Company: The Asahi Shimbun
Position: News Assistant / Staff Reporter
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: $32,000 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 New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable). Background in U.S. politics is highly desirable. Japanese language is helpful but not required.
Duties include assisting our Washington-based political 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 U.S. domestic 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, and 401(k). Position will be available end of July.
Please email cover letter and resume (fax only if necessary). No clips or phone calls, please.
The Asahi Shimbun
1022 National Press Building
Washington, D.C. 20045
(202) 783-0039 (fax)