Asahi Shimbun Job Opening

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Job Title: News Assistant / Economics Staff Reporter
Company: Asahi Shimbun
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: $33,000 to $36,000

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

DESCRIPTION
Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred. Interest or background in covering U.S. and international economics and finance is highly desirable. U.S. citizenship is required. Japanese language is helpful but not necessary. Interest or experience in Asia, especially Japan and China, is also helpful.

Duties: Duties include assisting our Washington economics correspondent with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of international economics, including the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and White House. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and 401(k).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please email cover letter and resume to AsahiDC@nationalpress.com. Deadline: Friday, May 7. No clips or phone calls, please.

Contact Information
Hiring Manager
The Asahi Shimbun
1022 National Press Building
Washington, D.C. 20045
AsahiDC@nationalpress.com

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