Publications Manager

Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Position description

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China was created by Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, and to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. The Commission consists of nine Senators, nine Members of the House of Representatives, and five senior Administration officials appointed by the President.


The work requires the ability to:

  1. Manage the Congressional-Executive Commission on China’s annual report to the U.S. Congress on human rights and rule of law developments in China (per H.R.4444 section 302 / P.L. 106-286).
  2. Work with research staff and staff directors to manage the writing, editing and approval process to ensure that the Commission’s annual report adheres to the Commission’s factual requirements, style guide, and legislative mandate.
  3. Work with research staff and staff directors to manage the writing, editing and approval process to ensure that other publications and stand-alone reports, including a report that tracks the transnational repression activities of the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Communist party abroad, are published throughout the reporting year.
  4. Work with research staff and staff directors to create annual report production calendars, guidance documents, and internal style guide.
  5. Train new research staff on annual report review processes and requirements.
  6. Track and/or delegate the tracking of the writing, management, and editorial contributions of at least a dozen drafters and editors.


  1. An established record of policy-relevant professional experience monitoring, assessing, reporting, and advising on Chinese human rights issues, preferably in the Legislative or Executive Branch of the U.S. government.
  2. Self-starter with strong analytical skills and attention to detail, ability to make well-reasoned strategic decisions, strong relationship building capabilities and ability to influence diverse stakeholders, including staff directors appointed by members of Congress, subject matter experts, proofreaders, and designers.
  3. Strong organizational skills to balance both long term goals/projects and day-to-day deliverables and be able to effectively prioritize tasks and projects to meet deadlines while contributing to and collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication abilities with both expert and nonexpert audiences.
  5. Experience leading people and teams in conducting research and analysis or managing similar projects.
  6. Proven ability to present information clearly and concisely through written and oral communication, including: policy memos, reports, briefings, and consultations.
  7. Expertise using Microsoft Office Suite products, working with style guides.
  8. Must have 2 years of experience coordinating large projects with multiple deadlines and priorities.

HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Not required, but may be considered in the selection process)

  1. Professional proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, to include ability to effectively utilize original language sources of electronic and print information in developing policy-relevant original research and analysis.
  2. Familiarity with the following areas: a.) International Human Rights Law b.) Human Rights in China c.) Rule of Law and Governance principles
  3. Experience working on Capitol Hill (relevant work in a Member’s office, on Committee staff, or related work with regular duties interacting with Congress).
  4. Certification and experience in Project Management.
  5. Graduate degree in a relevant field, such as Asian Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Security Studies, or Asian History.
  6. Experience living and/or working in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.

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