AAJA New Yorker Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University’s first-ever chief digital officer, is speaking at Columbia Global Centers in Beijing on Thursday, July 25. The talk — Social Media, the Future of the Media, and Some Tips for Success — will start at 6:30 pm. Register here.
Sree will become the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chief Digital Officer this summer. Sree has taught digital media for nearly 20 years at the Columbia Journalism School, and was named one of AdAge’s 25 people to follow on Twitter and one of Poynter’s 35 most influential people in social media.
Ad Age is looking for a new Asia Editor, based in mainland China. We’re interested in candidates currently in China as well as those with China experience willing to relocate. The most important part of the job is covering China, by breaking news and writing insightful stories on marketing, media and advertising in the country. As the world’s second-largest economy and fourth-biggest advertising market, China is both a challenge and an opportunity for our readers who need to understand this fast-changing market and look to AdAge.com and the weekly Advertising Age magazine for relevant, in-depth reporting and insight.
Our definition of the marketing and advertising industry is a broad one—you’ll be writing about pop culture, technology and entertainment, as well as consumer behavior. The ideal candidate will need to be able to spot relevant case studies and lessons for marketers, have a talent for cultivating contacts and sources, and enjoy brainstorming ideas and projects for Asia.
The Asia Editor will also make occasional reporting trips to other major markets in Asia. We’re looking for a self-starter with strong reporting experience, a deep interest in China and the ability to work independently. Must be a native speaker of English. Fluency—or close to it—in Mandarin is a huge plus.
Gay Star News, which bills itself as the world’s leading, rolling LGBT news website, is seeking a freelance journalist in Asia within an hour or two of the Hong Kong time zone. The position offers competitive rates and is part-time, and with weekend shifts.
We need an experienced/qualified news journalist with a passion for gay (LGBT) news to join the world’s only LGBT 24/7 global news portal. You will have newspaper and/or online news writing experience which will have taught you how to work fast, accurately and with minimum supervision. You will need to shine at sourcing stories and writing them to maximize their impact online. Social media, video or podcasting skills would be a big plus. We write in (American) English.
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The Associated Press is seeking an experienced journalist and news manager with deep knowledge of China to serve as its top news leader in Beijing, supervising coverage and staff across all media formats throughout greater China.
The China News Director will supervise a team of journalists, including beat reporters, photographers, video journalists and deputies for text, photos and video. He or she will report to the Asia-Pacific News Director in Bangkok and work closely with colleagues around the world.
The China News Director will collaborate with AP’s regional and global News leadership to set and execute AP’s strategy for coverage of Greater China, and lead cross-format planning of breaking news and enterprise. They will serve as AP’s legal representative in China, and primary editorial liaison to the Chinese government. They will also work closely with AP’s business leaders in the region to execute the company’s editorial and sales strategies in Greater China and help meet the needs of a growing AP customer base in the region.
Candidates should have at least 10 years’ experience as a full-time, professional journalist, including time with a top newspaper, broadcaster or news agency. An understanding of multi-format journalism is also required, and experience working in multiple media formats is a big plus.
For more details and to apply, go here.
Experts on the Middle Kingdom’s politics, economy and human rights in 2012 kick off this year’s AAJA-JMSC conference. AAJA-Asia member Phil Pan, former Washington Post Beijing bureau chief, is our political expert; Chief Asia Economist Stephen Schwartz from BBVA is our finance guru; and Joshua Rosenzweig, a China human rights expert and former Senior Manager at The Dui Hua Foundation, fill out this roundtable.
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A big thank you to Ambassador Gary Locke and Madam Mona Locke for dropping by Beijing’s Capital Club to meet 16 of our members.
(Some photos by Zachary Wang)
U.S. Ambassador Honorable Gary Locke and Mrs. Mona Locke will join AAJA members in Beijing for cocktails on Tuesday, April 10, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Beijing Capital Club.
This members-only event serves as an official welcome from AAJA-Asia for the Lockes, who arrived in Beijing about six months ago. Locke, the first Asian American to serve as U.S. ambassador to China, and his wife, Mona, are long-time friends of AAJA. Mona was a founding member of the Seattle Chapter of AAJA in 1985 and was a long-term active member of the chapter.
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UNICEF seeks a communications assistant to be in charge of the China office’s website, video and social media channels. A journalist with six years’ of experience in online of digital media can apply. Knowledge of English and Mandarin, with translation abilities, a requirement, too.
Apply by April 2. Full details here.
Chi-Chi Zhang, CNN associate producer in Beijing and AAJA-Asia’s national board representative, visits CNN’s Hong Kong office, where she bumps into Ramy Inocencio. Ramy is AAJA-Asia’s Hong Kong vice president, CNN International’s Asia business analyst and owner of a fancy mug: