2019 ICFJ Business Journalism Member for Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Recruitment

Deadline: June 24, 2019.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is seeking one faculty member to teach business journalism during the fall 2019 semester and another to teach business journalism in the spring 2020 semester of the Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Faculty members will teach two courses to graduate students from China and other countries around the world. One course will be a business reporting course for master’s degree students and the second will be determined, in part, based on the skill set of the successful applicant. More than 400 students, about half Chinese and half from around the world, have received master’s degrees. The overall goal of the program is to create a cadre of top-notch business reporters and editors, who can produce clear, balanced and insightful coverage of China’s markets and the global economy. The successful candidate will work closely with the co-directors of the program, Rick Dunham and Hang Min.



  • Teaching two courses in business journalism: a basic business reporting and editing course and a second course to be determined.
  • Prepare all lesson plans, multimedia presentations, handouts, tests and quizzes and any other material needed for the course. The faculty member will have access to lesson plans and teaching materials used by previous faculty members.
  • Contributing to other courses and workshops as needed.
  • Conducting occasional short seminars on business journalism topics for students or professional journalists.
  • Mentoring and advising students, including on their final projects.
  • Working with co-directors Dunham and Hang, as directed, on a textbook series for use in the GBJ core courses.
  • Communicating regularly with co-directors Dunham and Hang, and providing monthly e-mail updates to ICFJ staff in Washington, D.C.



  • Minimum of five years of experience covering business or economics for a globally recognized media outlet.
  • Experience teaching at the university level and/or training professional journalists.
  • Master’s degree or higher strongly preferred.
  • Experience working internationally, ideally in China or elsewhere in Asia, strongly preferred. Multimedia or data journalism skills strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with Chinese and international administrators and faculty; ability to motivate the best work from students.



ICFJ and Tsinghua University will pay for international travel, on-campus lodging, professional expenses and health insurance, as well as a monthly honorarium.



1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter and monthly honorarium requirement to https://www.tfaforms.com/4742240. Only complete applications will be accepted.

2. Please submit resume and cover letter here. Please specify in the cover letter whether you are applying for the fall 2019 semester or the spring 2020 semester, or both.




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