News Assistant - U.S. Politics/Foreign Affairs

The Asahi Shimbun
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 12

Position description

The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of five million, and more than 3 million subscribers to its digital news site. Its main office in North America is located in Washington D.C. There are bureaus in New York, and San Francisco.

Qualifications

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.  

Description

Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings and hearings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following national politics as well as the area of foreign affairs. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.

Some domestic travel may be required. This is a research 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

AsahiDC[at]asahiam.com

Qualifications

Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings and hearings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following national politics as well as the area of foreign affairs. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.

Application instructions

Resume, cover letter, and 2 recommendation letters are required.