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 around 3 million readers. It is the oldest national daily newspaper in Japan founded in 1872. Our corporate information can be found at https://mainichi.jp
Responsibilities: Coordinating with Japanese news correspondents 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 ( such as sporting events, award ceremonies, criminal trials, etc.) in English and Japanese. Administrative duties are included. No byline opportunities.
Job Requirements: Must have a keen interest and understanding of U.S. current events, and journalism. Must be a native English speaker who is proficient at speaking and writing English effectively. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, detail oriented, and research savvy. Must be highly motivated in journalism and pitch ideas/stories to report on. 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 weekends and/or irregular hours when needed. Must have B.A. minimum and reliable transportation. Research experience is crucial.
Preferred Skills: Japanese-speaking applicants and/or those familiar with Japanese culture and media. Excellent English-Japanese translation skills.
Please email resume and a cover letter (as an attachment) to maini…@mainichi.com. Wi
th “Attn: Los Angeles Bureau Chief” Location: Brentwood in Los Angeles, CA
Compensation: Salary and paid overtime, paid vacation and sick-time. You must be able to work in the United States legally. We do not sponsor visas. One month probation period.
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