News Assistant - Pentagon/Foreign Affairs

The Asahi Shimbun
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 31

Position description

Company: The Asahi Shimbun

Position: News Assistant - Pentagon/Foreign Affairs

Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $36,000 to $40,800

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


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable). Background in foreign affairs and domestic politics is highly desirable. Interest in East Asia preferred.


Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending Pentagon and other relevant press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of defense, foreign affairs and politics. This position will cover the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and Human Services, and the intelligence community. 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. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, commuting expenses, and 401(k). Position will be available immediately.

Application Procedure

Please email cover letter and resume along with 2 recommendation letters.

No clips or phone calls, please.

Contact Information

Hiring Manager

The Asahi Shimbun

National Press Building

Washington, D.C. 20045


Job Type: Full-time


Research skills. Communication skills. 

Application instructions

2 recommendation letters are required.