Jan 23

Job: News Producer – Tokyo Broadcasting System (Washington, DC)

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Position: News Producer
Posted by: Tokyo Broadcasting System
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Tokyo Broadcasting System has an immediate opening for a Japanese-speaking news producer in our Washington, DC bureau, covering a wide range of issues including US politics, foreign policy, economics, and general-interest stories. This full-time position involves working closely with correspondents from Japan to assist in all aspects of the reporting process. The ideal applicant is a strong communicator with a positive attitude and flexible mentality. Japanese language ability is required. This position involves some late-night and weekend work, as well as occasional travel on short notice.

You should have:

  • Working proficiency in Japanese language.
  • A degree in journalism, communications, international relations, East Asian studies, political science, or other relevant field.
  • Strong English communication skills and the ability to quickly digest a lot of information.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure.
  • Familiarity with topics related to US foreign policy and domestic politics, East Asian regional affairs, and general current events.

You will be expected to:

  • Attend regularly-scheduled press briefings, congressional hearings, and panel discussions around DC, taking note of pertinent information and conveying that to correspondents.
  • Do research and fact-checking for breaking news and day-of stories.
  • Work with correspondents to conceive and develop ideas for long-form feature stories.
  • Book interviews, arrange shoots, and facilitate logistics for domestic and international travel, accompanying camera crews to other locations as necessary.
  • Assist with on-site news production and in-house recording, logging, and editing of video feeds.
  • Compile and prioritize information on daily, weekly, and long-range news events in coverage area.

TBS is one of the oldest and largest television and radio broadcasting networks in Japan and broadcasts nationally via 28 affiliate stations. The Washington, DC bureau covers news primarily in the United States for broadcast in Japan.

To be considered for this position, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Interested applicants should email a resume and brief statement of interest to dc@tbsi-us.com. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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