Jul 5

Job: Japan Information Center Seeking a Speechwriter/Public Affairs Specialist (NY)

Thanks to JETAA NY Board Member Kat Barnas for passing along this job posting. 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: NA

The Consulate General of Japan in New York is currently seeking a speechwriter/public affairs specialist. The incumbent will produce and edit English language public remarks, speeches and official correspondence for the Ambassador and other diplomats, and, working in close cooperation with Japanese officials and staff, will carry out a variety of communications duties within the Japan Information Center, the Consulate’s press and public affairs arm. To apply please send resume and cover letter to Mr. Yoshito Yamashita (yoshito.yamashita@mofa.go.jp).

1) Work under deadline to produce and edit speeches, remarks, lectures and official correspondence for the ambassador and other diplomats.
2) Research and analyze content from diverse sources to create materials that clearly, consistently and effectively communicate Japan’s basic policies and positions.
3) Monitor print, broadcast and internet media and work closely with Japanese staff to implement communications strategies around current issues in Japan-US relations and the consular region.
4) Work with consulate staff and outside organizations to assist in the planning and execution of Japan-related cultural events, talks, lectures and official consulate functions.
5) Perform various other duties, including creating and editing content for the consulate’s website and newsletter and a variety of general research and public affairs functions.

1) Master’s degree in a relevant field such as politics, government, international relations, area studies, etc. is strongly recommended.
2) Background in speechwriting/media/communications. Knowledge of international and current affairs and a commitment to promoting Japan-US relations required.
3) Knowledge of Japanese society, culture, politics and government and/or prior work experience in a Japanese company or organization is strongly recommended.
4)Japanese language ability a plus.

Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.


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