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Social media intern

SupChina wants a part-time intern to help guide journalistic conversations about Chinese business, politics and culture on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat, Medium and other social networks.

Top candidates must move through social media and online information streams like a fish through water. You’ll be tracking news feeds, chatting with netizens, wrangling text, digging up and prepping photos, and helping make us a respected and sought-after voice for nuanced, informative and engaging discussions about China, wherever they may take place.

Our international team works offline but more often online, so you should be comfortable getting critical tasks done over email and Slack from your home in New York, Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong.

We’re excited to continue building SupChina. If you are too, send a resume and brief cover letter to SupChina’s editors at

  • Find and discuss important news on social networks, including WeChat, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Assist in producing newsletters, app updates and other content streams.
  • Research and prepare photographs.
  • Produce weekly social media analytics reports.
Key qualifications:
  • Based in New York, Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong.
  • Ability to communicate in Chinese (Mandarin) is not required, but is a plus.
  • Refined writing and editing skills.
  • Able to respond to breaking news across social media platforms.
  • Understanding of Web analytics and how to grow an online audience.
  • Active on social media.
  • Dedicated to growing an audience from the ground up.
  • Comfortable staying connected with a global team via Slack and email.
  • Comfortable performing independent research on the internet.
  • Experience with Google Docs, Microsoft Office and a photo-editing program.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program or be graduates of a degree program within the past year.
  • Preferred majors are journalism, communications, marketing or business.