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Beijing, China: China and Mongolia Video Journalist - AFP

Job Vacancy: 
China and Mongolia Video Journalist - AFP

Beijing, China

Closing Date: 22nd November 2019

Post: China and Mongolia Video Journalist, Beijing (M/F)

Start Date: ASAP

AFP is seeking a dynamic, self-starting Chinese-speaking video journalist for its China and Mongolia bureau in Beijing. You will relish the prospect of tackling the challenges faced by journalists working in one of the most fascinating countries of the world and covering some of the biggest global stories of our time.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned video journalist with excellent camera skills and a proven ability to work in a team. He/she will have substantial experience in China and will have a wide range of sources and contacts.

Working in close consultation with the China video coordinator, the Beijing Bureau Chief and News Editor, as well as the Asia-Pacific AFPTV Editor in Chief, be a key element to AFP’s video coverage in China and Mongolia.

The successful candidate must be experienced and comfortable shooting live video. Sourcing and verifying UGC content is also a key part of the role.

We are looking for someone brimming with visual story ideas which would appeal to a wide range of viewers both online and on TV, he/she must have a keen eye for the multimedia aspect of coverage and will work closely with the text, photo, and graphics departments.

Applicants should expect to contribute to AFP's web and mobile products. Candidates should have an interest in social media and participate on a voluntary basis.

The role may require long work days and unsociable hours, dictated by the news agenda, and will include working some weekends and public holidays.
In an ever-changing media environment, the nature of the job could evolve in line with coverage demands and the requirements of an increasingly diverse client base.

Fluent or native-level English is essential as this is the working language of the bureau and region. Native-level Mandarin is essential. A knowledge of Chinese affairs is expected. Hostile environment training is required for this post and prior training would be a plus. While working under the daily direction of the China video coordinator, the Beijing Bureau Chief/ News Editor and the regional video chief in Hong Kong, the video journalist will ultimately report to the Regional Editor-in-Chief in Hong Kong.

To apply please send letter, cv and showreel to:

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