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.


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


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.


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 @

1)Please write the following IN JAPANESE in your e-mail.
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.

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