Position: Business News Researcher / Reporter in the New York Bureau of The Yomiuri Shimbun
The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest daily newspaper. We are headquartered in Tokyo and have 26 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: New York, Washington, and Los Angeles. Website: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/ English-language site is: http://the-japan-news.com/
Qualifications: Applicants must have a good knowledge of current affairs, and especially business news. An interest in journalism combined with attention to accuracy and the ability to multitask effectively under deadline is required. Applicants should already be based in New York region.
Description: Main duties involve assisting the Yomiuri Shimbun’s New York based Japanese business correspondent by covering events, conferences, company earnings calls, tracking relevant stories, arranging and conducting interviews, doing research, and coming up with story ideas. One area of special focus is big tech and related political news involving Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.
In addition to reporting on business and covering financial markets, you may at times have to cover other areas (including national politics, sports, etc.) as the situation warrants. Some transcription / synopsizing of press conferences is also required. Since the articles are written in Japanese, there are no byline opportunities for this position.
Base Salary is $38,000 annually plus overtime. Compensation includes excellent medical benefits, and a 401(k).
Application Procedure: Please email cover letter and resume. No phone calls, please. Candidates will be interviewed via Zoom and will initially be working remotely.
*Email letter and resume to:
*Makoto Murayama, New York, Bureau Chief, The Yomiuri Shimbun at: firstname.lastname@example.org