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Editorial Assistant, Asia Briefing - Internship English, Shanghai

Location: China, Shanghai
Function: Asia Briefing Editorial
Role: Assistant (Intern)


Dezan Shira & Associates (DSA) is a specialist foreign direct investment practice with a pan-Asia presence. The firm has grown into one of Asia's most versatile full-service consultancies with over 25 offices in China, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, India, and across the world. 

Editorial Associate work within the firm’s Asia Briefing (AB) Editorial & Research team to monitor and analyze foreign investment and business-related information and write, edit, and publish business intelligence targeted for foreign investors with planned or existing operations in emerging Asia. AB publishes business news and analysis, including articles and magazines covering legal, tax, and operational advisory for its audiences of international corporate investors interested in ChinaVietnamASEAN Countries, and India.

 We are currently recruiting an editorial and research associate in our China Briefing publication team, which provides a leading source of China business news and analysis. This role combines aspects of journalism, business consulting, and legal/taxation services to produce client reports and public-facing print products with an emphasis on the practical side of doing business in China. We are interested in meeting candidates that would like to apply themselves in an entrepreneurial environment preferably in Shanghai.


  • Monitor business, industry, economic, and financial news in Asian markets, primarily for China;
  • Create, pitch, and develop content ideas for AB content network, primarily for China;
  • Draft and edit articles independently to a high professional standard for online publications, magazines or business guides.
  • Occasionally attend lectures or events in line with ongoing research.
  • Execute magazine and guide production to deadline and work with stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with design, digital marketing, and web development for publications;
  • Work proactively with local marketing, business intelligence, and service managers to ensure that content meets service requirements.

 Preferred qualifications and skills:

  • Excellent level of English writing, reading and comprehension skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Educational background in Journalism, PR & Communications, Business, Law, Economics, Regional or Political Studies; A background in tax may be an asset;
  • Two years experience in formal research, analysis, editorial, and international business issues;
  • Ability to produce professional research on complex issues and developments;
  • Ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Demonstrable interest and understanding of China and its regulatory or business environment;
  • Interest in leading a well-known business publication in China;
  • Interest in working with a multinational corporation;
  • Current resident of Shanghai, Guangzhou or Beijing.

Editorial and researching associate typically conduct research, write at least two articles a week, and develop regional and thematic specializations. The position is an ideal opportunity for individuals that would like to work in a positive, constructive, and supportive environment.

DSA is committed to maintaining a diverse work environment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. DSA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

Applications should include a cover letter that does not exceed 300 words (please indicate dates of availability and salary expectations) and a CV that does not exceed two pages. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample and complete a short writing exercise. 

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