to be here
Experienced in writing but eager to get more practice
Versatile and quick to learn
Responsible and hard-working
Excellent written English and at least conversational Chinese; reading Chinese a definite plus

What you'll get out of it:

Work experience for your CV & Bylines for your portfolio
Professional coaching in writing and editing
Daily practice in pitching, writing and researching stories
A network of contacts in Beijing, especially in your field of interest
Hands-on knowledge of the behind-the-scenes work of a dynamic website
References and a letter of recommendation

What you will do:

Pitch and write your own articles for thebeijinger.com
Moderate and edit directory items, classifieds and events
Attend press conferences and events

What you won't do:

Make coffee
Filing
Take dictation
Anything that you are ethically/morally opposed to
Anything that you are banned from doing by a doctor
Get rich*

Interested?

Impress us with your CV, links to your blog or online articles, and some recent writing samples  send it all to [email protected]. Alternatively, if you're looking for something a little more full on, we are also looking to fill a number of full-time positions. We look forward to hearing from you!

*There is a stipend for interns who work at least 20 hours a week.

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