This is a job doing research and news reporting, primarily at the United Nations for The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest daily newspaper. We are headquartered in Tokyo and have 26 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: New York, Washington, and Los Angeles.
Website Japanese: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/ English-language site is: http://the-japan-news.com/
Main duties involve assisting the Yomiuri's Japanese United Nations correspondent by covering the Security Council and other UN bodies. This includes covering press briefings, tracking relevant stories, arranging and conducting interviews, doing research, coming up with story ideas, etc. The person hired will also do reporting covering other news areas (including politics, social issues, and cultural coverage) as the situation warrants.
Some transcribing of briefings and interviews is also required. Applicants must be prepared to work occasional overtime. This is a full-time position (there are no byline opportunities as articles are written in Japanese).
Applicants must have a strong interest in current affairs, especially international relations. An interest in journalism, attention to accuracy and the ability to multitask effectively under deadline is required. Applicants should already be based in New York region. Some basic familiarity and knowledge of the United nations and how it operates is necessary.
Email letter and resume to:
Makoto Yoshiike, New York, Bureau Chief, Yomiuri Shimbun at: [email protected]