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Job Title: Assistant Producer
Department: TV News/ FNN
Location: New York
FLSA Status: Non-exempt (overtime eligible)
Visa Support: None

JOB SUMMARY AND WHO WE ARE: The Associate Producer will support producers and editors at Fuji Television\’s New York office for news coverage in North and South America. This position will be a part of a team in creating pre-recorded or live content for news program FNN News, Japan\’s largest media conglomerate, Fuji Television Networks. Coverage include but are not limited to the Presidential Elections, the United Nations, NYSE, and sports such as MLB and NBA. Stories will reach national audience in Japan.

We are seeking committed candidates who thrive working in a fast-paced team environment.

FNN homepage: https://www.fnn.jp/

FNN world news: https://www.fnn.jp/posts?category=7

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

– Research, monitor and identify breaking news through US news sources

– Identify newsworthy stories suitable for Japanese audience and properly communicate stories.

– Perform fact-checking through original sources.

– Coordinate and troubleshoot technical and logistical aspects of onsite filming or interviewing

– Pitch story ideas for same-day and long-term feature stories

– Maintain calendars for various events

– Gain knowledge about academic, cultural, political institutions, think tanks, and more.

– Network and build positive relationships with sources

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
– Is authorized to work legally in the United States

– Bachelor\’s Degree or higher in Journalism, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Sociology or any related field

– Native level English in reading, writing and conversation.

– Preferably conversational level Japanese

– Must be willing and able to travel and work flexible hours, overtime including weekends, at times with very short notices.

– Curiosity towards current events and a motivated learner

– Ability to work in a Japanese / international environment

– Ability to self-manage projects and schedules

PREFERRED QUALITIES

– Additional language, such as Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese

– Work experience in News/Media

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

– Able to work irregular hours to accomodate developing news
– Ability to work overtime and weekends on a short notice

– Be willing to travel frequently
– The job may require working under different weather and climate conditions

Please email cover letter and resume to maria.meyer@fci-ny.com

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