Assistant Reporter

Posted On: May 20, 2015

Journalism Job

Media Organization: The Asahi Shimbun America, Inc.

Company Description

Founded in 1879, The Asahi Shimbun is widely recognized as Japan’s leading and most respected national daily broadsheet. It has a circulation of nearly eight million copies per day, and is read by a wide segment of the Japanese public. The newspaper is particularly influential among Japan’s government officials, policymakers and academics. It also reaches an English-speaking audience through its English language website. Its North American bureaus are located in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Job Description

The Asahi Shimbun newspaper seeks a skilled and highly motivated Assistant Reporter.
Primary duties: Assisting our New York-based United Nations correspondent by attending press briefings, conducting thorough background research, gathering news and comments, arranging and conducting interviews, and closely following developments in the United Nations. Nevertheless, candidates must be flexible and willing to work with other correspondents on other issues when necessary.

Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required. Some travel, domestic and international, may be required.

Please be advised this is a reporting position with no/limited article-writing or byline opportunities initially.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (minimum), Master's degree (preferred). Native speaker of English (preferred).

Compensation: Overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and commuting expenses.
Availability: The position will be available toward the end of June 2015.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume (fax if you so prefer). Please provide names and contact information for two references. No clips or phone calls, please.
c/o: Hiring Manager