Founded in 1874, The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest and most influential national daily newspaper. We have 26 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.
The Yomiuri Shimbun: www.yomiuri.co.jp
The Yomiuri Shimbun Media Data: http://adv.yomiuri.co.jp/m-data/english/index.html
The Japan News (Our English-language daily): www.the-japan-news.com
Position: News Reporter/Research Assistant for Los Angeles Bureau The Yomiuri Shimbun
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun seeks a reporter/research assistant to help cover news—including in the western and midwestern states, western Canada, and Mexico.
This job primarily involves assisting the Los Angeles Bureau Chief by following and monitoring news stories, arranging and conducting interviews, suggesting stories to cover, transcribing interviews, and covering breaking news events.
The work can be fast-paced and there are regular deadlines. The position may include opportunities to travel to cover major news events and to report feature stories.
As the newspaper is written in Japanese, there are no byline opportunities.
-Newsgathering and research, identify newsworthy events
-Conduct interviews/develop and maintain news sources
-Cover press conferences and other events
-Travel is sometimes required, including on occasion weekend work
-Some administrative duties
–Spanish language proficiency
–Keen interest in U.S. political and social issues
–Journalism experience (at a college publication or elsewhere) is preferred
-Excellent internet and research skills
-Ability to transcribe documents
-Attention to accuracy, detail oriented, ability to multitask effectively
-Driver’s license and ability to drive freeways
-Must already live in Greater Los Angeles region
Salary: $38,350 annual is base salary, plus additional overtime
Benefits: 401(k), health saving account, comprehensive medical and dental insurance, work-related gas mileage and cell phone reimbursement
How and to Whom to Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Shin Watanabe, LA Bureau Chief.
(No phone calls please).