Oct 4

Job: Reporter/Researcher at The Yomiuri Shimbun (NYC)

Thanks to JET alum Olivia Nilsson (who used to work for Yomiuri) for passing on this listing. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Reporter/Researcher
Posted By: The Yomiuri Shimbun
Location: New York City


Main duties involve assisting a Japanese business news correspondent by covering markets and earning calls, arranging and conducting interviews, attending press conferences, doing research, and tracking relevant news stories in industries such as tech, auto and banking.


  • Strong interest in journalism
  • Attention to accuracy
  • Ability to multitask under daily deadlines
  • Taking directions well and working collaboratively with others
  • Able to rapidly synthesize information and write concise memos
  • Rapid and precise transcription ability

*NOTE: There are no byline opportunities in this position as the work involves reporting and researching for stories that will be written in Japanese. In addition, some travel for reporting on news stories and trade show conventions may be required. 

Application Instructions:

Apply by e-mail to:
yomiurinyjob2013 @ gmail.com:

Send letter and resume to:
Eiji Hirose
New York Bureau Chief
The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun is the largest daily newspaper in Japan with a circulation of nearly 10 million and an estimated daily readership exceeding 26 million people. They are headquartered in Tokyo and have 28 international bureaus, three of which (New York, Washington and LA) are located in the United States. 

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