May 16

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Job Title: Researcher / Assistant Correspondent
Posted by:
Mainichi Newspapers, Los Angeles Bureau
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the newspaper:

The Mainichi Newspapers Los Angeles Bureau seeks a full time Researcher / Assistant Correspondent. The Mainichi Newspapers is a major daily Japanese newspaper printed in Japan with around 3 million readers. It is the oldest national daily newspaper in Japan founded in 1872. Our corporate information can be found at https://mainichi.jp/.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with Japanese news correspondents in gathering news and developing articles.
  • General proofreading.
  • Researching and gathering news, conducting interviews, developing and maintaining news sources, covering press conferences and other events ( such as sporting events, award ceremonies, criminal trials, etc.) in English and Japanese.
  • Administrative duties are included.
  • No byline opportunities.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a keen interest and understanding of U.S. current events, and journalism.
  • Must be a native English speaker who is proficient at speaking and writing English effectively.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, detail oriented, and research savvy.
  • Must be highly motivated in journalism and pitch ideas/stories to report on.
  • Ability to analyze news stories to see what is interesting and newsworthy.
  • Persistent in achieving goals and objectives under deadlines.
  • Must be available to work on weekends and/or irregular hours when needed.
  • Must have B.A. minimum and reliable transportation. Research experience is crucial.
Preferred Skills:
  • Japanese-speaking applicants and/or those familiar with Japanese culture and media.
  • Excellent English-Japanese translation skills.

Application Process: Please email resume and a cover letter (as an attachment) to mainichila@mainichi.com. With “Attn: Los Angeles Bureau Chief”

Location: Brentwood in Los Angeles, CA 

Compensation:

  • Salary and paid overtime, paid vacation and sick-time.
  • You must be able to work in the United States legally. We do not sponsor visas.
  • One month probation period.

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