Position: Reporter /Researcher
Posted by: The Yomiuri Shimbun
Location: New York, NY
Start Date: Immediately
Posted April 11, 2013
Applicants should have a background in international relations, foreign policy or journalism. Attention to accuracy and the faculty to multitask effectively under daily deadline pressure is required. Ability to develop and maintain good sources, a strong work ethic and ability to take direction well and work collaboratively with others is essential. Japanese language skills are preferred but not necessary.
Main duties include assisting our Japanese New York-based correspondents in covering the United Nations. This will include attending briefings and press conferences, tracking relevant stories, arranging and conducting interviews, and covering various events. Rapid and precise transcription is also required.
Coverage areas may also include breaking news stories and in-depth reporting on political, social and cultural events in the United States. You may also be required to work other news areas as situation warrants. This position has no byline or article-writing opportunities. English-language site is: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000119478 Some domestic travel for reporting stories may be required.
The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest daily newspaper with a circulation of nearly 10 million and an estimated daily readership exceeding 26 million people. We are headquartered in Tokyo and have 28 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.
Please email cover letter and resume to Mr. Yuji Yoshikata, New York Bureau Chief at following address:email@example.com . No phone calls, please. Applicants must reside in the New York area and be available for in-person interviews.