Sep 8

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Position: Assistant Producer (TV News/FNN Department)
Posted by: Fujisankei Communications International Inc.
Location: Washington, D.C. (No Visa Support)
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to pre-JET alum Peter Gold (Fukui-ken) for the following job opening:

SUMMARY

To research and cover political and economic news in Washington DC as well as news taking place in North, Central, and South America that would be of interest to the Japanese viewers living in Japan. The position will require research on current events, develop ideas for news segments (“kikaku”), and on-site coverage. The ideal candidate will speak native-level English, conversational Japanese, and have 3-5 years of relevant experience or background. The candidate must be able to adapt their lifestyle to the news cycle, and travel frequently.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Keep up with current events in both Americas and Japan by scouring news media and researching a wide range of sources. Present topics that may be of interest to the Japanese viewers, whether the news involves Japanese individuals, has an effect on Japan, or topics that are similar to events taking place in Japan. Report news from location, which could be anywhere in the North, Central, or South America. Arrange business trip, including flight, lodging, rides, and interviews.

Other Skills

Speak native-level English, conversational Japanese. Strong commitment to the news lifestyle. Thrives in a team-oriented environment. Strong organizational, communication, and research skills. Reliable and punctual. Ability to use a hand-held camera a plus.

Essential Physical Requirements

Able to work irregular hours to accommodate developing news; ability to work overtime and weekends on a short notice; be willing to travel frequently. The job may require candidates to travel to inhospitable areas, such as the aftermath of natural disasters.

Please email cover letter and resume to  fujitvwdc@gmail.com.  No phone calls, please.

(Updated to correct location 9.9.17)


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