Posting date 

March 5, 2024

Application Deadline 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis






English Communications Assistant


iGDP is seeking a language-loving, communications-savvy and tech-friendly English Communications Assistant to edit its English-language publications, manage its social media and maintain its website.

This full-time position offers an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic group of Chinese climate policy experts on editing reports, working papers, factsheets and other written output, assist with communications for these products, related events and newsworthy developments in the field, and help manage its WordPress website (training provided).

A strong interest or background in climate and environmental policy would be a distinct advantage. Chinese language ability would also be an advantage, but is not necessary. To browse iGDP’s publications, please visit https://www.igdp.cn/publications/.

The English Communications Assistant will work closely with iGDP’s analysts and project managers to ensure that all English language publications contain idiomatic, lucid and error-free prose. Applicants should possess a knack for clear expression, and the ability to grasp technical concepts and repackage them in a way that is informative and compelling.


  • Edit and proofread all English language research products, project outputs and communications materials, ensuring that they consistently meet a high-level of technical and narrative quality.
  • As necessary, meet with publication authors and other iGDP staff for editing and proofreading guidance.
  • Assist in the regular updating and maintenance of iGDP’s website.
  • Design and execute on communications strategies for iGDP outputs and related policy developments.
  • Involvement in other editing, writing and communications tasks as needed.
  • Support implementation of iGDP’s communications strategy.
  • Use a variety of communications tools (e.g. the iGDP website, newsletters, LinkedIn, X and other social media platforms) to share information about iGDP publications and events.
  • Build and maintain English media relationships for iGDP.
  • Track and perform communications on meaningful developments in the field related to iGDP’s areas of work.


  • Bachelor’s degree, with coursework involving extensive expository or narrative writing.
  • A formal background in OR a passion for climate, energy and environment policy, with a talent for science and policy communication.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, new media communications and the ability to learn website-building and maintenance skills.
  • Ability to work individually as well as in a team.


iGDP offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a non-profit scale and is commensurate with experience. A work visa is provided. 


Please email a brief cover letter, one writing sample and your CV to hr@igdp.cn. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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