News Assistant

The Asahi Shimbun
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Nov 15

Position description

Salary: $33,000 to $37,000

The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of nearly seven million. Its North American bureaus are located in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of economics, foreign affairs and politics. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.

Some domestic travel may be required. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, commuting expenses, and 401(k).  Position will be available immediately.  

Qualifications

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable). Background in foreign affairs and domestic politics is highly desirable.  Interest in East Asia preferred.  Japanese language is preferred but not required. 

Application instructions

Please email cover letter and resume. No clips or phone calls, please.

Hiring Manager

The Asahi Shimbun

National Press Building

Washington, D.C. 20045

[email protected]

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