Job Opening: News Assistant/Staff Reporter, Asahi Shimbun America [temporary]

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News Assistant/Staff Reporter position

Company: Asahi Shimbun America Inc.
Position: News Assistant / Staff Reporter
Job Status: Full-time (40 hours per week), Temporary –
Location: Los Angeles, CA (Torrance)
Salary: $18-$23 per hour (depending on the qualifications)
Posted Jan. 7th, 2015

Asahi Shimbun America Inc. is a subsidiary of a Japanese company who publishes The Asahi Shimbun newspaper and is seeking a skilled and highly motivated News Assistant/Staff reporter for its Los Angeles office. The position will directly report to the Bureau Chief.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable). Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently are required. Interest in pursuing a career in journalism are preferable. Japanese and/or Spanish language skills desirable but not required.

Job Description: Primary duties include assisting the Los Angeles Bureau Chief by attending press briefings, conducting thorough background research, gathering news and views, arranging and conducting interviews, taking notes during interviews, and closely following developments in political and social issues and the entertainment industry, with a primary focus on the Southwestern part of the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. However, candidates must be flexible and willing to work with other correspondents on other issues when necessary. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews, maintaining office supplies, and other tasks, is also required. Some domestic travel, and evening and weekend work, may be required.

This is a reporting position with no/limited article-writing or byline opportunities. Employment at will. Duration of employment will not exceed 6 months and is not guaranteed.

Application Procedure: Please email cover letter and resume. Please provide names and contact information for two references. No clips or phone calls, please.

Contact Information
Ari Hirayama
Bureau Chief
Los Angeles, CA
The Asahi Shimbun America, Inc.

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