Staff Reporter (Congress/Foreign Affairs)

The Asahi Shimbun
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 22

Position description

Company: The Asahi Shimbun

Position: Staff Reporter (Congress/Foreign Affairs)

Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $34,800 to $37,200


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



Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred). Background in foreign affairs and American politics is highly desirable.  Interest in East Asia preferred.  Japanese language is preferred but not required.  



Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings at Capitol Hill and other government agencies, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of foreign affairs and 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. Competitive benefit package includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, commuting expenses, and 401(k).  Position will be available immediately.  



Cover letter, resume, 2 recommendation letters.


Application Procedure

Please email the required documents to the email address below.

No clips or phone calls, please.


Contact Information

Hiring Manager

The Asahi Shimbun

National Press Building

Washington, D.C. 20045

[email protected]


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