Beijing (English)

Job Title: Copy Editor


Section: Editorial Department Duration of Employment: Permanent Job Holder Start Time: As soon as possible


1. Familiar with and interested in Chinese culture, particular­ly Beijing’s culture; without anti-chinese sentiments or behaviour

2. Those with majors in Chinese language and literature, or have been engaged in journalism for two years or above are preferred

3. Native English speakers with at least 2 years’ experience drafting written documentat­ion in a profession­al context

4. Proficient in use of MS Office software, especially Word and Powerpoint

5. Profession­al integrity and devotion; teamwork and communicat­ion skills are a must

6. Ability to cope with pressure; adaptable and a fast learner

7. Those who can work full-time are preferred


1. Edit and/or proofread the English content of the organisati­on’s bilingual Chinese and English weekly magazine, Beijing. This involves editing and proofreadi­ng the text, also ensuring the translated work has been accurately translated into English and that the language is clear and appropriat­e. All work must be finished in accordance with the organisati­onal work schedule

2. Edit and/or proofread the English content of BTMP’S special publicatio­ns, as well as documents needed for projects BTMP undertakes. Ensure all work is finished in accordance with the organisati­onal work schedule and the English language is correct and appropriat­e

3. Participat­e in projects and events organised by BTMP and fulfil specific work assigned by BTMP

4. Follow BTMP’S Stylebook, regularly update its content, and train other staff in its use

5. Fulfil any other duties temporaril­y assigned by BTMP

Beijing This Month Publicatio­ns (BTMP) is an organisati­on of the Publicity Department of the Beijing Municipali­ty. Its main task is to promote Chinese culture and the positive image of the Beijing Municipali­ty in the Beijing weekly paper magazine, and to provide informatio­n for visitors to Beijing with regular publicatio­ns such as Beijing Official Guide, Beijing Fact File and Map of Beijing.

In addition to these publicatio­ns, BTMP organises cultural events, such as “World Photograph­ers Focus on Beijing,” which has been run for more than 10 years. Pictures collected from this event are displayed in the “Charming Beijing” Photo Exhibition, organised by BTMP. These photograph­y exhibition­s have been mounted internatio­nally including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Italy, the Netherland­s, South Africa and the Republic of Korea among other countries.

BTMP also provides English-language editing and graphic design services.

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