CGTN Documentary Script Editor

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Job Description


Job Title: Script Editor

Department: CGTN Documentary

Contract: 12 months (can be extended based on performance)

Location: Beijing, China

*This position is based in Beijing and only open to foreign passport holders*


•To ensure that commissioned scripts are of the required standard, and are available for use at the appropriate time;

•To provide editorial and research support to the script team;

•To advise on all script related matters associated with the production.


•To check and edit English scripts of Chinese documentaries and get them ready for voice dubbing and subtitling;

•To edit scripts for other program-related translations, trailers, promos, etc;

•To provide editorial and research support to the script team;

•To advise on all script-related matters associated with production;

•Pitch story ideas and write description and script, work with video editor to make a video;

•Complete other tasks assigned by superiors.


•Native English speaker with a valid passport;

•Bachelor’s Degree or above;

•Minimum 3 years of work experience in the television industry;

•A demonstrable interest in documentaries and creative writing;

•Practical experience of script editing; Keen editorial judgment based on a thorough understanding of CGTN Documentary editorial guidelines, target audiences, and programme objectives;

•The ability to interpret editorial intentions and to contribute to the generation of ideas and the resolution of script problems; Experience of handling controversial information with tact and sensitivity;

•The ability to work against tight deadlines;

•A broad knowledge of Chinese culture and experience as a narrator or dubbing director is preferred.