Dec 12

Job: Production Intern – Tokyo Broadcasting System (Washington, D.C., USA)

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Job Title: Production Intern
Posted by: Tokyo Broadcasting System
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s an internship received directly from the company:

Tokyo Broadcasting System is one of Japan’s oldest and largest private television networks, with an average viewing audience of approximately 4-6 million. Tokyo Broadcasting System seeks a part-time production intern to work at our Washington, DC bureau for the Spring 2020 semester.

The intern would take an active role in supporting our daily news production schedule by:

  • Attending relevant briefings and events in the area, including congressional hearings, think tank panels, and regularly scheduled government press briefings.
  • Conducting research on topics related to our coverage, especially in the run-up to 2020 Elections
  • Maintaining a schedule of newsworthy events in the Washington, DC area.
  • Transcribing interviews and remarks in preparation for on-air use.

Desired traits and qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Superior research and analytic skills, especially the ability to quickly synthesize and convey pertinent information about a certain topic.
  • Attention to detail and punctuality.
  • A familiarity with global current events.
  • Proficiency in Japanese is a plus, but not required. 

Depending on the intern’s own motivation and qualifications, there may be opportunities to pitch and develop story ideas for broadcast to our audience in Japan.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a resume and brief statement of interest (in English) to Nicholas Watkins at

Compensation: Unpaid (transportation reimbursed) 

Duration: Season, part-time 

Address: 529 14th St NW, Suite 1088, Washington DC 20045

Phone: 202-393-3800

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