Researcher/Assistant Reporter

The Tokyo Shimbun / The Chunichi Shimbun
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Aug 07

Position description

The Tokyo Shimbun/The Chunichi Shimbun, one of the largest daily newspapers published in Japan, is seeking a full-time staff researcher/assistant reporter to assist the Japanese correspondent in our New York bureau.  The New York bureau covers news from the US, Canada and Latin America, with topics ranging from social and economic to political issues, as well as foreign issues and the United Nations.  Start date is September 3, 2018.

Position Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

-Coordinating, executing, and transcribing interviews for both short and long-term projects

-Monitoring and researching social, political and foreign affairs news in the U.S. and Latin America

-Gathering news articles and related data

-Occasionally attending briefings and covering developments at the United Nations

-Organizing logistics for and attending business trips, at times on minimal notice and/or on weekends

-Administrative tasks

Typical work week hours are from Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm; circumstances may warrant occasional paid overtime as well as business trips that may extend into weekends.

Please note this is a researching/reporting position with no writing or byline opportunities.



-We are looking for a resourceful, flexible, and motivated individual with excellent communication skills and attention to detail who can efficiently handle multiple tasks on varying deadlines.

-Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and native level English fluency.  Japanese proficiency is also required as the primary language spoken in our office is Japanese.  Spanish language skills, a background in journalism and familiarity with economics are strongly preferred.

Please note this is a researching/reporting position with no writing or byline opportunities.

Application instructions

Please send your cover letter and resume by August 19, 2018.  Only successful candidates will be contacted.  No phone calls please. 

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