Meet the WildChina team

Our Guides

Our guides are
passionate locals

We have a diverse team of over 200 passionate local guides situated in all corners of China.

Our guides are true insiders who thrive on sharing the best experiences of their homes with you, all while making sure your every comfort is taken care of.

Abdul Quyyum

Guide

A Uighur native of Kashgar, Abdul graduated from Xinjiang University with a degree in Uighur Literature. He began working as a professional tour guide in 1990 and is extremely knowledgeable about the Islamic history of Central Asia.

Anna Na

Guide

Anna is a true Beijing native who loves the courtyards and neighborhood feel of her hometown. She loves her job as a tour guide and is a great asset on any trip. She enjoys taking travelers around her hometown.

Chris Lian

Guide

Chris graduated from Dalian University with a major in Touism Management, before beginning his career as an HR manager at the Sofitel hotel in Hainan Province. Chris thinks his experience there has helped him to improve his guiding by giving him further insight into the tourism industry.

Florence Ma

Guide

Born in Shanghai, Florence is an expert on Shanghai history and is always up-to-date with current events in the city. A graduate of the prestigious East China Normal University graduate, Florence has outstanding management skills and excellent English.

Fred He

Guide

A native Beijinger, Fred graduated from Beijing’s Institute of Tourism with degrees in English and Tourism. He has developed innovative trips around Beijing that go off the beaten path and expose clients to authentic life in the hutong (traditional alleyways). With clients ranging from 1987 Nobel Prize winner Stanley Cohen and firms like Goldman Sachs and McKinsey to middle school groups, Fred is a versatile guide who adapts extremely well to his clients.

Gary Wu

Guide

A Beijing native, Gary says he loves the creative side of being a tour guide and is constantly evaluating new and interesting places to take his guests.

Huang Huaihai

Guide

Huang was born into a Zhuang family in Southeastern Yunnan. However, after living in Lijiang for seven years, he now considers himself part Naxi. With almost a decade of experience, Huang has coordinated and led groups through numerous regions of China, ranging from the ancient town of Lijiang to the wild and untamed region of Tibet.

James Lee

Guide

Born and raised in southern China, James is very knowledgeable of tourist hotspots, and more importantly, the less-known treasures and local people that make up the vibrant culture of Guangxi Province and China’s other southern regions.

Jerry Dong

Guide

Born and raised in the gorgeous environs of Dali, Jerry’s reliable and well-organized style makes him an ideal host for Beijing – he can whiz you through a city of 17 million people in a seamless and relaxed manner!

Joe Zhao

Guide

Growing up in Heilongjiang Province, Joe moved to Beijing in 1999 to attend college. He attended Beijing 2nd Foreign Affairs University, majoring in Tourism Management. Joe has lead foreigners from all over the world, and his English is great as a result. His easy going and affable personality make him a great Beijing guide.

Michael Xu

Guide

A native of Shanxi, Michael moved to Beijing shortly after graduating from Xi’an Translation University in pursuit of exciting trip guiding opportunities. An open and capable guide, Michael is a welcome presence in any group looking to explore Beijing’s imperial temples and winding side paths.

Michael Zhao

Guide

Michael Zhao grew up on a farm in rural Guangxi and found his way to guiding as a way to show off the incredible beauty of his home region to travelers.

Nyima

Guide

Nyima has the privilege of working in one of the most beautiful, remote places on Earth. Born in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, Nyima has decade’s worth of experience leading groups in and around Tibet’s astonishing scenery.

Oliver Guan

Guide

Oliver is a Xishuangbanna native who loves introducing visitors to the culture and history of his corner of Yunnan Province. In addition to Mandarin and English, he also speaks the local Dai languag and is very knowledgeable about local ethnic culture and botany.

Shelly Zhang

Guide

Born in neighboring Sichuan, Shelly Zhang now calls Lijiang home. Working first in a front desk role at a local hotel in Lijiang, Shelly became a full-time English tour guide in 2007.

Shiau Xiao

Guide

A graduate of English from Guizhou Normal University, Shiau is a true champion! He has been awarded the title of “Best Tour Guide in Guizhou” on multiple occasions since 1999, and also been nominated as the “Best Tour Guide in China.”

Sonam

Guide

Since entering the industry, Sonam has traveled extensively throughout Tibet, learning more about his home province than he could have hoped. He especially loves the personal interaction with clients, and the fulfilling feeling of knowing his group is completely satisfied with their experience.

Suzie Shu

Guide

Suzie began her career as a tour guide after obtaining a degree in Tourism Management from Sichuan Normal University. She loves the relaxed atmosphere and delicious food of Chengdu.

Thomas Lu

Guide

Born and raised in Guilin, Thomas has nearly three decades of experience leading trips through the famous tourist destinations in his region, as well as many lesser-known treasures. Thomas is a firm believer in the importance of travel as a means of experiencing a new culture.

Work with us!

WildChina is widely recognized as a pioneer in China’s travel industry. We design distinctive, ecologically sensitive journeys to all corners of China. Want to join our team? Check our openings below or send your resume to hr@wildchina.com.

