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China Analyst

Sayari is a data intelligence platform that helps fight financial crime, increases corporate transparency in high-risk places, and supports critical national security mission sets.

We need your help to identify, interpret, and exploit hundreds of millions of Chinese and other global public records. You will use those records to conduct complex investigations of illicit networks in China and around the world, tackling everything from counterproliferation to supply chain integrity to sanctions enforcement.

As part of a dynamic team of country and regional area specialists, you will generate public- and client-facing content, as well as manage relationships with journalists and media. This will include opportunities to publish your own investigative pieces and circulate them to journalists, clients, and other government and private stakeholders. You will lead the discovery of new public records resources for Sayari products, working closely with our engineering team to develop cutting-edge data and analytic solutions. We will expect you to maintain a high level of regional and country expertise in order to understand the potential financial and security risks relevant to our clients.

Sayari will consider both junior and mid-career applicants for this position. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and we offer full healthcare coverage, 401k matching, flexible work hours, and a variety of other benefits. The company will consider paid relocation on a case-by-case basis.


Undergraduate or Master’s degree
Native or professional fluency in Chinese
1+ years of experience in open-source research, journalism, or investigations
Exceptional writing skills, with the ability to present complex information in a concise, accessible, and impartial manner


Experience with Chinese, East Asian regional, and/or global public records, including business registries and associated corporate filings
Experience with or interest in examining illicit Chinese networks
Experience with or interest in marketing
Experience with or interest in data science or engineering
Experience using WordPress

We believe diversity and inclusion mean our team members should reflect the diversity of the United States. No employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, genetics, or political affiliation. We strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.


The application package should contain a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page analytical writing sample. We will only consider complete applications. Please direct all applications and inquiries to [email protected], including the position name in the subject of your email.