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China Britain Business Council

Research Copywriter and Editor

Location: Shanghai
Posted: 6 months ago
Views: 236

Company Description

China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)/英中贸易协会

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is the leading organisation helping UK companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established operations. CBBC has worked with China for over 60 years and our team has extensive experience of doing business there. We offer practical in-market assistance, services, industry initiatives and a membership programme delivering access, market intelligence, seminars, and networking through our network of 13 locations in China and 11 in the UK.

CBBC works closely with a range of partners across the UK and China, including the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and central to local Chinese governments. For more information about us, please visit our website at

CBBC are recruiting a Copywriter and Editor in our Research & Consulting team. The position will be based in Beijing/Shanghai.

This role will specifically be to support aspects of the CBBC’s China Gateway consultancy portfolio which includes: market research, meetings programmes and finding new China business opportunities. Key responsibilities are summarised below. This role reports to CBBC China Research Manager and is situated within the CBBC China Business Development team.

Job Description

  1. Client Communications and Documentation Editing

Proofreading, editing and writing of key documents which are sent to CBBC’s clients, including:

  • China Gateway proposals, quotations and reports for clients using CBBC’s events
  • Creating and updating profiles to promote China based research staff and project teams
  • Conducting own research and writing reports
  • Taking an active role in ensuring that projects are successfully managed in order to achieve client deadlines
  • Assisting sector / project teams in allocation of projects when necessary


UK & China Team Coordination

This role will coordinate paid consultancy services work that  CBBC delivers for clients both in China and the UK. Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating case studies
  • Following up with our UK team on pending projects
  • Conduct basic due diligence checks on UK companies
  1. Business Development Work

With the specific purpose of promoting services CBBC deliver for our clients, the holder of this position will be expected to take an active role:

  • Contributing to internal project meetings
  • At CBBC external events
  • Manage a team of young professionals and editorial staff
  • Recruitment and selection of editorial team members



Organisation and communication skills will be critical, and it will require considerable self-motivation, discipline and organisation. We are specifically looking for applicants with:

  • Native English Speaker
  • Excellent copywriting and editing skills in English
  • Degree level education, ideally with a background in business, management, business information systems or language.
  • Self-motivated, disciplined and able to work independently with attention to detail.
  • Highly organised, practical, persuasive and target-driven
  • Effective team-working ability, outgoing personality and able to communicate effectively with a wide network of people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Ability to manage large amounts of information and multi-task.
  • 2 years relevant work experience (preferred)
  • Mandarin language skills (Desirable)
  • Experience needed in using PowerPoint, Excel and Word and CRM systems.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator (Desirable)
  • Requisite experience to qualify for a China working visa. 

Interested candidates are invited to send a letter explaining how your personality and experience meet our requirements together with detailed CV in English, an indication of your current salary and expected salary to the following email address:

The closing date for application is 22nd September 2019. We encourage early applications. We will be reviewing applications as they come in therefore you may be contacted before the closing date if we wish to take forward your application. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Start date: As soon as possible

Package: Competitive salary range between RMB 13,000-RMB 15,000, based on matched qualification and experiences.

Telephone enquiries and personal visits will NOT be accepted.