Job Opening: Media Relations Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

job opening - 5Institution: Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, Japan Information Center
Location: Chicago, IL
Position Available: Media Relations Coordinator
Education: Bachelor’s/BA
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2014

Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Japan Information Center

  • Monitor and analyze newspapers, radio, TV and other public and private media in 10 Midwest
    states.
  • Research on media relations in 10 states including building a network of contacts for the JIC.
  • Ensure implementation of the JIC’s media strategy as it is related to media outreach, and
    promotion of priority issues and events, with a development focus.
  • Conduct a survey of media relations issues in 10 Midwest states.
  • General office responsibilities, including Japan-related inquiries, correspondence, IT affairs
    (Facebook, twitter, newsletter) and event coordination.

Qualifications:

  • US citizen or permanent residency holder (working permit holder).
  • Major in media relations, public relations, journalism, communications or related area will be highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills (database knowledge is preferred).
  • Languages: English and Japanese are the working languages in Japan Information Center. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Good working knowledge of Japanese is preferable.

Work hours:
Five days per week, from Monday to Friday, 9:15am-5:00pm each day. Occasional overtime.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by August 15. 2014 to:
Consulate General of Japan at Chicago
Japan Information Center
Attn: Mr. Koji Kaneko
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611

(Note) If necessary, in-person interviews would be held for the shortlisted applicants in late August at the Consulate. If you have any inquiry, please send an email to jic@cg.mofa.go.jp. We won’t accept any inquiry via phone call.

Original posting here. Via JETWit.com/ Great Lakes JETAA.

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