Call for application – Research Assistant, Communication, China Press (Part Time)

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC, http://www.cefc.com.hk ), based in Hong Kong, seeks a well-organized, energetic research assistant (P/T) to coordinate its monitoring and analysis of the Chinese-language press and to manage the communication of the centre.

Location: Hong Kong
Type of position: P/T
Post date: 22 June 2017
Start date: 1st September 2017

The CEFC is part of a network of 27 research institutions established around the world with funding from the French Foreign Ministry and the CNRS (French Centre for scientific research). It functions both as an independent academic institution hosting individual research projects, and as a think tank devoted to analyzing current developments in contemporary China. It publishes a quarterly peer-reviewed journal in two languages (French and English), China Perspectives and Perspectives chinoises.

Applicants should be interested in working in a friendly, high-paced, collaborative, academic environment, and have a strong academic interest in contemporary China (e.g. politics, economics, society, international relations, etc.) and/or PRC and Hong Kong press.

Job Description:

The Research Assistant will work closely with the CEFC researchers and to contribute to the CEFC’s research, communication and publication activities, including:

  • Producing news analysis notes and presenting them at the Centre’s press meetings; preparing press review notes to be published on the CEFC website;
  • The Research Assistant will be expected to submit 4000-word Current Events pieces to China Perspectives every three months. S/he will have the opportunity to attend the Centre’s events, which may include lectures, workshops, and international academic conferences.
  • S/he will be in charge of implementing the communication of the CEFC and of its academic journal;
  • S/he will translate the abstracts of research articles published in China Perspectives/Perspectives chinoises (4 issues per year) from English into Chinese language.

Qualifications:

  • The candidate should hold an master’s degree in a relevant field (journalism, political science, economics, international relations, or another academic field), and should ideally have conducted research on China; Doctoral candidates are welcomed;
  • Excellent proficiency with mainland China media and academic material, including on-line research; experience in mainland China and good knowledge of Chinese politics would be a plus;
  • The candidate must be fluent in English and Mandarin, with familiarity of both traditional and simplified characters; and excellent writing and communication skills in both languages. Good computer skills are essential.
  • Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. The CEFC offers an attractive vacation policy. The CEFC’s resources will be available to the Research Assistant for his/her own research activities, outside of his/her working time.

Application: Apply immediately. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and two reference contacts to Mr Henry Wu cefc@cefc.com.hk . The subject of the email should be “Application: Research Assistant”.

More information on CEFC website.


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