Saga Ringmar is a freelance journalist who has written for The Guardian, The Local and Time Out Beijing. She has also reported for the National Swedish Radio (Sveriges Radio) and has her own Beijing-related podcast, The Baejing Podcast. She loves swimming in lakes, watching old hollywood movies eating mantou buns.
Education Editor, City Weekend Beijing
I wrote for the lifestyle magazine City Weekend both the Parents and Kids magazine and the Entertainment Guide. Responsibilities include pitching article ideas, conducting interviews, writing blog posts, writing features and proof-reading articles. Read my articles here.
Editorial assistant, Time Out Beijing
September 2015-March 2016
As an intern I edited event submissions, pitched article ideas and even wrote one of the cover features. I conducted interviews, contributed to story planning meetings and planned the layout of my features for the print magazine. I also helped manage some of our social media platforms. Read my articles here.
Temporary TV presenter, Blue Ocean Network
December 2015-January 2016
I work part-time as a presenter for the arts and culture program “China Arts”, part of the Blue Ocean Network’s online television series. I also copy-edit and polish scripts for the teleprompter and do research for potential stories. Blue Ocean Network is an English-language Television Network that offers fresh China-focused news and features. See more here.
Poetry Reader, The Adroit Journal
September 2012-January 2015
Adroit Journal is a literary magazine run by high school and college students. Here I was responsible for choosing poetry that was submitted to the site. I learned a lot about time-management and acquired a good sense of literary judgement and taste. I also became well-versed in critiquing other people’s work. Click here to visit Adroit