The Center for Advanced China Research (CACR), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to open-source Chinese-language research, is hiring an experienced editor for its flagship Party Watch Initiative (PWI), which oversees CACR’s weekly Party Watch Weekly Report, Annual Report, and blog. The editor will also work as part of the CACR team to leverage their Chinese-language skills to deduce policy-relevant insights on PRC politics and foreign affairs and provide analysis for relevant CACR products.

Ideal candidates possess an editorial background, professional experience working on topics related to China’s political system and foreign policy, excellent Chinese-language research skills, and excellent editorial and writing skills. They should feel comfortable working in a small-team setting and in public speaking roles. 

Job Summary:

  • The PWI editor will compile and aggregate Chinese state media reporting on Chinese Communist Party (CCP) activities and propaganda for its weekly report, assign reporting duties to team members, and oversee the PWI editorial process.

  • In partnership with CACR leadership, the editor will propose and refine an Annual Report topic, recruit writers, and oversee production of CACR’s Annual Report.

  • The editor will solicit blog contributions and provide editorial guidance for writers.

  • Along with CACR’s team of analysts, the editor will provide crucial research and analytical contributions for CACR’s regular reports and briefings on China’s politics and foreign policy as they relate to US-China relations. 

  • Additional duties follow but are not limited to:

    • Proactively contributing ideas and expertise to CACR’s reports and blog posts

    • Producing events and delivering presentations

    • Contributing to further business development of CACR

    • Performing a variety of other reasonable duties



  • Significant editorial experience and demonstrable editorial ability.

  • Ability to complete editorial and research tasks efficiently through focused and undistracted work while working remotely.

  • Possess an advanced degree in China/Asian/International Affairs and/or 3-5 years of experience working on China-related topics professionally.

  • Native or advanced Chinese-language research skills. Ability to pass virtually administered and timed language assessment.

  • Time living/working/studying in Mainland China.

  • Track record of excellent editorial, analysis, writing, and communication skills.

  • Discipline to conduct prolonged aggregation and evaluation of materials, identify relevant and appropriate sources, and conduct dedicated research for disparate pieces of information.

  • Ability to approach projects and research tasks creatively.

  • Eligibility to work in the United States. Willingness to (eventually) relocate to the Washington, DC area.


CACR provides a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, health, dental, and vision plan coverage, 401k retirement savings plan with matching contributions, flexible work schedule, and paid-time off.


The entire package should be submitted as an email (in body): no email attachments will be reviewed. All applicants will be contacted about their application within two weeks of submission.


Applicants must submit the following:

  • One short paragraph explaining why the applicant is interested

  • Resume

  • A list of 3 references (including reference’s name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number)

Please send all materials to:
Anna Scott Bell: