Bureau Chief China

EPA Images is one of the world’s leading news, sports and entertainment visual content providers. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and over 130 visual journalists worldwide, EPA delivers a professionally edited, timely selection of highly reliable and competitive pictures and video clips. Founded in 1985 by seven European leading national news agencies, EPA provides extensive coverage from around the world and is present in over 87 countries.

We are looking for Bureau Chief China

Your mission

- Planning, budgeting and organising a competitive photo, video and multimedia news coverage from China in coordination with EPA’s editor in chief

- Determining the editorial content of the coverage in the China in view of events of international and regional relevance

- Ensuring a constant optimization, development and leadership of the news coverage in coordination with the editorial management

- Scheduling of upcoming events, story research and identifying good subjects for feature packages

- Interacting with other EPA departments for the smooth running of all aspects of the operation and assignments in the context of EPA’s global set up

- Management and disciplinary guidance of the EPA visual journalists in China in coordination with the editorial management

- Responsibility for budget implementation in the assigned territory in line with EPA’s expense policies

- Responsibility for proper use and maintenance of EPA’s tools and equipment distributed among the visual journalists in the assigned territory.

Your profile

- Solid experience as a visual journalist

- A degree in Communication, Journalism or Photography would be a plus

- Minimum of 3 years relevant experience

- Experience in leading a team

- Good knowledge of the China political, cultural, economic and social reality and its press environment

- Proven experience in planning and organizing photo, video and multimedia coverage

- Proven experience in the management of a country or regional office in a media outlet

- Photographic, videographic and editing skills

- Strong communication, negotiation and organizational skills

- Team leading and motivating skills

- Diplomatic and at the same time also assertive attitude

- Fluency in the English language, Chinese would be a plus

- Willingness to work irregular hours and to travel frequently

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