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Company: Yomiuri Shimbun
Position:
News Reporter/Research Assistant
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $35,000 to $40,000

Description:

Founded in 1874, The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest and most influential national daily newspaper. We have 28 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.

The Yomiuri Shimbun: www.yomiuri.co.jp

The Yomiuri Shimbun Media Data: http://adv.yomiuri.co.jp/m-data/english/index.html

The Japan News (Our English-language daily): www.the-japan-news.com

 

Position: News Reporter/Research Assistant for The Yomiuri Shimbun

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description:

The Los Angeles Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest national daily newspaper, seeks a reporter/research assistant. We cover social issues, sports events, national politics and any major breaking news in the Western and Midwestern states of the U.S. as well as all of Mexico. This job primarily involves gathering news, tracking newswires and assisting Japanese reporters by arranging and conducting interviews, doing research and transcribing interviews. The office can be fast-paced and there are daily deadlines. The position will include opportunities to travel to cover major news, report on sporting events, interview high-ranking government officials, and cover the entertainment industry. Applicants should be fluent in English and Spanish. Since the newspaper is in Japanese, there are no byline opportunities.

 

Job Duties:

-News-gathering and research, identify newsworthy events

-Conduct interviews/develop and maintain news sources

-Cover press conferences and other events

-Travel is sometimes required, including weekends

-Some administrative duties

 

Qualifications:

-Language: Fluent English and Spanish.

-Keen interest in and thorough understanding of current events

-Bachelor’s degree

-Excellent internet and research skills

-Ability to rapidly transcribe documents

-Attention to accuracy, detail oriented, ability to multitask effectively

-Valid driver’s license and ability to drive freeways

-Must already live in Greater Los Angeles region

 

Compensation:

Salary:  $37,700

Benefits: 401(k), medical and dental insurance, work-related gas mileage and cell phone reimbursement

 

How and to Whom to Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to: yomiurilajob@gmail.com  Attn: Mr. Kenji Kato, Los Angeles Bureau Chief. Applicants must indicate proficiency level for all languages (e.g. native, working knowledge or conversational) in resumes. All applications must be submitted by July 27 2014. Applicants must be available for in-person interviews in downtown Los Angeles during the first week of August.


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