Reporter/Research Assistant

Date PostedFebruary 13, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time

Yomiuri Shimbun

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

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Position: News Reporter/Research Assistant for The Yomiuri Shimbun


Job Description:

The Los Angeles Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest national daily newspaper, seeks an English and Spanish speaking 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:

-Newsgathering and research, identify newsworthy events

-Conduct interviews/develop and maintain news sources

-Cover press conferences and other events

-Travel is sometimes required, including on weekends

-Some administrative duties



-Language: English and Spanish.

-Curiosity and a thorough understanding of current events

-Bachelor’s degree

-Excellent internet and research skills

-Ability to transcribe lengthy interviews

-Great problem solving skills, commitment to accuracy, and ability to multi-task

-Valid driver’s license and ability to drive freeways

-Must already live in Greater Los Angeles region



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: with the subject "Attn: Mr. Norimasa Tahara, Los Angeles Bureau Chief"

Applicants should indicate proficiency level for all languages (e.g. native, working knowledge or conversational) in resumes.  (No phone calls please).


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