Job Opening: Research/Assistant Correspondent (full time), Mainichi

job opening - 5 Position: Researcher / Assistant Correspondent (full time)

General Description:

The Mainichi Newspapers Los Angeles Bureau seeks a full time Researcher / Assistant Correspondent. The Mainichi Newspapers is a major daily Japanese newspaper printed in Japan with over 4 million readers.  It is the oldest national daily newspaper in Japan founded in 1872. Our corporate information can be found at


  • Coordinating with Japanese news correspondent in gathering news and developing articles.
  • Proofreading English-English translation.
  • Researching and gathering news, conducting interviews, developing and maintaining news sources, covering press conferences and other events including taking photos.
  • Administrative duties are included.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a keen interest and understanding of U.S. current events.
  • Must be native English speaker proficient at speaking and writing English effectively.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and good instincts.
  • Must be detail oriented and research savvy.
  • Must be highly motivated in journalism and bring up ideas for news reporting.
  • Ability to analyze news stories to see what is interesting and newsworthy.
  • Persistent in achieving goals and objectives under deadlines.
  • Must be available to work on weekend and/or irregular hours if needed.
  • Must have B.A. minimum. Research experience is crucial.


Preferred Skills:

  • Japanese speaking applicants and/or those familiar with Japanese culture and media.
  • Ability to start in late May/June.

Please email resume and a cover letter (as a word document attachment) to .

  • Location: Brentwood in Los Angeles
  • Compensation: monthly net salary will be $2,500.00 (after all applicable federal and state deductions and withholdings)

Original posting Mainichi Assistant Correspondent 2016.

About Paula

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