May 14

Job: Producer – TV Asahi (Washington, D.C., USA)

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Job Title: Producer
Posted by: TV Asahi
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time


The Washington, D.C. Bureau of TV Asahi, a nation-wide Japanese TV network is currently seeking candidates for a full-time Producer.

Producer Position: The Producer will assist the Bureau in its news-gathering, reporting, and production activities for news broadcasts in Japan.  Expected duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting correspondents and cameramen, both individually and alongside fellow producers
  • Researching topics of interest, filming, and communicating/negotiating both inside and outside the company
  • Researching, planning, and assisting with travel for feature stories
  • Helping fellow producers with news-gathering, scheduling, and other tasks
  • Assisting with field work and business trips
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by management


  • Bachelor’s degree minimum (Major in Journalism, International Relations, or Asia Studies preferred)
  • English language fluency required, with strong oral and written communication skills; Japanese language ability a plus
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong interest and background in politics, international affairs, US/Japan/Northeast Asia issues, and an interest in journalism and/or broadcasting news
  • Strong interest in and understanding of Asian culture
  • Positive attitude toward working as part of a team
  • Travel, both domestic and foreign, may be required
  • Flexibility in working hours, due to time difference (between DC and Tokyo) and broadcasting deadlines

Application Process: If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to

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