Sep 27

Job: Assistant Producer – TV News/FNN (New York, NY, USA)

Position: Assistant Producer
Posted by: TV News/ FNN
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Diego Velasco (Tokyo-ken) for passing along the following job opening with his organization:

JOB SUMMARY AND WHO WE ARE: The Associate Producer will support producers and editors at Fuji Television’s New York office for news coverage in North and South America. This position will be a part of a team in creating pre-recorded or live content for news program FNN News, Japan’s largest media conglomerate, Fuji Television Networks. Coverage include but are not limited to the Presidential Elections, the United Nations, NYSE, and sports such as MLB and NBA. Stories will reach national audience in Japan.


  • Research, monitor and identify breaking news through US news sources
  • Identify newsworthy stories suitable for Japanese audience and properly communicate stories.
  • Perform fact-checking through original sources.
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot technical and logistical aspects of onsite filming or interviewing
  • Pitch story ideas for same-day and long-term feature stories
  • Maintain calendars for various events
  • Gain knowledge about academic, cultural, political institutions, think tanks, and more.
  • Network and build positive relationships with sources


  • Is authorized to work legally in the United States
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Journalism, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Sociology or any related field
  • Native level English in reading, writing and conversation.
  • Preferably conversational level Japanese
  • Must be willing and able to travel and work flexible hours, overtime including weekends, at times with very short notices.
  • Curiosity towards current events and a motivated learner
  • Ability to work in a Japanese / international environment
  • Ability to self-manage projects and schedules


  • Additional language, such as Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Work experience in News/Media


  • Able to work irregular hours to accomodate developing news
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends on a short notice
  • Be willing to travel frequently
  • The job may require working under different weather and climate conditions

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please email cover letter and resume to

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