Japan's Largest Newspaper Seeks Hardworking Reporter / Researcher

Yomiuri Shimbun

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted August 31, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty National/World News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $40,000 to $45,000
Website http://www.yomiuri.co.jp


The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest daily newspaper with a circulation of nearly 8 million copies. We are headquartered in Tokyo and have over 20 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles. 


Website:http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/     Company Information: http://info.yomiuri.co.jp/english/index.html  English Language website: https://the-japan-news.com/


Qualifications: Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree. Background in US politics, international relations, foreign policy, economics, or journalism, is preferred. Attention to accuracy and the faculty to multitask effectively under deadline is required. A strong work ethic paired with the facility to develop and maintain good sources as well as the ability to take direction well and work collaboratively with others is essential. Japanese language skills are preferred but not necessary. 


Description: Main duties include assisting our Washington-based Japanese correspondents by attending video-conference, telephonic and in-person briefings and press conferences; tracking relevant news stories; arranging and conducting interviews; composing clear and concise memos on issues of interest; and covering various events, including those held by area think tanks and Congress. Additionally, because there are congressional midterm elections this year, coverage of various elections and campaign rallies and related events will also be an important part of the reporting duties. Rapid and precise transcription is also required. 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to coverage of midterm elections, White House, State Department, Department of Defense, Department of Treasury and FRB. Additionally, you may also be required to work other news areas as situation warrants.


Since Yomiuri Shimbun articles are in Japanese, this position has no byline or article-writing opportunities. 


Applicants must be prepared to work occasional weekends and overtime once or twice during the week. Given the situation in Ukraine, there may be some more overtime than in peacetime news cycles. Some travel opportunities may present themselves. Compensation in addition to salary and overtime includes medical/dental benefits, as well as 401(k) plan.


Application Procedure: Please email cover letter and resume. No phone calls, please. Applicants must have plans to relocate to the Washington metropolitan area in the coming months if they do not currently reside in the area. Interviews will initially be conducted virtually over Zoom, with the possibility of an in-person second interview. 


Contact Information: Attn: Mr. Kentaro Nakajima, Bureau Chief, Yomiuri Shimbun, Washington, D.C. 20045 (email) yomiurishimbun@yahoo.com

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