Job Opening: Researcher / Assistant Correspondent (full-time) Mainichi Shimbun

Position: Researcher / Assistant Correspondent (full-time or part 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.  Founded in 1872, It is the oldest national daily newspaper in Japan.


  • Coordinating with Japanese news correspondent in gathering news and developing articles.
  • General proofreading.
  • 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 in and understanding of U.S. current events.
  • Must be a native English speaker able to speak and write effectively in English.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of law/criminal justice.
  • Interest or experience in sports.
  • Rapid typing for taking notes and typing transcripts.
  • Ability to start in early July 2017.


$2,500/month (negotiable) after all applicable federal and state deductions and withholdings

Please email resume and a cover letter (as an attachment) to

  • Location: Brentwood in Los Angeles

About Paula

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