The Asahi Shimbun newspaper seeks a skilled and highly motivated News Assistant
The position is for its New York Bureau. The successful candidate will work closely with a correspondent covering financial news in North America, including business and US market news, while also working with the New York Bureau Chief on long-term research projects and features.
Founded in 1879, The Asahi Shimbun is widely recognized as Japan’s leading and most respected national daily broadsheet. It has a circulation of more than four 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, and San Francisco.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred). Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently are required. Background in Economics and/or Business, Japanese language skills are helpful but not required.
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.
Assisting our New York-based correspondent by conducting background research, gathering news and comments, arranging and conducting interviews, and closely following developments in the correspondent’s beat. That said, candidates must be flexible and willing to work with other correspondents on other issues when necessary. Some travel, domestic and international, may be required.
This is a position with very limited article-writing or byline opportunities.
Starting at $3,200 per month, depending on qualifications and former work experience.
Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental/vision benefits, and commuting expenses. The position will be available starting immediately.
Please email cover letter and resume. Please provide names and contact information for two references. No clips or phone calls, please.
c/o: Hiring Manager
The Asahi Shimbun America
Location/Region: New York