Head of China Investigations - Asia-Pacific Bureau, Taipei

Head of China Investigations - Asia-Pacific Bureau, Taipei

Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is a Paris-based, globally operating and acknowledged, leading press freedom watchdog and human rights NGO. With our advocacy-and solutions-driven approach we advance the safety of journalists, the informational self-determination of every individual and a healthier polity overall.

RSF Asia-Pacific Bureau, Taipei 

The RSF Asia-Pacific Bureau opened in 2017 in Taipei, focusing on 33 countries and territories in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The opening of an Asia-Pacific Bureau aims to better address the new challenges of media freedoms in this increasingly influential region of the world. The bureau, which represents Reporters Without Borders, serves as a strategic platform for operating the RSF missions in the region: monitoring, advocacy, public awareness campaigns, assistance and security training for journalists.

Head of China Investigations

The Head of China Investigations will work as the project coordinator and main investigator under the RSF “China Investigations” project. Based on your extensive knowledge and experience in China-related journalism, your main missions will be to produce China-related journalistic investigations; to identify potential beneficiaries for RSF investigative grants; and to develop and promote the project itself. 

The duties will include, but are not be limited to:

Journalistic investigations

  • Perform regular research on China-related news;
  • Propose investigation topics compatible with RSF’s mandate and to obtain approval in accordance with RSF’s processes;
  • Recruit one or several Chinese journalists in support to the investigation production on a part time basis, and to coordinate their work;
  • Develop investigations on several approved topics in cooperation with RSF’s Investigations Desk, RSF’s correspondents and other RSF services;
  • Produce at least one full investigation a year and coordinate to its redaction, editing, publishing and international promotion.

Grant beneficiaries research

  • Research on media outlets and journalists investigating on China and to identify projects eligible for a RSF grant;
  • Propose a short-list of suggested Grant Beneficiaries and to follow-up the RSF processes to obtain approval;
  • Follow-up the redaction, editing, publishing and international promotion of the investigation, and evaluate the grant’s result in accordance with the sponsor’s guidelines.

Developing and promoting the China Investigations project

  • Develop a network of international journalists, media outlets, service providers, sponsors, vendors, supporting the project;
  • Contribute to the elaboration of the project identity (website, media and social media releases, press conferences and other events).

Other tasks

  • Contribute to the monitoring of the China Investigations activities, deliverables and budget along with the project manager and other RSF divisions and in compliance with commitments to donors;

  • Identify and communicate potential delays or problems in the completion of activities and propose corrective actions;

  • Draft narrative reports regarding the project;

  • Any other task necessary to facilitate the bureau’s operations.


  • Outstanding experience in China-related journalism, investigation and/or documentary production;
  • Extensive field knowledge of China (through expatriation or work trips) and network of professional connections in China;
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese;
  • Willingness to adapt to the constraints specific to NGOs (hierarchy processes, reporting). 

If you are interested in the opportunity and possess the skills and qualifications mentioned above, we invite you to submit your application for the position to [email protected] by 8 June 2024. 

Location: RSF Taipei Office

Contract: Fix-term contract, full-time, 12 months, renewable

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