May 4

Job: Business News Researcher / Reporter – Yomiuri Shimbun (New York, NY, USA)

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Job Title: Business News Researcher / Reporter in the New York Bureau
Posted by:
Yomiuri Shimbun
New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full Time

Here’s a job received directly from the newspaper:

The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest daily newspaper. We are headquartered in Tokyo and have 26 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: New York, Washington, and Los Angeles.  Website:   English-language site is:

Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong interest in current affairs, especially business news. An interest in journalism combined with attention to accuracy and the ability to multitask effectively under deadline is required. Applicants should already be based in New York region.

Description: Main duties involve assisting the Yomiuri Shimbun Japanese business correspondent by covering events, tracking relevant stories, arranging and conducting interviews, doing research, and coming up with story ideas. In addition to reporting on business and covering financial markets, you may have to cover other areas (including national politics, sports, etc.) as the situation warrants. Rapid transcription ability is also required. Since the articles are written in Japanese, there are no byline opportunities for this position.

Base Salary is $38,000 annually plus overtime. Compensation includes excellent medical benefits, and a 401(k).

Application Procedure: Please email cover letter and resume. No phone calls, please. Applicants must be available for in-person interviews and live in the Greater New York region.

Email letter and resume to:
Makoto Yoshiike, New York, Bureau Chief, Yomiuri Shimbun at:

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