Thanks to a former JET (Mie Prefecture, 2013-15) for passing along the following job opening:
Position: Assistant Correspondent – Economics Team
Organization: Jiji Press
Location: Washington, DC
The Washington DC Bureau of Japanese newswire Jiji Press is looking for an organized, resourceful individual to join our Economics team as an Assistant Correspondent. The ideal candidate will have experience working under tight deadlines with intermediate to advanced Japanese language ability. The Assistant Correspondent will be responsible for working with the Economics team to report on data in Japanese, taking notes and participating in high-profile press events with government officials in English, and booking and conducting interviews with academics and other public sources. Prior experience covering economics is not required, but an understanding of DC policy-making and politics is highly encouraged. The individual will work with Japanese journalists, and will also provide assistance and context regarding American topics. Prior experience working with foreign nationals or in a foreign setting is a major plus.
Eligible applicants will be invited to discuss their work experience virtually or over the phone. Successful candidates will then proceed to an in-person interview with a brief skills test. Candidates are requested to maintain public health guidelines and wear a mask at the in-person interview.
Jiji Press is one of Japan’s premier newswires at the frontline of global events, with reporters delivering breaking news from bureaus around the world. Jiji Press America provides competitive pay, commuter reimbursement, and more benefits. This is an exciting opportunity to work in domestic and international news with a front row seat to some of the most urgent topics impacting the US and Japan! You will get to use and strengthen your Japanese, while also having access to some of the biggest movers and shakers in economics today! Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org