In the beginning of 2014, Jin joined the Pulitzer Center team, first as a special project coordinator, supporting religion and environmental reporting projects with research and outreach. Among the many conferences and events she has managed since then, Jin is especially proud of planning the International Conference on Ecological Civilization and Environmental Reporting at Yale Beijing Center. In the summer of 2015, with tremendous support from the Henry Luce Foundation, Pulitzer Center, as a foreign non-profit journalism organization, was able to host a global conversation with Chinese government officials, scholars, journalists, and editors on religion, environment, and journalism topics at the heart of Chinese capital.
For the past two years, Jin has worked at the marketing and communication desk with Jeff Barrus, communication director of the Center. She focuses on online and offline marketing campaigns, marketing research, event planning, impact research, and graphic design. On the side, she manages the Pulitzer Center's Chinese social media accounts. Jin's passionate about using technology and design to promote the grantees' reporting and expand Pulitzer Center's outreach landscape. As an Asian immigrant, she believes diversities at all dimensions would benefit journalism organizations and improve the quality of the news we cover.
Prior to coming to the U.S., Jin worked as a sports journalist in China. This provided her with a firsthand learning experience in sports and media. Jin covered a wide range of stories, from local youth events to national competitions. When she was a local newspaper reporter, her specialties were Chinese basketball, international soccer, and snooker.
Jin graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Master’s degree in international sports management. Her graduate dissertation focuses on planning and developing a mega-sports event legacy in local communities. Jin's bachelor's degree is in journalism from Tianjin University of Sport. In 2012, Jin had the opportunity to study in London and to work as an Olympics correspondent. Before coming to the Pulitzer Center, Jin worked with NBC Sports as a nation-wide marketing research analyst in New York. Her research at NBC Sports/Comcast Sports Network primarily drew on the intersection of the renewable energy market and sports consumers.
Jin translated and designed the e-book Ecological Civilization, which includes discussions on Chinese traditional culture and religion and the current environmental crisis. Published in the summer of 2014, it is available on iBook, Kindle, and Atavist. Jin also designed and contributed to many other Pulitzer Center publications.
She is a member of Asian American Journalism Association (AAJA). Jin is from Nanjing, China.
Email: jding[at]pulitzercenter.org Direct line: +1(202)734-3757