Nov 19

Job: Defense News Assistant/Staff Reporter at Asahi Shimbun (DC)

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PositionDefense News Assistant / Staff Reporter
Type: Full-Time
Location:  Washington, DC
Salary: 32,000 – 36,000 


Primary duties include assisting our Washington-based defense correspondent by attending daily press briefings, conducting thorough background research, gathering news and views, arranging and conducting interviews, and closely following developments in U.S. defense policy and international security affairs.  However, candidates must be flexible and willing to work with other correspondents on non-defense issues when necessary.  Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.  Some domestic travel may be required.

This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities initially. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and 401(k).  The position will be available by early December.


  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable).
  • Background in international security affairs and an interest in pursuing a career in journalism are preferable.
  • Interest in East Asia is desirable.
  • Japanese language skills helpful but not required.


Please email cover letter and resume (fax only if necessary). No clips or phone calls, please.

Ms. Aya Maher
The Asahi Shimbun
1022 National Press Building
Washington, D.C. 20045
AsahiDC @

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