Assistant Reporter

Posted On: October 29, 2018

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Asahi Shimbun

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 six 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, and San Francisco.

Job Description

The position is for its New York Bureau. The successful candidate will work closely with a correspondent covering United Nations. This position is mainly stationed inside UN.

Assisting our New York-based correspondent by covering meetings and briefings inside/ outside UN, gathering news and comments, conducting background research, arranging and conducting interviews, building sources, transcription and closely following developments in the correspondent’s beat. That said, candidates must be flexible and willing to work with other correspondents on other issues when necessary. Some travel, domestic and international, may be required (this is a position with no article-writing or byline opportunities).

To Apply

Application Procedure:
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.

Contact Information:
c/o: Hiring Manager
The Asahi Shimbun America
Fax: (212) 221-1734