Posted On: March 15, 2017

Journalism Job

Media Organization: The Mainichi Newspapers

Company Description

The Mainichi Newspapers (毎日新聞), founded in 1872, is Japan's oldest national daily newspaper. We are currently recognized in Japan as one of the leading newspapers, and have garnered a reputation as a provider of unbiased reporting and poignant editorials. Our commitment to excellence in journalism has earned us numerous prestigious awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and more than 20 awards from the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association, making The Mainichi Newspapers Japan's most awarded newspaper and the only Japanese news organization to have won a Pulitzer Prize. Mainichi has a nationwide circulation of 3.5 million copies.

Job Description

The Mainichi Newspapers is looking to hire a full-time researcher for its New York bureau. As a long-established publication and one of the top 5 in national newspaper circulation worldwide, working with Mainichi will surely provide excellent experience to entry-level journalists, or any individual seeking a future in Asia- or Japan-related fields.

Researcher's duties include research on a wide range of topics, arranging interviews, transcription, tasks relating to office management, and assisting the bureau chief for reporting, with a focus on politics, international diplomacy and social issues. Applicant must be creative and resourceful, have a strong interest in current events and keen research skills. Foreign language fluency is not required, but appreciated. We are located in Midtown East and our hours are from 10 am to 6 pm. Assistance may be required for news events occurring outside of working hours; overtime will be compensated.

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