Saturday, August 25, 2007

Job opp: Assistant editor fluent in Chinese

Sorry for the infrequent postings. Just back from vacation. Here's the first of many as I catch up with my e-mail:


New America Media, the country's first and largest national collaboration of ethnic news organizations, seeks an assistant editor with fluency in Chinese to monitor the Chinese-language media, report on the Chinese-American community and build strong editorial relationships with Chinese-language media nationwide.

About New America Media:

Founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, NAM is headquartered in California, where ethnic media are the primary source of news and information for over half of the state's new ethnic majority.

NAM's goal is to promote the editorial visibility and economic viability of this critical sector of American journalism as a way to build inclusive public discourse in our increasingly diverse, global society. NAM produces and aggregates editorial content from and for the ethnic media sector and develops pioneering marketing services on behalf of corporations, foundations, and non-profits who are targeting ethnic media and ethnic communities.

The Assistant Editor/Chinese Media Monitor helps NAM stay on top of the news concerning the Chinese-American and Asian-American communities. By monitoring the Chinese-language media and keeping up-to-date knowledge of news about the Chinese community, the candidate will help bring visibility to the Chinese media sector and promote more coverage of the Chinese-American community.


--Maintain working knowledge of top news and issues in Chinese media and Chinese-American community
--Generate story ideas
--Maintain and build working relationship with Chinese media editors and reporters
--Monitor Chinese-language media daily for content relevant to mainstream readers
--Choose stories daily from the Chinese media, translate and summarize in English for wider distribution online
--Translate full-length stories weekly from Chinese media
--Report and write news and feature stories with focus on Chinese-American community.
--Assisting with program outreach
--Update New America Media website with fresh, relevant content
Create HTML-based newsletters and emails


--Fluency in Chinese. You must be able to read with ease at least two to three Chinese newspapers daily and cull stories from them to highlight on the NAM website
--Ability to translate stories from Chinese to English accurately
--Two to three years of solid journalism experience in writing, copy editing, headline writing and fact checking
--Strong sense of news and attention to detail and accuracy
--Enthusiasm for news related to the Asian-American and Chinese-American communities
--Knowledge of issues relevant to the Chinese-American community, including immigration, health, education, civil liberties, and politics

Technical Requirement

Familiarity with technology including Macromedia Dreamweaver, basic HTML, content management systems, and basic Photoshop

Plus: Any experience with multimedia, radio and public relations would be helpful.

This is a full-time position with full benefit package including vacation, medical and dental insurance. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in the body of the email to Mary Ambrose, Managing Editor,

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