Job Opening: Public Relations Coordinator at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations

job opening - 5The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations is seeking a Public Relations Coordinator at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Coordinate logistics for special events, conferences, meetings, briefings, receptions, and other official functions
  2. Draft and edit letters, diplomatic correspondence and speeches
  3. Research topics related to the United Nations as required by the Mission officers and give oral or written briefings to senior diplomats upon request for information
  4. Attend UN meetings with senior diplomats, take accurate and quick notes, keep records and write up summaries as required
  5. Keep up-to-date with relevant UN news, appointments, press conferences, etc.
  6. Assist the press team from Japan who accompany the high level government officials during the UN General Debate
  7. Act as the official photographer / videographer upon request
  8. Maintain close partnerships with United Nations offices and staff, including the Department of Public Information, Management, Protocol, Media Liaison Unit, Security, etc.
  9. Research and maintain partnerships with academic institutions, arrange student briefings and lectures as required
  10. Provide support and input for outreach activities including website and social networking updates
  11. Respond to telephone calls, both incoming and outgoing, with efficiency and professional etiquette
  12. Update and develop contact information databases
  13. Manage the official email account and respond to inquiries in an appropriate and timely manner
  14. Assist in any other duties as requested

– Communicates effectively
– Sets high levels of quality, productivity and professionalism for self
– Analyzes and integrates verbal, numerical and other types of data
– Rapidly learns new tasks and quickly commits information to memory
– Able to balance multiple tasks under high pressure circumstances
– Demonstrates problem solving skills
– Able to work independently and as a member of a team


  1. U.S. citizenship or green card required
  2. Excellent English writing and verbal communications skills, computer skills, typing skills (60wpm minimum) are required
  3. College degree required
  4. Basic knowledge of the United Nations and diplomacy preferred
  5. Japanese language skills and cultural familiarity preferred
  6. Prior experience in the JET Programme preferred

Additional Information
This is a full-time position which begins in middle of May 2013. Salary is commensurate with applicant’s work experience.

Please send a cover letter and resume by April 30, 2013 to
and with “Public Relations Coordinator Position” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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