Jan 17

Job: News Reporter/Research Assistant – Yomiuri Shimbun (Los Angeles, CA)

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Job Title: News Reporter/Research Assistant
Posted by: Yomiuri Shimbun
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the newspaper:

Yomiuri Shimbun

Founded in 1874, The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest and most influential national daily newspaper in Japan. We have 28 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.

Job Description:

The Los Angeles Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest national daily newspaper, seeks a reporter/research assistant to help cover all news, especially sports events (primarily baseball, but also golf tennis, Olympics sports, etc.), and assist in reporting on any other major (non-sports) news in the western and Midwestern states of the U.S. and Mexico. This job primarily involves assisting two Japanese sports reporters by gathering daily sports news, arranging and conducting interviews, obtaining media credentials for sports events, doing research, transcribing interviews, and covering games and other events. The work can be fast-paced and there are regular deadlines (work days may sometimes include weekends and on some days start of work days may be in afternoon and continuing after the end of games during baseball season). The position may require travel to cover major news, report on various sporting events, and also covering the entertainment industry.

Applicants should be able to communicate well in English and Spanish. Since the newspaper is in Japanese, there are no byline opportunities.

Job Duties:

  • Newsgathering and research, identify newsworthy events
  • Conduct interviews/develop and maintain news sources
  • Cover press conferences and other events
  • Travel is sometimes required, including weekend work-Some administrative duties


  • Language: English and some Spanish.
  • Keen interest in sports, genuine interest in current events
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent internet and research skills
  • Ability to rapidly transcribe documents
  • Attention to accuracy, detail oriented, ability to multitask effectively
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive freeways
  • Must already live in Greater Los Angeles region


  • Salary:  $37,700 plus additional overtime
  • Benefits: 401(k), medical and dental insurance, work-related gas mileage and cell phone reimbursement

How and to Whom to Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to yomiurilajob2019@gmail.com  Attn: Jacob Margolies. Applicants should indicate proficiency level for all languages (e.g. native, working knowledge or conversational) in resumes. No phone calls please.

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