Senior Editor, Mandarin Service


Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, Washington, DC-based, nonprofit corporation that provides accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press. Delivered in nine Asian languages in addition to English, our journalism extends beyond radio to include web, video, mobile, and e-books. RFA Mandarin is currently seeking a passionate, dynamic, and experienced full-time senior editing professional to join its team and help it fulfill its mission. This position is open to be based in either Washington, D.C. or Taipei office. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Finding newsworthy and interesting story leads in the mountain of information we have each day.
  • Making assignments and guiding RFA Mandarin reporters in eliciting newsworthy information and developing daily news and feature reports.
  • Editing stories for publishing on RFA webpage and social media platforms.
  • Coaching and mentoring new reporters.
  • Researching and writing original feature stories, articles, and components of special reports.
  • Working with the RFA editorial team in DC and in Asia to discuss story ideas and edit them.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in broadcast and/or print journalism, preferably specialized in China news, with good understanding of subtle issues related to China and surrounding countries.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, an advanced degree is a plus.
  • Superb editorial judgment and Mandarin writing/speaking skills; fluency in English.
  • With demonstrated creativity in developing social media.
  • Good computer skills a plus.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must be a team player with strong communication skills. Prior news team coaching and leadership experience is a plus.
  • Must work in DC headquarters.

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired for a U.S.-based position, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US as an employee of RFA. RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the US as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

How to Apply: Send résumé with cover letter making reference to “Senior Editor, Mandarin Service ” via e-mail to

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