Jul 31

Job: Producer – TV Asahi (Washington, DC)

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Job Title: Producer
Posted by: TV Asahi, Washington, D.C. Bureau

Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job received directly from the TV station:


The Washington, D.C. Bureau of TV Asahi, a nation-wide Japanese TV network (similar to ABC, NBC or CBS) 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 fieldwork 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 differences between DC and Tokyo and broadcasting deadlines

Application Process: Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to job@tv-asahi.net.

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