News Assistant

Posted On: April 2, 2021

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 about 5.0 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, The Asahi Shimbun: Asia and Japan Watch. 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. While the successful candidate will primarily report to the bureau chief and secondarily to a correspondent, they will most closely work with the latter.

The position is based in New York City. Presently all work is being done remotely due to COVID-19, however that may change in the coming months.

Job Description:

Assisting our New York-based correspondent by conducting background research, gathering news and comments, arranging and conducting interviews, and closely following developments in the correspondent’s beat. Candidates must also be flexible and willing to work with additional correspondents in other coverage areas when necessary. Some travel, domestic and international, may be required. This is a research-focused position with few opportunities to contribute by writing stories.

To Apply

Application Procedure:

Please email a cover letter and a resume. 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