Company: The Asahi Shimbun
Position: News Assistant – Pentagon/Foreign Affairs
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: $36,000 to $40,800
The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of nearly six million. Its North American bureaus are located in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable). Background in foreign affairs and domestic politics is highly desirable. Interest in East Asia preferred.
Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending Pentagon and other relevant press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of defense, foreign affairs and politics. This position will cover the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and Human Services, and the intelligence community. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.
Some domestic travel may be required. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, commuting expenses, and 401(k). Position will be available immediately.
Please email cover letter and resume along with 2 recommendation letters.
No clips or phone calls, please.
The Asahi Shimbun
National Press Building
Washington, D.C. 20045
Job Type: Full-time
Research skills. Communication skills.
2 recommendation letters are required.