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Position: News Assistant / Economics Staff Reporter
Posted by: Asahi Shimbun
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $33,000 to $36,000
Start date: NA
The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of more than eight million. Its North American bureaus are located in Washington, D.C., New York, and Los Angeles.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred. Interest or background in covering U.S. and international economics and finance is highly desirable. Japanese language is helpful but not necessary. Interest or experience in East Asia, especially Japan and China, is also a plus. Economics major preferred but not required. Must be willing to work overtime on evenings and weekends.
Duties include assisting our Washington economics correspondent with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of international economics, including the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and White House. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and 401(k).
Please email cover letter and resume toAsahiDC@asahiam.com. Deadline: Wednesday, September 12. No clips or phone calls, please.
The Asahi Shimbun
1022 National Press Building
Washington, D.C. 20045