Researcher, Hong Kong

Job Locations China-Hong Kong


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The Economist Newspaper is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We are an international company, employing staff throughout the world. We deliver information, opinion and analysis in print and through a range of digital formats.


Our research team, which provides some of the data that appears in The Economist and helps to maintain the newspaper’s high standards, is seeking a researcher. Working to meet publication deadlines, you will be part of a team that checks the facts in all articles in print and online. You will also be fact checking scripts for our film unit.


You will provide assistance to the journalists in Asia and deal with ad hoc requests and reader inquiries. Working closely with our data team, you will assist with gathering statistics and information for charts and tables and be responsible for final sign-off. 

Ideally educated to degree level with some economics/maths content, you will be fluent in English and Mandarin, familiarity with the culture and media in mainland China is needed, and you will have some experience of working with information sources and statistics.


You will have a general interest in current affairs, business and finance, politics and information. An adept user of IT, you will have a high level of numeracy and literacy coupled with excellent time management skills. A high standard of accuracy and attention to detail is essential.


You will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Excellent team membership and communication skills
  • A practical and flexible approach to duties
  • Good interpersonal relations with other staff members
  • A keen interest in international and world affairs


If you have an interest in exploring this opportunity, please send your CV with a covering letter to

The closing date for applications is August 30th.



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