Jun 13

Job: Assistant Reporter – Asahi Shimbun (New York, NY, USA)

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Job Title: Assistant Reporter
Posted by:
Asahi Shimbun 
New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job received directly from the newspaper:

The Asahi Shimbun newspaper seeks a skilled and highly motivated Assistant Reporter

The position is for its New York Bureau. The successful candidate will work closely with a correspondent covering general news in North America, including breaking news, politics and U.S. society, while also working with the New York bureau chief on long-term research projects and features.

Founded in 1879, The Asahi Shimbun is widely recognized as Japan’s leading and most respected national daily broadsheet. It has a circulation of nearly six million copies per day, and is read by a wide segment of the Japanese public.  The newspaper is particularly influential among Japan’s government officials, policymakers and academics.  It also reaches an English-speaking audience through its English language website. Its North American bureaus are located in Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco.


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred). Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently are required. Background in International Affairs and/or American Politics/Society. Japanese language skills are helpful but not required.

Job Description: 

Assisting our New York-based correspondent by conducting background research, gathering news and comments, arranging and conducting interviews, and closely following developments in the correspondent’s beat. That said, candidates must be flexible and willing to work with other correspondents on other issues when necessary. Some travel, domestic and international, may be required (this is a position with no article-writing or byline opportunities).


  • Bachelor’s degree holders: $2,900 — $3,000 (monthly); Master’s degree holders: $3,000 – $3,100 (monthly)
  • (The above ranges may vary depending on the applicant’s work experience)
  • Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental/vision benefits, and commuting expenses.  The position will be available starting at mid-June.

Application Procedure:

Please email cover letter and resume (fax if you so prefer). Please provide names and contact information for two references. No clips or phone calls, please.

Contact Information:
c/o: Hiring Manager
The Asahi Shimbun America
Email: asahiny@asahiam.com
Fax: (212) 221-1734

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