Jul 5

Job: Asahi Shimbun – Full-time receptionist/assistant reporter (NYC)

Thanks to JETAA NY President Monica Yuki for forwarding on the below JET-relevant job listing. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Speechwriter/Public Affairs Specialist
Posted by: The Consulate General of Japan in New York
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Start date: N/A

The New York Bureau of The Asahi Shimbun, a premier Japanese newspaper, seeks a full-time receptionist/assistant reporter. Main duties include office maintenance (distributing newspapers/mail to staff; answering phone calls; restocking supplies; handling correspondents’ credentials; making coffee, etc.) Secondary and occasional duties concern helping the correspondents cover a variety of news areas, particularly sports (researching; making appointments; phone-interviewing; transcribing voice files, etc.).

Minimum requirements:
1) Bachelor’s degree
2) Native English-language competency;
3) Standard office software skills;
4) Intellectual interest in things Japanese (Japanese language skills preferred but not required)
5) A strong sense of responsibility
6) Work ethic
7) Punctuality

This position is eligible for health/dental insurance and a 401(k) plan.

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to: asahiny@asahiam.com

(we do not accept phone calls). We will contact those qualified to schedule a face-to-face interview.  Application Deadline: July 13, 2012.

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