WildChina Education

Academic Manager

 

Job title:
Academic Manager, WildChina Education

Location:
Beijing or Huizhou (Guangdong) 

Line manager:
Head of Academics & Director of WildChina Education

Position type:
Full time

Salary:
Subject to experience + great opportunities to travel + company benefits

Post date: 
January 10, 2021


WildChina Education Travel is on the hunt for a learning-mad Academic Manager to join its experiential education team in Beijing. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with

a passion for creating and delivering tailor-made educational programs to join a rapidly growing, industry-leading team.

We’re looking for candidates who aren’t afraid to think big, who’ll rework best practices to better serve a client, and who want to contribute to both the team and the wider business.


Role responsibilities will include:

  • Working directly with our clients to integrate their learning objectives into tailormade travel itineraries across China
  • Designing experiential activities and learning resources for our Program Leaders and Participants to experience and enjoy on-trip
  • Developing our core learning beliefs and sustainability SOPs, always innovating to take our experiential education programs to the next level
  • Representing WildChina at client-facing events and program orientations
  • Traveling across China with our clients as an inspiring and professional program leader, constantly seeking new ways to improve our experiential learning experiences
  • Assimilating the latest educational tools and trends into our programs, and providing ongoing training for relevant colleagues and service providers
  • As an industry leader, continually refining and improving WildChina’s risk management and safety procedures

Qualifications and experience should include:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • 2+ years of experience working with young learners or working in the education industry
  • A proactive, highly organized working style with a keen attention to detail
  • Exceptionable communication and relationship-building skills
  • Exceptionable Teamwork and Leadership skills
  • Native or fluent English language skills
  • A proven ability to adapt to and thrive in a cross-cultural environment
  • Applicants with Mandarin language skills and previous experience in a teaching role and/or Tour Leading Roles will be given priority

Interests should include:

  • A contagious enthusiasm for learning
  • A passion for culture, history, and geography
  • A love of sustainability practices

For further information or to apply for this position, please contact hr@wildchina.com.

To learn a little more about who we are and what we do visit our website: www.wildchinaeducation.com or https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/wildchinaeducation

Business Development Associate

Job title:
(Jack of all Trades) Business Development Associate, WildChina Education

Location:
Beijing or Huizhou (Guangdong)

Line manager:
Director of WildChina Education

Position type:
Full time

Salary:
Subject to experience + great opportunities to travel + company benefits + sales commissions

Post date: 
January 10, 2021


WildChina Education is on the lookout for a goal-driven professional to join its Huizhou team in the role of Business Development. We’re looking for a candidate who exudes a passion for education, effortlessly builds rapport with everyone they meet, and who thrives in a high-pressure sales environment.

If you’re not afraid to rework best practices bettering serve a client and want to contribute to both the team and the wider business, we want to hear from you.


Role responsibilities will include:

  • Proactively identifying and contacting new sales leads
  • Developing and maintaining key relationships with clients
  • Pitching for and winning high-revenue business
  • Identifying client trends and implementing strategic business initiatives
  • Being an ambassador for the business; attending and speaking at industry events, hosting workshops and webinars, and leveraging every opportunity to reach our target audiences
  • Leading WildChina Education programs across China and constantly seeking new ways to innovate and improve our experiential education programs

Qualifications and experience should include:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • A proactive, highly organized working style with a keen attention to detail
  • Fluent English & Mandarin language skills
  • A demonstrated ability to identify, pitch for, and win new business
  • A proven track record in sales lead generation and client retention
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicants with education industry experience in China and experience in a sales role will be given priority

Interests should include:

  • A contagious enthusiasm for learning
  • A passion for culture, history, and geography
  • A love of sustainability practices

For further information or to apply for this position, please contact hr@wildchina.com.

To learn a little more about who we are and what we do visit our website: www.wildchinaeducation.com or https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/wildchinaeducation

WildChina

Marketing Specialist/Manager

Location:
Beijing, Shanghai or Huizhou, Guangdong

Position Type:
Part-time

Salary:
Subject to experience

WildChina is looking to hire a passionate and detail-oriented native English speaker to join our marketing team. This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to play a key role in an award-winning experiential travel company. The daily activities will be diverse and ever-changing, requiring the skills of a happy multi-tasker with super-human powers for content creation and working with others. This is an exciting time to join WildChina as we continue to evolve as an organization and transform the way we work following COVID-19.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing innovative and thoughtful marketing strategies for an international and expat audience·
  • Developing cohesive and creative storytelling strategies
  • Creating compelling and engaging articles and product marketing copy
  • Transforming logistical information into timely and informative client-facing content
  • Mentoring internal and freelance writing staff on the WildChina style and tone of voice
  • Managing WildChina’s English-language social media accounts
  • Creating copy for direct mail marketing campaigns that WildChina’s audiences love to read
  • Optimizing copy using knowledge of SEO

Required skills and qualifications:

  • You’re a self-confessed Sinophile with a passion for travel
  • You share our mission to change the travel industry in China for the better and you aspire to big things. You’re looking to make your mark alongside top quality team members
  • You have an entrepreneurial mind-set. You strive for constant improvement and are never afraid to experiment and try new things
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably business, marketing or communications
  • You love the written word and are a natural story-teller
  • You have a demonstrated ability to implement a successful marketing strategy
  • You have attention to detail to such a level that you are known as ‘eagle eyed’
  • You’re highly organized, ‘eagle-eyed’ when it comes to detail, and enjoy a flexible way of working
  • You have a happy, friendly, and genuine personality that is a pleasure to be around. We work hard but have fun doing it!

