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Editorial Apprentice - BoF China, The Business of Fashion


Shanghai, China




Media & Editorial



Freelance / Contracted, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description


The Business of Fashion is seeking a driven and dynamic native Mandarin speaker as an Editorial Apprentice, for its fast-growing BoF China unit. The candidate requires strong analytical thinking and writing skills in Chinese.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute and learn from an incredible team with the overall goal of becoming the global leader in the market for professional content and services for the fashion and beauty industries.

What We Need You To Do

We need you to bring a high degree of professionalism and integrity, creative ideas, and an open mind, to both contribute to, and benefit from The Business of Fashion’s editorial apprenticeship programme.

During this 6-month apprenticeship, you will:

  • Curate, write and deliver insightful business news and analysis in Chinese with the highest standards while meeting tight deadlines
  • Be responsible for editorial & social media production on WeChat, Weibo and other platforms, including research, layouts, image sourcing, formatting etc.
  • Copyedit and translate stories to ensure they are of top quality
  • Assist the BoF China Editorial Director in developing new strategies, products, and daily operations
  • Proactively pitch and develop story ideas for a target audience of Mandarin speakers, many of whom are globally-minded executives, entrepreneurs, and other fashion industry decision-makers

The Ideal Candidate

Who You Are

Natively fluent in Mandarin, you are near the beginning of your journalism / editorial journey, with strong writing skills. Rolling up your sleeves, you perform well under pressure and meet tight deadlines with a strong sense of accountability and attention to detail.

You will also have the following skills that will help set you up for success:

  • Degree from a recognised journalism program or equivalent work experience
  • Strong writing skills and an ability to tell complex stories with flair
  • Experience in social media production, including Weibo, WeChat, Instagram
  • Ability to take the initiative and come up with story ideas
  • A strong grasp of the fashion business
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of a 24-hour news cycle
  • Fluency in spoken and written Chinese and English is essential

Language skills

  1. English, Full professional proficiency
  2. Chinese (Mandarin), Native or bilingual proficiency

About Us

The Business of Fashion

The Business of Fashion (BoF) is a next generation fashion media company conceived for today's global and hyper-connected world. Founded in 2007 by Imran Amed, BoF is known for its authoritative, agenda-setting point of view on the global fashion industry and is an indispensible resource for fashion executives, creatives, students and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries. It has been described as “The Economist of Fashion," “A Daily Destination for Fashion’s Power Players” and "The Industry Bible."

Providing tools and services to support the journey through the fashion and beauty industries, including News & Analysis, Careers, and Education, BoF has grown to be an indispensable resource for fashion executives, creatives, students, and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries.