Nov 9

Job: Assistant Reporter (Sydney, Australia)

Title: Assistant Reporter, leading new network
Location: Sydney
Salary: 47-70K+S Depends on your experience and negotiations
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-6:00pm

The Role
You will assist the Bureau Chief in reporting, researching, and write general news and breaking news stories under the direction of the News desk. The role will also include some clerical work.

Criteria

  • Research ability ( web, newspaper) in English
  • Native English ability with good writing skill (article should be written in English)
  • Interstate travel required (anywhere big news are, around 2/months)
  • Understanding of Australian politics and social issues, strong interest in Australia-Japan relations are essential.

Desirable

  • Interest in writing news, mainly politics, Australia and foreign relation
  • Experience in writing for news media or degree in Journalism is plus
  • Japanese language or cultural understanding an advantage

To apply, email (to career@ssaust.com.au) your resume (Word File) and short description of your previous experience and your selling points preferably which match the job description or criteria (3-5 lines).


Sep 18

Job: Writer/Translator for RocketNews24 English (Online)

See below for a very interesting writer/translator work opportunity from Michelle Lynn Dinh (Shimane-ken, Chibu-mura, 2010 – 2013), the editor for RocketNews24 English, a website specializing in quirky news from Japan and Asia. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Writer/Translator
Posted by: RocketNews24 English
Type: Freelance
Salary: Calculated on a per article basis + incentive

Overview:

RocketNews24 English is looking to hire a few talented writers to help them grow! Thanks to a lot of hard work and its awesome readers, RockNews24 English is currently making plans to expand its website and increase our daily output. To this end, the site is looking for a couple of talented writers to join the team.

Requirements:

be creative individuals who write regularly.
enjoy keeping up to date with current events, trends and pop culture.
speak/read Japanese well (equivalent to JLPT N2 or better)
be able to produce five or more articles per week

Applicants from all over the world are welcome. They are also looking for speakers of Chinese, Korean or other Asian languages.

Application Instructions:

(If you apply, make sure to indicate that you learned of the listing via JETwit.)

Please send your resume, Japanese and English, and translations (see #2 below) to recruit @ en.rocketnews24.com

1)Please write the following IN JAPANESE in your e-mail.
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Name:
Age:
Address:
Motivation for applying:
E-mail address:
Telephone number:
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※Please write『英訳ライタースタッフ応募/氏名』for the subject.
※Please attach a picture of yourself with your resume.

2)Please translate the following two articles and submit them with your resume

1. ■普通じゃない!神戸北野で異人館を改装した『スターバックス』に行ってきた

2. Please write an original piece that you think would be a good fit for RocketNews24. This could be a loose translation of an article from a foreign language website, a short piece introducing something neat you found on the net or your own personal opinion or anecdotal piece based on your experiences in Japan and Asia.

Only accepted applicants will be notified of the results.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, RocketNews24 is a Japanese-language news blog. Since their humble launch in 2008, they’ve built a massive fan base by reporting the interesting, strange and random—much of it brought over from the English-speaking world.


Aug 29

Yvonne Thurman-Dogruer (Kagoshima-ken, 1994-95) is a former JETAANY President and Treasurer. She has a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University, had a ten-year career at its Center on Japanese Economy and Business, and ran her own business for a number of years.  Yvonne currently consults for small businesses and start-ups while continuing the full-time job-search, and is an avid sailor.

JETAA NY President in 1999. Columbia grad in 2002. Director at Columbia Business School in 2005. Entrepreneur and business owner in 2008. Now? Unemployed.

Rarely do I say that I’m unemployed. That’s never my response when someone asks what I do. I’m consulting. I’m job-searching. I work from home. All true. I don’t know how to relate to ‘unemployed’ as a status. It’s easier on the ego to instead talk about what I’ve done up until this point. But after a year and a half with no steady paycheck, there is no doubt I am one of the many unemployed in this country, regardless of how the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics might choose to define me. I do consulting work when I can get it, and I continue to look for a full-time, salaried position. I am unemployed.

This summer marked a couple of milestones in my life; 25 years since graduating high school, and 20 years since I was on the JET program. I’ve attended really great reunions — hours full of fun and therapeutic reminiscing about the past. I would come home from them feeling good about reconnecting with those who had played an important role in my personal and professional growth, and proud of the many things I’ve accomplished in life so far. And then comes the question, “where am I now?”. That has me stumped. What are these invisible barriers holding me back from moving forward? This all feels so foreign to me, as I had always felt grounded in my professional life. Every day is a challenge to keep steady, strong, and navigate myself through such an unpredictable environment. And every day, I seem to get through, and continue to look for that thing called a job to give me some sense of stability.

So I chatted with Steven Horowitz a few months back and with his encouragement decided to write for JETwit and reflect on this past year-and-a-half of my professional life, and make some observations about this job market. It’s my hope that while I continue zig-zagging through the murky waters of the New York job hunt and share my experiences, it might help my fellow JET alumni who are going through the same thing. Whether you’ve returned from your Japan stint some decades ago like me, or have come back more recently, if you are job searching now – you will have a voice to contribute here. I do not aim to give advice, only to encourage discussion. Let’s start talking, continue to keep our heads about us, and our humor.  Stay tuned…


Jan 16

JET Alumnus to Give Encore Lecture on Student Loan Debt in NYC

*****

Writer, researcher, and JET alumnus Matt Leichter (Saitama-ken ’03-’05) will give an encore performance of his lecture, “College Education: Certain Debt, Uncertain Income.” It will again be hosted by the Henry George School of Social Science in New York City. The event date is Wednesday, January 29, at 6:30 PM. The location is not the school’s normal address; instead it will be at:

NYC Seminar and Conference Center

71 West 23rd Street (corner of 6th Ave.)

New York, NY 10010

Here is the lecture’s abstract:

Soaring costs for education, together with limited job opportunities and stagnant wage growth, place substantial financial and psychological burdens on students.

Noted columnist and researcher Matt Leichter reviews tuition inflation, cuts in public funding and the business of lending to students. Mr. Leichter will also propose reforms to the system of financing college education.

Space is limited; please register to attend by emailing hgs.billy@gmail.com.


Oct 23

Job: Writer/Translator for RocketNews24 English (Online)

See below for a very interesting writer/translator work opportunity from Michelle Lynn Dinh (Shimane-ken, Chibu-mura, 2010 – 2013), the editor for RocketNews24 English, a website specializing in quirky news from Japan and Asia. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Writer/Translator
Posted by: RocketNews24 English
Type: Freelance
Salary: Calculated on a per article basis + incentive

Overview:

RocketNews24 English is looking to hire a few talented writers to help them grow! Thanks to a lot of hard work and its awesome readers, RockNews24 English is currently making plans to expand its website and increase our daily output. To this end, the site is looking for a couple of talented writers to join the team.

Requirements:

be creative individuals who write regularly.
enjoy keeping up to date with current events, trends and pop culture.
speak/read Japanese well (equivalent to JLPT N2 or better)
be able to produce five or more articles per week

Applicants from all over the world are welcome. They are also looking for speakers of Chinese, Korean or other Asian languages.

Application Instructions:

(If you apply, make sure to indicate that you learned of the listing via JETwit.)

Please send your resume, Japanese and English, and translations (see #2 below) to recruit @ en.rocketnews24.com

1)Please write the following IN JAPANESE in your e-mail.
————————-
Name:
Age:
Address:
Motivation for applying:
E-mail address:
Telephone number:
————————-

※Please write『英訳ライタースタッフ応募/氏名』for the subject.
※Please attach a picture of yourself with your resume.

2)Please translate the following two articles and submit them with your resume

1. ■普通じゃない!神戸北野で異人館を改装した『スターバックス』に行ってきた

2. Please write an original piece that you think would be a good fit for RocketNews24. This could be a loose translation of an article from a foreign language website, a short piece introducing something neat you found on the net or your own personal opinion or anecdotal piece based on your experiences in Japan and Asia.

Only accepted applicants will be notified of the results.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, RocketNews24 is a Japanese-language news blog. Since their humble launch in 2008, they’ve built a massive fan base by reporting the interesting, strange and random—much of it brought over from the English-speaking world.


Oct 22

Job: Writer/Translator for RocketNews24 English (Online)

This is a re-post of a previously listed position.  They found some good candidates but are looking for more! Except Michelle wants to make clear that applicants can be located anywhere, i.e., you don’t have to be in Japan to do it.

See below for a very interesting writer/translator work opportunity from Michelle Lynn Dinh (Shimane-ken, Chibu-mura, 2010 – 2013), the editor for RocketNews24 English, a website specializing in quirky news from Japan and Asia. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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PositionWriter/Translator
Posted by: RocketNews24 English
Type: Freelance
Salary: Calculated on a per article basis + incentive

Overview:

RocketNews24 English is looking to hire a few talented writers to help them grow! Thanks to a lot of hard work and its awesome readers, RockNews24 English is currently making plans to expand its website and increase our daily output. To this end, the site is looking for a couple of talented writers to join the team.

Requirements:    

  • be creative individuals who write regularly.
  • enjoy keeping up to date with current events, trends and pop culture.
  • speak/read Japanese well (equivalent to JLPT N2 or better)
  • be able to produce five or more articles per week

They are also looking for speakers of Chinese, Korean or other Asian languages. Read More


Sep 11

Job: Group Guides for Kakehashi Project (DC, Nashville, Chicago, Denver)

Thanks to JET alum Ashley Greenidge who works for The Laurasian Institution for sharing this great JET-relevant listing! Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Group Guide
Location: (Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C. or Nashville)
Type: Temp
Compensation: 

  • $2,250 for 10 days as group guide
  • Transportation to/from major cities (either Chicago & Denver or Washington D.C. & Nashville) during the trip
  • Transportation to/from the homestay location
  • Meals and lodging during trip

Overview:

The Laurasian Institution of Seattle, WA is seeking guides for groups of 25 participants visiting the United States from Japan in October and November 2013. Groups will be comprised of 24 high school or university students and 1~2 adult chaperones. Groups will visit the United States for a period of 10 days, including sightseeing in major cities and a homestay in locations throughout the country.

Requirements:

  • Native English speakers with highly functional Japanese abilities (minimum JLPT Level 2/N2 or equivalent)
  • Background in education, youth exchange, and/or Japan-related work experience
  • All-day time commitment for 10 days, including being on-call at night
  • Experience with Japanese students and/or the Japanese school system
  • Familiarity with Japanese health insurance procedures
  • Residence in and knowledge of the geography, history and culture of at least one of the major cities (Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C. or Nashville)
  • Ability to handle emergencies and work under pressure
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated experience as a leader
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pass a criminal background check Read More

Jul 26

Job: Assistant Director, Alumni Development – International Programs at Emory University (GA)

Thanks to JET alum Jessica Kennett Cork for sharing this job. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
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Position: Asst Dir, Alumni Development – International Programs
Posted by: Emory University
Type: Full-time
Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary:
 40,800~54,600
Start Date: N/A

Job Description:
Creates, maintains, and enhances the relationship between the alumni and the University and among alumni themselves. Coordinates alumni events both locally and nationally. Plans annual events to strengthen ties with the University such as Alumni weekend, parents weekend, assembly meetings and class reunions. Develops alumni clubs and travel programs throughout the country and assists them in planning and implementing events. May supervise clerical and professional staff. Performs related responsibilities as assigned. Read More


Apr 28

Job: Coordinator for Education, The Consulate General of Japan (SF) 04.28.12

Thanks to JET Alum Peter Weber for sharing this. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
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Position: Coordinator for Education

Posted by: Consulate General of Japan
Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, CA
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A

The Japan Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan seeks to fill a position for the Coordinator for Education. Applicants who meet the following requirements and who are interested in the position will submit a resume to our office.

Duties include:

(1) Handling education -related issues: Promotion and support of Japanese language. education, the
Japanese Government Scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Education, studying in Japan,
introducing Japan to local schools etc…
(2) Assisting with various Japan Information Center programs and projects as needed. Read More


Mar 30

Job: Economic Advisor, Embassy of Japan (London) 03.30.12

Via JETAA UK. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
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The latest from JETAA UK – Job Vacancy

Economic Advisor, Embassy of Japan – Embassy of Japan in the UK – Embassy of Japan, London, W1J 7JT
To view details about this job vacancy visit: http://www.jetaa.org.uk/jobs/economic-advisor-embassy-of-japan/


Mar 27

Job: Postings from Idealist.org 3.27.12

Via Idealist.org. Posted by Geneva Marie (Niigata-ken 2008-09) Geneva is a contributor to both JETwit and JETAANY. Geneva is on a continuous (epic) search for Japanese-related jobs in the United States. Hire me!  :-)


Program Associate – Afterschool and Leadership Initiatives

Posted by: Asia Society
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Salary: Competitive
Start date: March 2012

Asia Society’s New York branch is currently seeking an associate to coordinate afterschool and academic youth leadership programs. Candidate with a background in global education is preferred.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/tt5h6fxswNxd/

Assistant Director – Professional Development

Posted by: Asia Society
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Salary: Competitive
Start date: March 2012

Asia Society’s New York branch is currently seeking a candidate with the experience to assist in developing educational programs at the K-12 level, however, there is no education degree required.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wJzcfSZkJdbD/

Associate Director – International Studies Schools Network

Posted by: Asia Society
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Salary: Competitive
Start date: March 2012

Asia Society’s New York branch is currently seeking a candidate with senior level education experience in administration for their Associate Director position. Masters degree required. 6-8 years experience relating to education and child development preferred.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Whcj6CX6KsCp/

Research and Data Analyst

Posted by: The Asia Foundation
Type: Full-time
Location: San Francisco, CA
Salary: Competitive
Application deadline: April 9, 2012

The Asia Foundation is currently seeking a candidate with fundraising experience as well as a solid background in research (online or other) and development. High level of computer literacy required.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wwGzmbCXH9h4/

Associate Programme Manager for the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

Posted by: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Type: Full-time/Contract
Location: Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
Salary: Not specified
Start date: May 1st, 2012. Position available until filled.
Application deadline: April 30, 2012

IGES is seeking an Associate Programme Manager for their Bangkok location. Experience in working in international organizations is preferred. Masters degree desirable.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/pDWk27NpMTnp/

 


Mar 23

Job: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Beppu, Oita) 03.23.12

Thanks to Kyushu-based JET alum and professional translator Joel Dechant for alerting JETwit to recent open positions at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (where Joel happens to work).

Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
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Position: Various

Posted by: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Type:  Full and contract
Location: Beppu-shi, Oita-ken
Salary:   
Start Date: N/A

http://www.apu.ac.jp/administration/modules/opportunities/index.php?content_id=1

Ritsumeikan Open Positions:

Mar 15

Jobs: Writer Translator and Web Designer (London, UK) 03.15.12

Thanks to Jet Alumn Dipika Soni for forwarding these two JET relevant openings in the UK.

Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
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Position: Writer/ Translator

Posted by: Cross Media
Type: Part-time (possible full-time)
Location: London, UK
Salary: Provided on application
Start date: NA
Contact Info:
Responsibilities:

– To translate Japanese to English texts for internal use and for external use on websites/print
media
– To write original content for external use on websites/print media
– To proofread and edit English documents for internal and external use
– To plan and manage newsletter, website and social media content

We are initially offering this as a part time but a full time position may be offered to the right person.

Please send your CV, two samples of writing, and two samples of Japanese to English translation (including the original text), as well as any visa details if relevant to Ms. Mary Moreton mary@eat-japan.com with Writer/Translator in the title. Read More


Jan 23

Andrew R. McCarthy (Akita-ken, 2005-08) is a law student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law focusing on international trade, business, and tax.  He currently runs the blog JETs with J.D.s, an information source for current JET alumni law students and prospective law students for career paths and approaches within the current legal market.  For those considering law school and trying to comprehend the costs and the risks of such an endeavor, he also recommends The Law School Tuition Bubble.

With a New Year comes a renewed energy for Japanese-speaking law students to seek out their future employer. With firms still skittish about hiring and with the legal employment market as crowded as ever, in this post I share my experience as a JET with a J.D. looking for employment in the largest U.S. Japanese-English bilingual job fair. Even though the next one is a whole ten months away – there’s no time like the present to start preparing.

While plenty of other Japanese speakers and JET alums may already know about CFN, it is a surprisingly useful resource for law school students as well.

The post, in full, is available here.


Dec 1

Job: JET for JTEs

Stephanie Boegeman (ALT, Akita-ken, 2006-09) gets her kicks from finding fun crazy ways to see the world and getting paid to do it. She is constantly in search of job, internship, and travel ideas to add to her site Playing With Hire, in the hopes that more JET alumni and like-minded souls join her in her quest to find creative, inspiring, and unique ways to make ends meet.

Japanese citizens with a college degree and a good command of the English language can land a sweet job teaching American kids about Japanese culture. Sound familiar? If you know of any wonderful folks in the inaka who fit this description, pass on the good word about the Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI). Applications are being accepted through *Jan 7th*. More details about the job are here.


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