Your knowledge and experience should include:

  • Proficiency with Adobe Suite, especially InDesign and Illustrator is a plus
  • Experience as a content writer
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Video and photography skills are a plus
  • Mandarin-language skills are a plus

To apply for this position, please send an English language resume and a writing sample to hr@wildchina.com. For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact emma.clifton@wildchina.com . For the right candidate, WildChina will sponsor a Z-working visa in China.

Communications & Content Specialist

Line Manager:
Marketing Manager

Location: 
Beijing

Position Type: 
Full time

Salary: 
Subject to experience


WildChina is looking for a passionate, highly motivated, and creative native English speaker to join the marketing team in our Beijing headquarters as our Communications & Content Specialist. This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to play a key role in an award-winning, experiential travel company.

This individual will be responsible for communicating WildChina’s key messages across our website, social media, newsletters, and internal platforms through written and visual content. She/he will tell WildChina’s story in an engaging, compelling way; turning interested fans into clients and helping expand the reach and range of our audiences. While the focus will be communications and ensuring brand consistency, daily activities will be diverse and ever-changing, requiring the skills of a happy multi-tasker.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating the creation and publishing of engaging content, including blog articles, lead magnets, newsletter content, and website copy
  • Devising and implementing creative marketing campaigns for general branding exercises as well as specific outreach campaigns
  • Managing a rich content calendar that reflects WildChina’s principles and attracts our target travelers
  • Researching and analyzing WildChina’s market position and providing strategic input based on findings and goals
  • Converting site traffic through intriguing calls-to-action, landing pages, and lead-generation content
  • Developing, implementing, and managing WildChina’s social media strategy, including implementing a rich content calendar with plans for specific, timely marketing campaigns and consistent engagement with key audiences
  • Measuring and recording the success of each social media and communications campaign
  • Managing all WildChina newsletters, as well as media contacts, press releases, and other communications with key industry stakeholders
  • Managing WildChina’s press page, as well as the outreach strategy for key media partners
  • Staying up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies, as well as travel trends relevant to WildChina
  • Working with writers and designers to ensure content is informative and appealing

You will have:

  • A passion for adventure, culture, and storytelling
  • An eye for compelling visual and written content
  • A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, or similar
  • Fluent written and oral English skills
  • 1-3 years relevant work experience
  • Attention to detail to such a level that you are known as ‘eagle-eyed’
  • Ability to proactively lead a project
  • Enjoy a highly organized, yet flexible way of working
  • A happy, friendly, and genuine personality that is a pleasure to be around

Your knowledge and experience should include:

  • Experience writing and/or editing
  • Professional experience managing social media and communications
  • Experience managing press relationships and outreach preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to lead a project using own initiative as well as working as part of a team
  • Video and photography skills are a plus

To apply for this position, please send an English-language resume and cover letter to hr@wildchina.com.

Marketing Intern

The WildChina Marketing Intern will be an integral part of the WildChina Marketing. S/he will work closely with the Marketing staff to create content for WildChina’s digital marketing campaigns and will represent the Marketing team on key cross- team initiatives. We are looking for a native English speaker to assist the Marketing team for at least a 2-month time period. Position starts immediately and we will consider remote working options.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing and creating content for the WildChina blog
  • Collaborating with the Sales team to create new site descriptions for WildChina clients
  • Managing sections of the WildChina website
  • Assisting with planning and execution of Marketing campaigns
  • Assisting with longer-term Marketing initiatives

Requirements:

  • Fluent English speaker
  • Available for at least 2 months
  • Ability to work under deadlines and submit work in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese (desirable)
  • Background in Marketing and/or working in a start-up environment
  • Self-starter, ability to think creatively about problem-solving
  • Interest in China and the tourism industry

Interested candidates should send resume, writing samples, and cover letter to hr@wildchina.com.

Internships

WildChina is always happy to hear from students, recent graduates, and enthusiastic professionals looking for more experience in the travel industry. Our interns work on specific projects set by team leaders, though daily activities can also be diverse and ever-changing.

If you are interested in working with WildChina, please send your interests, experience, and availability to hr@wildchina.com.

Contact Us

If you are considering traveling to China in the near future or have a 2020 booking with us and would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

For general inquiries regarding upcoming trips, please email our team on info@wildchina.com. Alternatively, you can call us on the following numbers:

  • USA (GMT -7): +1 888 902 8808 (Toll Free)
  • UK & Europe (GMT +0): +44 203 239 7376

For media inquiries, please contact Emma Clifton.

If you use WeChat, you can find us @WildChina_Journeys.

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