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
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.).
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
This position is eligible for health/dental insurance and a 401(k) plan.
Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(we do not accept phone calls). We will contact those qualified to schedule a face-to-face interview. Application Deadline: July 13, 2012.