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If you\’re interested in moving out west, there are two openings at the SF Japan Consulate. Postings are also listed on our website here:

[TEMP] Coordinator for Public Relations
DATE: Temporary position available immediately until October 2

The Coordinator for Public Relations works closely with consulate officers and other local staff to promote greater interest in and understanding of Japan and Japanese culture in Northern California and Nevada. S/he also works with the JIC Director to handle Japan-related press and public affairs issues that arise within areas served by this office. In addition, as a staff member of the Consulate, applicants must be willing to work as a part of a team, respecting other team members and sharing responsibilities in the team and office in general.

Please note that the Consulate is unable to provide visa support for prospective employees, and as such all applicants are required to have the appropriate legal permission to work in the United States.

Duties include:
Monitoring media organizations and keeping Consulate staff informed on a daily basis of press coverage on Japan-related issues in local newspapers
Contacting both Japanese and American media to attend Consulate events
Writing and editing press releases in both English and Japanese
Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of press conferences, seminars, and special programs designed for media contacts
Maintaining and updating the Consulate Facebook page with postings of events
Translating Japanese to English for the Consulate\’s English version of the website
Website maintenance in the capacity of Assistant Webmaster
Writing and editing speeches, remarks and letters for consular officials
Distributing publications, maintaining inventories and mailing lists
Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of meetings for Consulate staff and visiting Japanese officials, media executives and other guests
Creating and distributing promotional materials for events
Planning public and cultural programs and coordinating project activities with co-sponsoring community organizations
Responding to inquiries from the general public in both English and Japanese
Assisting with various JIC programs and projects as needed

B.A. or B.S. degree
Strong skills and interest in media relations
Excellent written and spoken English; strong knowledge of Japanese preferred
Strong organizational skills and familiarity with MS Office (including MS Access)
Knowledge of and interest in U.S.-Japan economic, political, and cultural relations
Strong HTML and especially strong knowledge of Photoshop and Dreamweaver
Familiarity with Japanese work environment and operational styles preferred
Knowledge of additional foreign languages considered favorably
Ability to work some evenings and weekends

This is a temporary position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants are requested to email a cover letter and resume listing academic background and professional experiences by May 11 to:

Ayumi Sohn
Japan Information Center
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: prinfo at cgjsf dot org
(Please include: \”Coordinator for Public Relations Position\” in the subject line)

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