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(NY) Asahi Shimbun newspaper: Assistant Reporter

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The Asahi Shimbun newspaper seeks a skilled and highly motivated Assistant Reporter:
The position is for its New York Bureau office. While the successful candidate will primarily report to the bureau chief and secondarily to the business correspondent, (s)he will most closely work with the latter.

Founded in 1879, The Asahi Shimbun is widely recognized as Japan’s leading and most respected national daily broadsheet. It has a circulation of nearly eight million copies per day, and is read by a wide segment of the Japanese public. The newspaper is particularly influential among Japan’s government officials, policymakers and academics. It also reaches an English-speaking audience through its English language website. Its North American bureaus are located in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable). Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently are required. Background in business/finance and an interest in pursuing a career in journalism are preferable. Japanese language skills helpful but not required.

Job Description:
Primary duties include assisting our New York-based business correspondent by attending press briefings, conducting thorough background research, gathering news and comments, arranging and conducting interviews, and closely following developments in business and finance in the US. Nevertheless, candidates must be flexible and willing to work with other correspondents on other issues when necessary. 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/limited article-writing or byline opportunities initially. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and commuting expenses. The position will be available starting immediately.

Bachelor’s degree holders: $2,900 — $3,000 (monthly); Master’s degree holders: $3,100 – $3,200 (monthly)
(The above ranges may vary depending on the applicant’s work experience)

Application Procedure:
Please email cover letter and resume (fax if you so prefer). Please provide names and contact information for two references. No clips or phone calls, please.

Contact Information:
c/o: Hiring Manager
The Asahi Shimbun America, Inc.
620 Eighth Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Fax: (212) 221-1734

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