News Assistant – State Department

The Asahi Shimbun
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of 5 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.


Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending the State Department and other relevant press briefings, 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. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Position will be available immediately.  


Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and 401(k). Remote work options are available.

Application Procedure

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

No phone calls, please.

Contact Information

Hiring Manager

The Asahi Shimbun

National Press Building

Washington, D.C. 20045




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 is preferred.  

Application instructions

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